Skip to comments.Rubio’s Take on DREAM ‘by Fiat’
Posted on 06/18/2012 10:01:52 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida tells National Review Online that President Obamas executive order on immigration is part of a growing consensus in American politics about the children of illegal immigrants, but he is troubled by the presidents lawmaking by fiat.
There is a growing sentiment in America about these kids, Rubio says. If you were four years old when your parents brought you here illegally, and you have grown up here your whole life and dont even speak Spanish, and you are your high schools valedictorian, you have a lot to contribute to our future. It kind of feels weird to deport you.
Rubio acknowledges that his position on illegal immigration will not please every member of his party. But he believes that he can still be an opponent of illegal immigration while working to help the children of illegal immigrants to avoid deportation. Immigration is not a black and white issue, he says. Its a complicated issue. Complicated issues require careful solutions. On one hand, we want to help these kids, but we also do not want to do anything to encourage illegal immigration.
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“by doing so turn conservatives against the republican candidates.”
That would imply the opposition was not a pre-existing condition.
What’s complicated about it? Enforce the d*** law.
I completely agree.... excellent post.
You are a moron.
Your car is either going to wind up with no transmission or no wheels shortly after the next election, and you waste your time arguing that we need to save the wheels, because without wheels the car is useless.
I am going to continue to address Romney policies I see as destructive to our nation. I will also continue to trash Obama for his insanity.
Now you can continue to throw a hissy-fits every time someone trashes Romney policy, or accept that his policies are as detrimental to our nation as they are.
I’m going to blister him with truth. Brace yourself!
1) Obama’s decree was not limited to kids. Any illegal alien under 30 was included.
2) Since most illegals don’t possess an ID, anyone under 45 could pass for under 30.
3) No one is going to leave a child here while deporting their parent(s).
Marco RUBE-E-O: this is a get out of jail free card for nearly everyone who is here illegally. You are an idiot.
Thanks for the Peewee Herman response.
“Ah, I know you, but what am I?”
But when asked at a briefing Thursday with English-language reporters if his plan would create a pathway to citizenship, Rubio insisted it wouldn't.
“I think the key difference is it doesn't create a special pathway for citizenship and thereby leads to illegal chain migration,” he said of the distinctions between his plan and the Democratic DREAM Act. “What it does it only puts them in the same position as any other holder of a non-immigrant visa, which is the opportunity to avail themselves of the existing legal immigration system whatever that system is at that time when they access it.”
Democratic leadership aides said Friday that Rubio seemed to be playing up the citizenship piece with Spanish-language press and downplaying it with English-language media.
But Rubio’s office on Friday strongly denied that was the case.
Alex Conant, a Rubio spokesman, said Friday that “there is nothing in his proposal that would prevent these kids from eventually becoming citizens. But unlike the current DREAM Act, it does not create special pathway to citizenship. If these kids want to become citizens, they would have to go through the same process as anyone else and wait in line.”
Under current law, children of illegal immigrants would have to go back to their country of origin before being awarded the appropriate visas through the U.S. immigration system. Rubio’s plan would allow certain children brought to the country illegally who have since completed high school or military service and don't have a criminal record to stay in the United States while accessing the existing immigration system, eventually giving them a chance to become naturalized citizens.
Anti-immigration activists call this a two-step process to “amnesty.” But Rubio says his proposal won't affect future entrants to the country, just the children who are here now, made the United States their home and now show promise.”
"Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings
...it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the numbers of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it."
-- Patrick Henry, Give me liberty or give me death speech
Well I’m so glad I could break the frown from your face. Spittle on, spittle on
Thanks EternalVigilance. It is so sad to watch folks I generally respect roll over on important issues.
Illegal immigration is poised to turn this nation on it’s head. In reaction, we as Republicans are asked to remain muted to advance our cause.
Un fricken believable...
I understand what Rubio said and I “feel” some of it myself.
However, people of all ages who are here illegally have their own country. It is not inhumane to return them to it. It’s not their “fault” but it’s also not our fault. Blame your parents and work to get back in legally.
Oh but God forbid the parents should actually be responsible for their actions!
It actually makes no sense to judge a family’s legality based on their 15 y/o kid but why should anything make sense.
To say the least, it is worthy of note to watch people circulate the forum dropping s—t bombs regarding our players and their take on illegal immigration matters, accuse someone else of spittling on.
“Go back to your parents homeland and go work for the Castro bothers.”
“By the way, I read here on FR a few weeks ago or less he has made political exaggerations/lies about his personal life to make himself look like something special.”
There are very good arguments one can make against Rubio’s bill, but you don’t seem to know any, if your ad hominem attacks and insults are all that you see fit to post.
I wonder what the ratio of valedictorians to gang bangers is
Losing credibility fast with this sort of positon, must be drinking from McCain’s bottle.
It is sad to acknowledge that too many of our fellow Americans are more than willing to set the law aside when the democrats and the fifth column media stroke ther emotions. We have a poster on this very thread spittling as fast as she can type because she’s been manipulated into irrational response.