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.
Here's a look at the stories Last Word staffers are following now:
- Prosecution: Zimmerman witness may have showed up too early
- Immigration thicket awaits House GOP
- President Obama's immigration strategy in limbo
- George W. Bush jumps into the immigration debate: ‘The system is broken’
- House GOP to look at immigration against backdrop of deep divisions
- Leaders struggle to find votes for farm bill without food stamps
- McConnell accuses Obama of authority overreach
- Pro Hillary PAC picks up Obama campaign staff
- Effects of ruling on same-sex marriage start rippling out through government
- Another win for gay rights: ENDA passes out of committee in 15-7 Vvote
- Shift in public opinion on NSA surveillance following Snowden leaks
- Snowden says he never gave intelligence to Russia or China
- A brand-new U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan. And nobody to use it
- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces charges in Boston attacks
- New Hampshire lawmaker apologizes for comparing Obamacare to SF plane crash
- The Biebs isn’t a fan of Bubba