Bobby Jindal: “Immigration without assimilation is invasion”

31 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Bobby Jindal Claims Immigration Policy Is Not About Border Security, But About ‘Values’.

WASHINGTON — GOP presidential hopeful and Louisiana Gov. “Immigration without integration is not immigration; it’s invasion,” the Louisiana governor said on ABC’s “This Week,” as he stressed the need for immigrants to learn English and fully integrate into American society.Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal told John Dickerson on “Face the Nation” that immigrants who “want to come to our country should come legally,” but need to assimilate themselves into American culture.”I think we need to insist that folks who come here come here legally, learn English, adopt our values, roll up our sleeves and get to work,” the Republican governor and presidential hopeful said in an interview aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “I think we need to insist that folks who come here come here legally, learn English, adopt our values, roll up our sleeves and get to work,” the Republican governor and presidential hopeful said in an interview aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “We don’t make people come here.

Bobby Jindal on Sunday declined to take the polls and Donald Trump’s significant lead seriously, essentially deeming the 2016 presidential race as it stands this summer a wash. “After we get past this summer of silliness, the voters are going to look at who’s prepared to do the job,” Jindal said, adding “I believe I’m the candidate.” While Jindal acknowledged that Trump has done a “good job of tapping into anger and frustration that voters feel,” he wouldn’t attach any real weight to his sustained popularity month after month, poll after poll. Jindal, the son of Indian immigrants to the U.S., made the remarks when asked by show host Martha Raddatz for his reaction to tough stances against illegal immigration taken by GOP front-runner Donald Trump and other Republican candidates. “Look, as a child of immigrants, my parents have never taken this country for granted. On “This Week,” he discussed the resiliency in New Orleans. “These last 10 years showed us that these American people love each other … but we must not become complacent,” Jindal added. “We still have work to do.” Is there any part of you, when you hear things being said, derogatory things being said about immigrants, that troubles you as the child of immigrants?

Jindal responded by alleging that immigrants in Europe do not try to integrate into their country’s cultures, although part of the problem is that many European countries do not have birthright citizenship, which limits the rights of immigrants and their descendants. “What I worry about is you look to Europe, the contrast is — you’ve got second-, third-generation immigrants that don’t consider themselves part of those societies, those cultures. Jindal said. “When it comes to immigration policy, what I’ve experienced and seen is that a smart immigration policy makes our country stronger; a dumb one makes us weaker. The real issue is that if any private in the military, if any other government official, had handled classified information the way she is said to have handled classified information, there would have been a court-martial, there would have been even criminal prosecution.

There shouldn’t be a different set of rules for our elected leaders than for the rest of us.” “That’s one of the reasons voters are so angry,” Jindal went on. “One of the things Donald Trump has tapped into, and other candidates have tapped into, is the frustration the American people have against this permanent political elite who think the rules don’t apply to them.” On Sunday, Jindal also shrugged off concerns that other members of the GOP field are alienating minority voters with their nativist rhetoric on immigration. My parents are proud of their Indian heritage, but they came here to be Americans and they love this country, they want to raise their children as Americans.

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