Bobby Jindal Says Immigrants ‘Should Adopt Our Values, Learn English’
A Bobby Jindal super PAC released its first major advertisement, and it called for immigrants to learn English and adopt U.S. values.
The super PAC, Believe Again, titled the video "We're All Americans." In the video, Jindal is first shown stating he is "tired of hyphenated Americans," referring to labels such as Indian-Americans, African-Americans and Asian-Americans.
The video transitioned to Jindal stating his parents came to America to become Americans.
The Republican Louisiana governor then stated, "I think our immigration system is broken. If folks want to immigrate to America, they should do so legally. They should adopt our values. They should learn English. And they should roll up their sleeves and get to work."
Jindal's parents emigrated from India, although he was born in the United States.
Despite the history, Jindal has been vocal on his opposition to President Barack Obama's "illegal" executive actions that launched the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) programs, which would provide nearly 4.9 million undocumented immigrants a temporary, but renewable, stay in the U.S. for three years.
As Latin Post reported, Jindal elaborated upon the topic while speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference in Washington, D.C.
"I think that we have got to stop all the unconstitutional executive orders, the end-runs around the law that this president has done. [Obama] may not like the law, but his job is not to change the law. Congress, we have a lot of folks running for office saying 'give me a Republican majority, and I will reign in this president.' I am disappointed they did not do that."
Based on Fox News polling data conducted by Anderson Robbins Research and Shaw and Company Research, Jindal has attracted single-digit support. The poll, conducted between June 21 and June 23, saw Jindal receive 2-percentage points, which tied him with former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, current New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, although the latter two have not officially announced their presidential bids.
Jindal lost the poll to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who received 15 percent. Donald Trump received 11 percent while Ben Carson attracted 10 percent. The remaining Republican presidential hopefuls received single-digit support.
The 44-year-old, born Piyush Jindal in Baton Rouge in 1971, became Louisiana's first Indian-American governor in 2008.
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