Senator Marco Rubio is the man of the hour. He has deftly positioned himself as the indispensable figure in this year’s immigration debate. His participation has given the Gang of Eight approach to amnesty some insulation from grassroots conservative criticism, at least for a time. Liberals in Congress understand that his imprimatur is essential to get Republican votes for the amnesty. But Rubio’s position as a bridge between the parties on immigration means he faces conflicting demands. He wants to ride success on immigration to the 2016 presidential nomination but has also made hard commitments to conservatives
I really want to be a fan and supporter of Rubio but I´m simply not sure on how far tot rust him or his judgment on things.I didn´t like his support for Libyan rebels and now for Syrian rebels.
If you´re not going to stand for the rule of law after taking an oath of office,you have no business taking the oath.The primary job of the government is securing the borders but we´ve convinced ourselves that the rule of law comes with inherent exceptions when it comes to expanding the dem´s voter base and we buy into it.
We´re seeing that the government is going to hire countless thousands of people to fill out obamacare applications,which is a total waste of valuable healthcare resources but according to the left,we´re the richest country in the world that can afford "healthcare for all". You´re going to have all these bureaucrats who speak multiple languages so people who can´t speak english can get obamacare too. How crazy is that?
Free obamcare for for illegals is a fixture in the immigration bill despite Obama and the left saying Joe wilson was out of line for saying "you lie".
I wonder if Rubio realizes what a major test this is for him. Many people want to like him, but do not trust him to stand for all the principles he so easily verbalized. We shall see whether his actions will match his words. He will be the loser if they don´t.
Another rollover (or "grow in office") vote here. I hope to be pleasantly surprised.
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I want to believe he´s trustworthy, but his participation in a ´Gang´ of anything with Schumer and McCain doesn´t fill me with optimism. Why is Rubio not doing this under the full glare of sunlight. He´s going to roll over.
Someone earlier on Lucianne commented on what Rubio did while in the state legislature. It seems he took a very liberal stance on what to do with the illegals already here in the country. Either that is, at bottom, his true feelings or we will see how he has evolved. I think Rubio of the state legislature is the real Rubio.
Rubio would gain even more credibility in Latinos and other conservatives if he stands firm or even torpedoes plans that disenfranchise legal immigrants waiting in line while leaving the border unprotected.
I´m afraid he will fall for Schumer´s border control will come later bait and switch. Any promises by Democrats to secure the border later are meaningless. Schumer can talk all he wants about the biometrics to be used to secure the border but it is all just bs. The Democrats know they will get from 11-30 million new registered voters and the GOP elite is working as hard as they can to help them. Goodbye Texas and Arizona as red states.
I like Rubio a lot. I haven´t seen any evidence he is spineless as some earlier posters are forecasting. I give him credit for stepping into this quagmire and if he´s successful in improving the eventual plan, good for him (and for his future in the party).
Republicans would have to be idiots to vote for a liberal Democrat path to citizenship amnesty designed to eventually give the Democrats 10 million or more new socialist oriented foreign born voters in the years ahead.
It is the same for so-called guest worker and AGJOBS proposals that would bring into the country a half a million low wage foreign workers each year on into the future, who would never have to leave, could bring their foreign families here and would almost all be natural future liberal Democrat voters.
Any legalization of longtime illegal aliens without criminal records should be limited to a conditional indefinite immigration status that only allows them to live here, work, and travel back and forth to their home countries, but not to qualify for social welfare benefits or bring their foreign family members here.
Any of those legalized aliens who wish to become permanent resident aliens (green card holders) in the future should have to first qualify for an immigrant visa, just as all legal immigrants must do now. That´s is only fair, and is what going to the back of the line should mean.
There should be no legalization program before the borderline is secure, a new enhanced e-verify employer verification system is in place based up a modernized social security card with a photograph of the bearer and instant electronic verification capability, along with a way for the government to catch illegal aliens who overstay temporary visas and border crossing cards. If the Republicans allow any sort of amnesty first to be passed, the liberal Democrats, just as back in 1986, will oppose and sabotage all effective immigration law enforcement measures administratively, politically in the Congress, and in the courts until those measures are watered down to ineffectiveness, or just never happen.
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