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Bush at Hispanic Chamber: ‘Dream Act Kids’ Need Citizenship Path

“I believe that Dream Act kids should have a path to citizenship,” Jeb Bush, speaking amid chants of protesters at U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event in Houston.

  • The Republican presidential candidate vows to keep pushing for Dream Act children to have chance of citizenship “irrespective of what the political ramifications of that are”
  • “I believe we need immigration reform. I’ve been clear about this,” Bush said at start of speech as protesters attempted to shout him down over immigration policy
  • NOTE: Proposed Dream Act legislation would establish permanent U.S. residency for children of immigrants brought to the country by their parents under the age of 16; President Obama has pushed forward with executive actions to protect undocumented residents brought to U.S. illegally as children by their parents from deportation
Related: Where the Republican Presidential Candidates Stand on Birthright Citizenship