FAIR’s Analysis of Marco Rubio’s Immigration Plan

Screen shot 2016-03-01 at 5.09.21 PMU.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for president, outlined a three-step plan for immigration reform in his 2015 book, American Dreams: implement enforcement measures, modernize the legal immigration system, then amnesty. FAIR offers the following analysis of the plan on five key immigration issues: amnesty; legal immigration; border security; interior enforcement; and taxpayer benefits to illegal aliens.

Amnesty: Rubio was a driving force behind the Gang of Eight immigration bill that would have granted amnesty to the approximately 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S. Additionally, Rubio urged the Senate to pass the 2015 DHS budget bill, even if it would fund President Obama’s executive amnesties. On the campaign trail, Rubio has maintained that he still supports amnesty, but before it can be considered, the U.S. has to “prove to people that illegal immigration is under control” by securing the border and “modernizing the legal immigration system to make it merit-based and not family based.” According to Rubio, “once both of these reforms have been passed, then I believe the conditions will be in place to address the most politically sensitive aspect of immigration reform: what to do with more than twelve million people currently here illegally.”…

Read more of this analysis on Marco Rubio’s stand on immigration on FAIRus.org: Where Do the Presidential Hopefuls Stand on Immigration?

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    How do you pick one position? He was adamantly against amnesty during his 2010 Senate race, then promoted it as part of the gang of eight, with amnesty up front, then decided that enforcement had to come before amnesty. Next week he will no doubt have a new position. Whatever gets him one more vote. And in all the furor about the “all white” Oscars, a Mexican American won the director’s prize for the third straight year, but I guess that didn’t fit the media narrative.

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      That is your man………the republican party….a broken party…..with obsolete representatives……..the racist part of The Oscar is black not latino…….

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        He doesn’t seem to be anyone’s man, as he got his tail whipped in the primaries. But that’s how your thought process runs.

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          Exactly and it is sharp as a whip and again you missed the point why? because you and your pals the republicans are not honest and flip floppers…..McConnell that dishonest guy now is running to destroy Trump…..you guys betray each other like you guys betrayed The will of the people when Obama was chosen president….The republicans could have improved what Obama did and give him a hard time for a better outcome but no……..you and your Pals hate Obama and want him destroyed…….

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            In 20 years from now history will unveil you and your republicans pals and some democrats… as to the worst party in time EVER that did nothing in 8 years and fought among themselves besides to their own Commander and Chief………..why?…..let men see violet, purple…can you helped me?

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          Rubio your republican party buddy but yu don;t recognize him…you even yourself are not loyal to your own…..this translates to US citizens as a country….it tells me you do not stick to The People……….you are no different…….

          Life 101 fro you….if you belong to a country you stick to your people good or bad and then fix them…..same for the political party……that is why you and them are not in good shape….but you guys do not even realize that the problem is all of you….