Jindal argued that Republicans need to act. “I do think its right to say we need to secure the border first. I think if the president had been serious about this the last five years; we’d be further along in this discussion. I think the American people are compassionate,” he said. “I don’t think we’re the kind of people that are going to kick people out of schools or hospitals or punish kids for what their parents have done. But I think it’s also right the American people are sceptical,” he said.
“There’s broad agreement on letting people work here and contribute to our economy if they learn the language, they pay a fine, they go pass a criminal background check. I think there’s broad consensus,” he said. “We have got to reform the ways that people come here legally. We need to increase dramatically the opportunities for people to come into our country legally. Again, it’s good for them, but it’s also good for our country,” Jindal said. (PTI)