Skip to comments.Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to
Posted on 06/19/2012 5:55:13 AM PDT by raulgomez05
Hypothetically, if Marco Rubio were not an American citizen and could not provide food for his family, he says he would cross the border illegally to come to the United States.
While discussing immigration policy in his new memoir, An American Son, Rubio called for "common decency" in dealing with undocumented immigrants and said that if put in a similar position as those who are fleeing destitution, he would break the law, too.
"Many people who come here illegally are doing exactly what we would do if we lived in a country where we couldn't feed our families," Rubio writes in his book, which went on sale Tuesday. "If my kids went to sleep hungry every night and my country didn't give me an opportunity to feed them, there isn't a law, no matter how restrictive, that would prevent me from coming here."
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Marco, you’re getting seriously close to a STFU moment.
Keep your piehole shut Rubio..
That makes TWO GOP’s this week I will never vote for for anything....Senator Marco Rubio who is not as conservative as he lets on.
And Angela Corey-the State Prosecutor from Jacksonville who brought the charges up against George Zimmerman for defending himself.
Me too. I would do anything for my family. And if I got caught sneaking into a foreigh country I would expect to be incarcerated, deported, or shot on sight.
Another RINO with no respect for the rule of law. Adios, Marco!
I don't think so.
Profoundly stupid. Rube.
think about this.
if the king oppressed your colony would you revolt? see 1776.
If you lived in east germany would you dig a tunel to escape?
Would Ronald Reagan have let elian gonzalez stay?
slavery in cuba or freedom in the usa...decisions, decisions, decisions...
born May 28, 1971 in Miami, FL (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
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.
Okay so the truth comes out. I want Rubio to keep talking. Better that we know the REAL Rubio now. I like him less and less the more this so called Conservative talks.
Like your tagline. What’s so hard to get about ILLEGAL?
So would I!! This is the greatest country on earth. I'm an American only by the Grace of God and for that I'm eternally grateful but if I'd been born in some third world hell hole and had an opportunity to bring my family here...legally or illegally..I would do so without hesitation!
Dick Morris’ recent column urges Romnesty to pick Rubio.
While Morris makes an interesting purely POLITICAL point, he conveniently OVERLOOKS the CONSTITUTIONAL question about Rubio’s eligibility.
Though Rubio has waffled on a few issues lately, I respect his general conservatism, which almost certainly flows from his parents having fled the nightmare of Castro’s Marxist island prison.
But therein lies the problem: Rubio’s PARENTS do not meet the necessary requirement of “natural born” for which Obama is today being challenged in a Florida court. In fact, Larry Klayman, attorney for the DEMOCRAT plaintiff in that case, made a glancing reference to the ineligibility of both Rubio and Bobby Jindal in his presentation to Judge Lewis on 6/18.
Look folks, either we HAVE a Constitution or we DO NOT. If Rubio, the son of parents who fled one form of ONE MAN TYRANNY, offers for or is tapped for VP, will he not be furthering the accelerating destruction of the very document the Founders left us to prevent our becoming a nation of men as opposed to a nation of LAWS, the Constitution being the primary exemplar?
And if the Hispanics here legally and otherwise help Obama to a second term on the basis that the rule of law and the Constitution are not important, they have only to look to Cuba to see where THAT will lead. They will have helped turn here into there and will no longer have a here to which to flee the tyranny.
In case you havent noticed, were in the process of CHOOSING SIDES in America.
Which side are YOU on??
Why don’t these illegals clean up their own countries, Rubio?
Then you’d be a criminal and a drain on our resources also.
If I lived in some commie 3rd world hell hole, I also would do everything I could to try to get to America. And I would expect the athorities to try their hardest to deport me once I got here.
“Marco, youre getting seriously close to a STFU moment.”
He is already way beyond that:
1) Openly racist.
2) Publicly advocating and endorsing the breaking of American law.
Rubio is beyond obsessed with illegal immigration.
