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GOP Sen. Rubio says deportation leniency is 'welcome news'
The Hill ^ | 06/15/12 01:07 PM ET | Mike Lillis

Posted on 06/15/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT by BradtotheBone

A GOP senator on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate is applauding President Obama's move to forgo deportations for some illegal immigrants.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the more lenient policy is "welcome news" for those immigrants who will benefit, though he was quick to knock the administration for acting unilaterally.

“Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem," the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement. "And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.”

Rubio's comments are a stark contrast to those coming from other Republicans, who are blasting the new rules as a threat to U.S. jobs and possibly illegal.

Rubio's remarks also further complicate the position of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who took a hard conservative stance against illegal immigrants amid the heat of the GOP primary but is now searching for ways to soften that stance in order to appeal to Hispanic voters, who will be vital in a number of swing states.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: fl; florida; notnbc; novp; nwo; oathofoffice; openborders; reasonfornbc; removerinos; rubio; shamesty; soros; un; usurper
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1 posted on 06/15/2012 11:02:10 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone
I like Rubio.
2 posted on 06/15/2012 11:03:34 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Mich Patriot

Count me in that group. I gave his staffers a piece of my mind this morning.


3 posted on 06/15/2012 11:04:54 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Mich Patriot

Hey you sexy guy....I hope that “short list” just got shorter! Rubio is toast now.


4 posted on 06/15/2012 11:05:46 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: BradtotheBone

Send Rubio a message by removing Hatch from office at the end of the month!


5 posted on 06/15/2012 11:06:34 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: BradtotheBone

No more compromise with liberals!!!


6 posted on 06/15/2012 11:07:14 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: BradtotheBone
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the more lenient
policy is "welcome news" for those immigrants
Criminal Illegal Aliens who will benefit,

If Mittens picks Rubio as VP, he is toast !!!


7 posted on 06/15/2012 11:08:14 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: BradtotheBone

what is with these guys that love mexican illegals more than the citizens of the US

just goes to show you can’t trust minorities with power .. .het favor their own above the law....


8 posted on 06/15/2012 11:08:46 AM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Mich Patriot

Rubio has always been a pretty boy traitor. I have NEVER trusted him.


9 posted on 06/15/2012 11:09:07 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: BradtotheBone

what is with these guys that love mexican illegals more than the citizens of the US

Just goes to show you can’t trust minorities with power .. .they favor their own above the law....


10 posted on 06/15/2012 11:09:28 AM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: BradtotheBone
'Welcome news' then its 'ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress'.

What a joke.

11 posted on 06/15/2012 11:09:28 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: BradtotheBone

Rubio is playing right into Obamas’ “Rope a dope” strategy.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 11:09:51 AM PDT by Huskrrrr ( the will)
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To: BradtotheBone; Dick Bachert

I am vindicated!

Repost:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2895650/posts

Allen West Blasts Obama Overriding Congress on Dream Act as ‘Rule by Edict’

Friday, June 15, 2012 12:47:16 PM · 23 of 34
MestaMachine to Dick Bachert
You are right, of course, BUT if, I repeat, IF the republicans are upset about this, it is ONLY because obama stole their playbook, (via Rubio,) to try and capture some of the latino vote. THAT little game is now dead in the water. The republicans will do nothing. If they do, or try to, it would be hypocritical in the extreme because they had intended to do exactly the same thing.
They were skunked.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 11:10:00 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: BradtotheBone

Voice of practicality here, and flame if you want, because I’m leaving town:

This is going to happen.

GOP might as well agree like Rubio did and take some of the political credit from Obama. That’s why he’s doing this, politics. He doesn’t care about hispanics or any of us.

The bigger issue, which should be screamed by Republicans, is that Obama has no respect for separation of powers or the Constitution, that he’s a power-grabber. That might resonate.

And it’s legitimate. No telling what he’ll do between November and January 20 if he loses.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 11:10:10 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: BradtotheBone

Well, isn’t that lovely. A sitting Senator cheering on the Dictator.

I guess the Senator is more concerned with “his people” rather than a illegal edict passed down on high from a usurping dictator.

Let’s just disband congress and SCOTUS altogether they are apparently not needed any longer.


