McALLEN, Texas -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush tried to clear up his use of the term "anchor babies."
It describes children born in the U.S. to parents who entered the country illegally and is widely considered offensive by Latinos.
Bush, whose wife is from Mexico, pushed back against his critics and says it is "ludicrous" that he's being criticized for using the term.
"What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there's organized efforts -- and frankly it's more related to Asian people -- coming into our country, and having children, in that organized effort, taking advantage of a noble concept, which is birthright citizenship,” said Bush, adding, "I support the 14th amendment.”
Now some critics are saying Bush's reference to Asian people was also offensive.
A Senator from Hawaii is calling on bush to retract his statements.