But the thing is, if George Washington had moved to Great Britain in 1785 and requested a post as colonial administrator for India, do you think he'd be given the job?? At some point, you make the leap and say "I don't care about this system of laws, I have a better idea" -- and that may be fine, but the system of laws which has been spurned will not forget.
Rubio can imagine a situation in which he puts himself above the laws of this country. Fine. But on that basis, I cannot imagine voting for him.
What makes Rubio different than the millions that are here and provide a solution. Its easy to say American is great, I want to live there. Rubio is about amnest and I Just am not..
Marco Rubio IS a natural born US Citizen. He was born in Miami, and nothing else has any bearing on his being a US Citizen. Again. Where was he born? Miami, FL, USA.
Rubio - noun blond, also means gringo
He passed that for me when he sought to create a loophole for illegals.
Why should I as a Citizen of the United States approve of someone trying to aid people who care so little for our nation, that they will come and drain this nation dry for their own financial gain?
We need a Constitutional amendment that corrects that. NO more anchor babies!
And Morris predicted Rubio as the VP pick. So it is a good bet he would not be picked since Morris tends to get it wrong.
But therein lies the problem: Rubios PARENTS do not meet the necessary requirement of natural born for which Obama is today being challenged in a Florida court. In fact, Larry Klayman, attorney for the DEMOCRAT plaintiff in that case, made a glancing reference to the ineligibility of both Rubio and Bobby Jindal in his presentation to Judge Lewis on 6/18.
Klayman would be correct that Rubio is ineligible for VP, and since that Cuba also makes claim by law to Marco Rubio as one of their own citizens. Rubio was born to Cuban citizens at the time of his birth. Cuba ONLY sees him as Cuban. They do not recognize Rubio's US 14th Amendment citizenship.
The Government of Cuba does not recognize the U.S. nationality of U.S. citizens who are Cuban-born or are the children of Cuban parents. These individuals will be treated solely as Cuban citizens and may be subject to a range of restrictions and obligations, including military service...."
This also a very good reason why Rubio is not being vetted by Romney as a VP candidate. See Breaking News for the story.
Welcome to the NEW America where EVERYBODY is an American citizen until proven OTHERWISE.
If you don’t need to show papers to live in the WH then why should THEY need papers to live in San Diego?
I am turning sour on this guy fast and I used to be a fan. Shades of Lindsey Graham.
OK, Marco... we get it. You don’t want to be Mitt’s VP. Loud and clear!
Marco is thinking like a illegal alien, not an American.
Damned right he would cross over, but if he thought like an American he would see what this crossover is costing.
Billions spent to teach these people Billions for their medical care, Billions lost in taxes they don’t pay at jobs they take away from Americans.
If I were an illegal I would cross over too, but as an American , I look at the damage they are doing.Gangs , dope,drunken driving, rapes,rioting and protesting , protesting when they shouldn’t even be here.
Marco has passed the STFU moment.
And p.s.:.there is no such thing as a “Hispanic”. Mexican-Americans are not going to vote for the son of white Cuban exiles. Because most other South Americans who are here, especially those who are part Indian, love, worship and adore Chavez and Castro.
Sure, it’s ok to take American jobs from American men who want to provide for their American families.
What’s the problem?
He's as glib as O'Reilly on the amnesty issue. They both seem to think that amnesty is an absolute right for those up to age 30 "dragged here through no fault of their own" by their parents. Where is this "right" written except in their own fertile brains?
American citizenship for foreigners and their offspring is NOT a right granted by any one person/king or any one document/executive order....it's a privilege that includes meeting and conforming with certain legal criteria to obtain the right of citizenship.
BTW, anyone thinking Obama's fiat the other day is not amnesty should remember that the Left is content to impose one warm step at a time.....until it's too late to hop out of the boiling water.
I wish Dick Chaney would run now that he’s got a new heart.
Being an anchor baby does not make you a Natural Born Citizen.
Not according to the law.
