First Word: George W. Bush wades into immigration debate

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Former President George W. Bush, right, posses for a photo with Mondell Bernadette Avril after she was sworn in as a U.S. citizen during a ceremony at the...
Former President George W. Bush, right, posses for a photo with Mondell Bernadette Avril after she was sworn in as a U.S. citizen during a ceremony at the...
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President George W. Bush resurfaced Wednesday, urging Congress to “reach a positive resolution” fixing the country’s “broken” immigration system.

“We can uphold our tradition of assimilating immigrants, and honoring our heritage of our nation built on the rule of law,” Bush said during a naturalization ceremony at his presidential library in Dallas. “But we have a problem. The laws governing the immigration system aren’t working; the system is broken.”

During his time in the Oval Office, Bush fought for immigration reform somewhat similar to the measure currently under consideration by Washington lawmakers.

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First Word: George W. Bush wades into immigration debate

Updated