Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to speak at aÂ George W. Bush Presidential Center-hosted symposium on immigration and economic growth at the Federal Reserve of Dallas in about 10 minutes. You can watch it here.Â If anything of note pops up, I’ll update this post.
UPDATE:Â Bush spoke for about five minutes. My takeaway: immigrants, they ain’t that bad.
“They come with new skills and new ideas,” Bush said. “ImmigrantsÂ fill a critical gap in our labor market, andÂ they work hard for a chance at a better life.”Â He went on to say that “America can be a lawful society and a welcoming society at the same time,” and that immigration needs to be handled with “a benevolent spirit.”
The conference continues throughout the day, and you can watch the whole thing through the link above.