At least two of the Republicans expected to run for president in 2016 seem to be empathetic on the immigration issue:
Paul’s comment was in response to a question about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R) recent statement that undocumented immigration was ‘an act of love,’ and not a felony. Bush’s remarks were quickly criticized by conservatives who oppose immigration reform.
Paul was not among those critics, however. ‘I don’t want to say [Bush] is terrible for saying this,’ Paul told ABC’s Jonathan Karl. ‘If it were me, what I would have said is, people who seek the American dream are not bad people. However, we can’t invite the whole world.’
Paul and Bush candidacies could make things interesting come debate time.