Republican presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal said the United States has to insist on immigrants doing better jobs and assimilating into the American culture so as to avoid problems which are currently facing Europe. According to Jindal immigrants must learn English, adopt American values before they get to work.
During his interview on CBS the Louisiana governor said, “We need to insist on assimilation. You know, in Europe they’re not doing that.” He added on to say that they lack of assimilation to immigrants has been the cause of Europe’s problems as the countries are weakened.
Just like his fellow Republican Party presidential candidates he never said what he would do with more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States. This comes even after he reiterated on CNN interview that the American people would be pragmatic and be compassionate about the immigrants.
Jindal however has a strong stance on the border. He urges that securing the border is a priority and it must come first. He also added that his administration will ensure that the border is secured in just six months. Jindal also added that mayors of the “sanctuary cities” who don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement should be held accountable for any crimes committed by illegal immigrants.