Jeb Bush predicts the Supreme Court will strike down President Obama’s immigrant protections

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Former Gov. Jeb Bush predicts the Supreme Court ultimately will rule that President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration are unconstitutional.

Bush says he thinks Obama acted for “political purposes” and wanted to “create a wedge for Democrats to win elections.”

For now, federal courts have held up Obama’s plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants in the U.S. from deportation.

Bush also tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he favors gradually raising the retirement age for Social Security. He says “we need to look over the horizon” and mentions going from age 65 to 68 or 70. Bush says that would help sustain the retirement system for anybod’ under 40.

Bush isn’t yet in the 2016 Republican presidential race, but says he’ll have to make up his mind after a coming trip to Europe.

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