If we accept Rubio we give Obama a pass.
The urge to accept Rubio is an urge to get the Hispanic vote. Obama just illegally bought that vote and selling our country by illegally offering Rubio as VP will not change that. Like the black vote—the Hispanic vote belongs to the Democrats. Wasting time trying to buy it for Republicans is wrong , and won’t work.
The question isn’t whether Rubio would have tried to get out of a hell-hole to better himself, it is whether the US had any legal or moral right to let him stay and grant him citizenship. Cuba is distinctly different than Mexico or any other country. US policy has isolated Cuba, for legitimate political reasons, but that isolation has increased the economic poverty and political persecution of those who dare to speak against the government. I view Cuban-Americans as primarily political refugees, not economic refugees. The minute the Castro’s are gone and Cuba becomes a democratic country, is the day that Cuban’s should cease getting a free pass. If the US took the open borders approach, you would get 40 million people flooding into your country from Mexico (including central and south americans) and Canada (we have lots of immigrants who would prefer to live in the US). The result would be economic disaster for America. If you cannot let everyone in, then you have to have laws to restrict access. And those laws need to applied evenly, regardless of whether the intended immigrant is halfway around the world or on your border. To do otherwise is to invite chaos.
Well, Marco, what about the two or three billion other fine folks around the world who have poor prospects for their families, a billion or two even worse than those from the Rio Grande to the tip of South America.
If "common decency" toward those with poor prospects in their home nations is the policy, then we might as well open our borders to one and all, or just declare that anyone who can enter the US illegally automatically qualifies for legal status and eventual citizenship. Why just common decency only for those who have already broken many of our laws and entered illegally?
If we don't start enforcing immigration law now, we never will.
I bet moms & dads all over Mexico are rushing their little darlings to the nearest border town, queueing up like teens at a Justin Bieber concert.
Neither side is talking about STOPPING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION!
Yup and it's not going to happen. I speak, read and write spanish fluently. I know those people well.
They (the illegals and anybody who supports them) vote for democrats. Obama's not going to gain all that much by signing the EO simply because many of those illegals that would end up voting for him have already been voting in the past. Illegals vote for the party soft on crime.
This EO is unlikely going to change many Cuban American minds. Not going to change any Puerto Rican minds. Many Venezuelans (especially any of the recent arrivals) that are legal are NOT going to vote for a leftist and there are fewer Venezuelan illegals here. The Colombian legals would probably not be so happy with Obama. He's gaining very little with this EO.
Marco Rubio needs to go
On October 23, 1956, students gathered at the foot of Sandor Petofi's statue in Budapest and read his poem "Rise, Magyar!" made famous in the democratic revolution of 1848. Workers, and even soldiers, soon joined the students. The demonstrators took over the state-run radio station and the Communist Party offices and toppled a huge statue of Stalin, dragging it through the streets. Rebellion spread throughout the country. The demonstratorsnow Freedom Fightersheld Soviet occupation forces at bay for several days.
On November 1, the Hungarian Prime Minister announced that Hungary would withdraw from the Warsaw Pact. At dawn, November 4, the Soviets launched a major invasion of Hungary, in an offensive involving tens of thousands of additional troops, air and artillery assaults, and 6,000 tanks. A heroic resistance was crushed in less than a week.
The last free Hungarian radio broadcast spent its final hours repeating the Gettysburg Address in seven languages, followed by an S.O.S. Over 20,000 Hungarians were tried and sentenced for participation in the uprising, hundreds receiving the death sentence. An estimated 200,000 Hungariansof a population of nine millionbecame refugees. Forty-seven thousand came to the United States. Hungary became a member of NATO on March 12, 1999.
In October 1956, my parents, my four-year-old sister, and I shared a small apartment with my father's parents and his brother on the plaza near the eastern railroad station in Budapest. I was two months shy of my tenth birthday when the Hungarian Revolution began.
