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The 'Conservative Hurricane' - Jeb Bush, Immigration, And Looking Ahead To 2016

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Florida Governor Rick Scott – along with former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez – are calling on state lawmakers to pass a tuition break to students who entered the country illegally.

The push comes as Jeb Bush continues to defend his recent comments about immigration reform.

"They broke the law, but it's not a felony," Bush said of those who enter the country illegally. "It's an act of love, it's an act of commitment to your family."

The statements were made earlier this month during an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of George H.W. Bush's presidency.

How will the immigration debate shape the 2016 presidential race, especially on the Republican side of the aisle?

Matt Corrigan, professor of political science at the University of North Florida and author of the upcoming book Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida joined Melissa Ross for more on Bush, immigration reform, and the road ahead to 2016.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.