15 posted on 06/15/2012 11:10:17 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: kevslisababy

Hey hot stuff...

Yeah, Rubio should officially be off the veep list now. Damn, I liked him before this, but I won’t support ANY candidate that’s soft on foreign invaders.


16 posted on 06/15/2012 11:10:28 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


17 posted on 06/15/2012 11:10:41 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Mich Patriot
Congress voted down amnesty, so Rubio is in favor of the executive branch usurping power? He is showing his true colors.

Agenda driven, regardless of laws...lack of respect for the constitution.

18 posted on 06/15/2012 11:10:52 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Mich Patriot

Since Rubio puts Cuban before American perhaps he would like to join Castro in his country of origin. He seems to have no problem with dictators.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 11:10:52 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: BradtotheBone

Break immigration laws...get rewarded.
Jump ahead of those waiting and playing by the rules...get rewarded.


20 posted on 06/15/2012 11:11:12 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Anyone with half a brain KNOWS this is just a play by Obama to (abusing the executive order privilege AGAIN) to lock in Mexican votes (legal and illegal) for Novmember.

Rubio just made a fool of himself. He should have recognized what this was about, and just STFU. Obama does not give a damn about Mexican immigrants — only thier votes.

What a disgusting sham -— like everything else that Obama does to America.


21 posted on 06/15/2012 11:11:18 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: BradtotheBone
A GOP senator on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate is applauding President Obama's move to forgo deportations for some illegal immigrants.

That's because he's expecting Obama to set aside the Natural Born Citizen requirement for the Presidency next.

22 posted on 06/15/2012 11:11:18 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: BradtotheBone
who took a hard conservative stance against illegal immigrants amid the heat of the GOP primary but is now searching for ways to soften that stance in order to appeal to Hispanic

I just wonder if whites will ever wake up?

23 posted on 06/15/2012 11:12:30 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: BradtotheBone
FUMR!
24 posted on 06/15/2012 11:14:30 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: EagleUSA

“Rubio just made a fool of himself. He should have recognized what this was about, and just STFU.”

No Rubio just REVEALED himself (for those too stupid not to have figured it out before) that he has no respect for the rule of law and will put “his people” above all else.


25 posted on 06/15/2012 11:14:59 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

I’m not sure that any of you read the original quote. Rubio said it was “welcome news” to those kids; not to Americans, Republicans, or him.


26 posted on 06/15/2012 11:17:23 AM PDT by Nabber
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To: BradtotheBone

This pro-illegal attitude is exactly why Rubio is not suitable as a VP pick.


27 posted on 06/15/2012 11:17:29 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Smokeyblue

I’m not sure that any of you read the original quote. Rubio said it was “welcome news” to those kids; not to Americans, Republicans, or him.


28 posted on 06/15/2012 11:17:51 AM PDT by Nabber
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To: BradtotheBone

I doubt our forefathers envisioned a concerted effort by the political class, unencumbered by ideological differences, to transform the nation into the United States of Taco Stand.


29 posted on 06/15/2012 11:18:20 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: BradtotheBone

Rubio cannot come back from that comment in my eyes.

Done


30 posted on 06/15/2012 11:19:55 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: BradtotheBone

Here’s Rubio’s statement:

http://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=c5c8bdbf-b1bd-45be-8ca0-08003d751733

Senator Rubio Comments On Today’s DHS Announcement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the Department of Homeland Security regarding its immigration enforcement policies:

“There is broad support for the idea that we should figure out a way to help kids who are undocumented through no fault of their own, but there is also broad consensus that it should be done in a way that does not encourage illegal immigration in the future. This is a difficult balance to strike, one that this new policy, imposed by executive order, will make harder to achieve in the long run.

“Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem. And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.”


31 posted on 06/15/2012 11:20:18 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Altura Ct.

Oh, we are awake alright. Our eyes have been stitched wide open, but our hands are tied behind our backs by BOTH parties.


32 posted on 06/15/2012 11:21:26 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: BradtotheBone

We ought to know by now the logic behind having an actual, unquestionable US citizen as president, in case it wasn’t clear as a bell before this current mess.


33 posted on 06/15/2012 11:22:03 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Nabber

“Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem,” the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement. “And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.”

