Rubio Stuck in the Middle of Senate Talks

Rubio Stuck in the Middle of Senate Talks

“A day after Republican senators in the Gang of Eight urged swift passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill, members of their own party are pushing back — a move that puts Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is engaged in a delicate balancing act between the two sides, in a difficult position,” says.

“Following the announcement Wednesday of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the comprehensive reform bill scheduled for April 17, Republican Sens. Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Mike Lee of Utah both released statements calling for a slower process over several hearings.”

Majority Say Border is Not Secure

“A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll asks several questions about immigration reform, including one about border security. ‘From what you have seen, read, or heard about the U.S. border with Mexico, would you say the border is totally secure, mostly secure, mostly not secure, totally not secure, or do you not know enough about this to have an opinion at this time?’ asked pollsters Peter Hart and Bill McInturff of 1,000 people in early April,” the Washington Examiner reports.

“The results were conclusive. A total of 63 percent said the border is mostly not secure or totally not secure. (Thirty-eight percent said mostly not secure and 25 percent said totally not secure.) Just one percent said the border is totally secure, and another 17 percent said the border is mostly secure.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    Re the Gang of Eight. Let’s not forget the Kennedy-McCain amnesty bill. Then there’s the fact that, when asked by an audience member in the 2008 Prsidential campaign how many houses he owned, McCain said that he’d have to get back to him.

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    Our Politicians Waste Legal American Citizen Tax Dollars on IA Bills

    And furlough American government workers to protect open border interests [i.e., foreign corporate defense contractors].

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        We’ve Outsourced A Lion’s Share of Our Defense Manufacturing, We Had To

        Hades John, a lion’s share your open border politicians wanted to use EU Airbus for the American tax payer paid tanker A/C.

        The “Buy American” clause in our defense contaracts is a joke; especially when we don’t make it anymore.

        Composites are a great example….that’s gone global too.

        You should read more news.

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          John WInthrop on

          Ok I should read more news…………from your explanation it is clear to me that the IA’s have nothing to do with our outsourcing and current financial situation so this was done by our own people………..perhaps I should read more news but you should use your critical thinking with facts not with feelings………..I think now we are both caught up with the reading and assessing the reality of things as per this article is concerned………………..