Immigration—and Assimilation—Take Center Stage at Conservative Summit

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, both the sons of immigrants, have different views.

Bobby Jindal, Republican governor of Louisiana, speaks during a conversation at the National Review Institute 2015 ideas summit in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, May 1, 2015. Jindal, a potential Republican candidate for the presidency, has proposed higher-education funding cuts of more than $200 million and trimming tax credits to bring in more revenue.

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Three of the GOP's likely presidential candidates have immigrant parents. Two of them, speaking today, made the case against multiculturalism and the emotional case for immigration reform. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who is expected to run for president, told conservatives today that more legal immigrants would be welcome in America if they had the right skills—and if they assimilated.

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