Political-speak. He wants amnesty (for those 30 year old kids) as a long term solution.


34 posted on 06/15/2012 11:22:33 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: MileHi

Yup.....Rubio’s done. The Romney pople better stay FAR away from this clown.


35 posted on 06/15/2012 11:25:25 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Smokeyblue

“ ‘Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem,” the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement. “And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.’

Political-speak. He wants amnesty (for those 30 year old kids) as a long term solution.”

Not what he said, at all. Only what you wished he said.


36 posted on 06/15/2012 11:25:25 AM PDT by Nabber
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To: Mich Patriot
Yeah, Rubio should officially be off the veep list now. Damn, I liked him before this, but I won’t support ANY candidate that’s soft on foreign invaders.

Shortly after he was elected, Rubio was speaking about amnesty and said something that caused me to realize he is a conservative fraud.

Rubio has revealed himself to be a disgusting panderer. Rubio values third-world, illegal, anti-capitalist, anti-American invaders more than he does citizens or our Constitution.

37 posted on 06/15/2012 11:26:36 AM PDT by sand88
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To: Breto

Do we assume that this includes other than Mexican nationality? Does this apply to All coming across the border from Mexico? Will they ask for ID papers of any kind?


38 posted on 06/15/2012 11:28:19 AM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord)
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To: BradtotheBone

Rubio down the tubio.


39 posted on 06/15/2012 11:28:42 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Lets just say “No” to Rubio for VP.

In fact, much as I hate Obama, if I have to vote for Romney AND Rubio, its a deal breaker. I leave the space blank. Because the difference between Obama/Biden and Romney/Rubio becomes “whatever.”


40 posted on 06/15/2012 11:28:53 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Nabber
I’m not sure that any of you read the original quote. Rubio said it was “welcome news” to those kids; not to Americans, Republicans, or him.

Finally. Someone who understands what Rubio actually said.

Read the actual statement!

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

41 posted on 06/15/2012 11:29:20 AM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: Nabber

It reads to me that Rubio acknowledges that Obama’s violating the Constitution and operating outside his authority but Rubio’s willing to let it slide.


42 posted on 06/15/2012 11:30:35 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: SpaceBar
I doubt our forefathers envisioned a concerted effort by the political class, unencumbered by ideological differences, to transform the nation into the United States of Taco Stand.

Very well said. Or in words that Marco Rubio would understand:

¡Muy bien dicho!


43 posted on 06/15/2012 11:31:08 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Mich Patriot

Well, they have to dismantle the American worker, don’tcha know. Between illegal immigration and offshoring, they’ve done a pretty good job.

I hate saying NWO because it sounds so tinfoil, but the globalist agenda seems to be quite pervasive.

“When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this New World Order”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CWBTL33MpA

Globalism. Americans, you’ve been sold out.


44 posted on 06/15/2012 11:31:17 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nabber

You really think he is going to come right out and say AMNESTY for the 30 year old children?

You and he are fooling no one.


45 posted on 06/15/2012 11:31:52 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: BradtotheBone

Wow. Pretty much confirms all those growing doubts I had about Rubio over these past two years, going back to when he first winced over Brewer and the AZ bill. Another blasted enemy RINO who wants to join hands with the Dems to destroy what little is left of the country. Damn them all to hell!


46 posted on 06/15/2012 11:32:51 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Varmint Al

Al see post #31 Rubio still wants amnesty. He will put the illeagal children before US children.


47 posted on 06/15/2012 11:33:29 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: BradtotheBone

RUH-ROH!


48 posted on 06/15/2012 11:33:29 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Marco Rubio

born May 28, 1971 in Miami, FL (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Mario Rubio born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.
Oria Garcia born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.

Parents were NOT US Citizens at the time of his birth (Does NOT meet the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Marco Rubio is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

Marco's status is the same as that of Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama, who is NOT a Natural Born Citizen.

49 posted on 06/15/2012 11:33:58 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Varmint Al; Nabber
Sorry. Weasel words won't cut it. Rubio has been pretty clear where he comes down on this.

Not seen Al post here in a while, BTW. FReegards

50 posted on 06/15/2012 11:34:29 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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