Updated 11:00 AM EDT, Sun, Sep 20, 2020

Donald Trump's Immigration Comments Slammed by Jeb Bush After Border Visit

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Politician Jeb Bush slammed presidential candidate Donald Trump's immigration comments after a recent visit on the US-Mexico border on Monday.

According to Fox News Latino, Bush said that calling to "build a big fence along the border" is not attainable and is definitely not the solution to the problem of illegal immigration.

Citing his experience during the border visit, the politician added that Trump's suggestion of building a fence will not work. "You have to have a much deeper strategy," he added.

Bush also said that Trump's principles do not come cheap.

"Mr. Trump's plans are not grounded in conservative principles. It will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. It is not realistic," Fox News Latino quoted him as saying.

It can be recalled that Trump vowed to deport all undocumented immigrants from the US and allow only those who will undergo a legal process to go back if he wins.

To this, Bush said this will surely lead to problems with other countries. "It will violate people's civil liberties. It will cause friction with our third largest trading partner that is not necessary, and I think he is wrong about this," he said.

In a similar Gawker report, Bush also clarified that the term "anchor babies" has more relation to Asians and not Latinos as earlier reported.

"What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where, there's organized efforts -- and frankly, it's more related to Asian people -- coming into our country, having children in that organized effort, taking advantage of a noble concept, which is birthright citizenship," Bush explained.

Bush reiterated his support for the 14th amendment.

According to CNN, this term refers to "the idea that children born in the United States to non-citizen parents are automatically citizens."

The controversial term, as per NBC News, is also used to pertain to both children with parents not legally in the U.S. and those of legal immigrants.

Trump and Bush have both used this term in their campaigns.

CNN wrote that those who use the term "allege that the child is an anchor baby because they can sponsor their parents for citizenship, though law prevents them from doing so until they turn 21."

The users of this term have also reportedly slammed the government's leniency on undocumented immigrants who have citizen children.

Bush, as per CNN, claimed that he did not regret using "anchor baby" in one of his radio interviews.

Now, Bush is trying to clarify things and defending himself from the criticism of Democrat Hillary Clinton who slammed him for using the term in reference to the Latinos.

"It is ludicrous for the Clinton campaign to suggest that somehow I'm using a derogatory term," Bush said via the Gawker.

The Republican also attributed the issues all to politics then advised fellow politicians "to chill out a little bit."

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