Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a book on immigration hitting the stores this week called Immigration Wars. While he’s a known immigration reformist, he is balking at a “path to citizenship” plan because he believes it creates incentives for even more illegal immigration. Instead he would prefer a path to legal residency rather than citizenship.

Via ABC News (and a Bush appearance on NBC’s Today show):

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday he does not support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., a central provision of immigration reform plans being considered by Congress.

Bush has long chided the Republican Party to adopt immigration reform and improve its outreach to minority and immigrant voters. But he said that a path to citizenship would violate the rule of law, and instead is proposing giving a path to legal permanent residency to many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country.

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