Because the revolutionaries had taken over the railroad station, the Soviets positioned several tanks in our neighborhood, and we could not leave our apartment. There was heavy fighting, and bodies were strewn everywhere; one lay just outside our window for several days. After a week and a half, the action moved elsewhere and we could once again venture outdoorscarefully. Walking around one day, I came upon a Russian personnel carrier that was stacked with skeletons. It seemed that each was covered with about two inches of black velvet. I later learned that these poor souls had been burned alive by a Molotov cocktail.
It soon became clear that though the Soviets had pulled out of our immediate area, they were winning. The Revolution was going to be defeated, and they would be back. Things were going to get more unpleasant than ever, and Hungary had not been a pleasant place for the Schramms for quite a long time.
My father, William, was born in 1922, into a politically tumultuous Hungary produced by the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of World War I. His father, an active participant in the 1919 Communist revolution, was hounded by the Fascists then ruling Hungary. By the time my father reached his teens, the Depression hit, followed by another world war. My father was placed in the air artillery. He liked it there, he said, because they could pretend to shoot down American planes, knowing that the B-17s were flying well out of range. They couldn't hurt the good guys, yet they did their duty. That was as good as life got in those days.
The war's end brought little relief. When the Communists took control of the country in 1949, they "expropriated" my parents' little textile shop (about half the size of my current living room) and everything in it. Under this new tyranny, my parents were considered part of the dangerous "bourgeoisie." In that same year, the Communists sentenced my father's father to ten years hard labor for having a small American flag in his possession (by that time he had been a leader of the social democrats for some years). At his "trial" he was asked why he had the flag. Was he a spy? He replied that it represented freedom better than any other symbol he knew, and that he had a right to have it. My father tried then, for the first time, to persuade my mother, Rose, to leave the country. But ties to family and friends were too strong, and she could not bear to do it. Soon, my father himself was sentenced to a year of prison for "rumor mongering" (someone claimed he had called a Communist a tyrant, which he had). When he got out, he washed windows for a while and made illegal whiskey to make ends meet as best he could.
My grandfather got an early release from the labor camp in 1956 and came back to us looking like a victim of the Holocaust. Still, the first thing he wanted to know was whether we still had the flag. Of course, we did not. It had long ago been confiscated. But my father didn't want to break his father's heart and had somehow managed to secure another one. We took it out of its hiding place and, at that tender age, I learned the very adult lesson of the complexity of telling the truth. Seeing that flag somehow erased much of the pain and torment of my grandfather's years of imprisonment; it seemed to give him hope.
Now, with the revolution failing, everyone expected that the Communist boot was going to come down harder than ever. But before we had more opportunities to experience it, an odd accident set us on the path to a very different future. On one of his trips out to secure some bread, a hand grenade landed next to my father but, miraculously, did not go off. That was the last straw. He came home and announced to my mother that he was going to leave the country whether she would come or not. Mom said, "O.K., William. We will come if Peter agrees. Ask Peter."
"But where are we going?" I asked.
"We are going to America," he said.&
"Why America?" I prodded.
"Because, son. We were born Americans, but in the wrong place."
To this I would add the words of Abraham Lincoln:
We have besides these men---descended by blood from our ancestors---among us perhaps half our people who are not descendants at all of these men, they are men who have come from Europe---German, Irish, French and Scandinavian---men that have come from Europe themselves, or whose ancestors have come hither and settled here, finding themselves our equals in all things. If they look back through this history to trace their connection with those days by blood, they find they have none, they cannot carry themselves back into that glorious epoch and make themselves feel that they are part of us, but when they look through that old Declaration of Independence they find that those old men say that ``We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,'' and then they feel that that moral sentiment taught in that day evidences their relation to those men, that it is the father of all moral principle in them, and that they have a right to claim it as though they were blood of the blood, and flesh of the flesh of the men who wrote that Declaration and so they are. That is the electric cord in that Declaration that links the hearts of patriotic and liberty-loving men together, that will link those patriotic hearts as long as the love of freedom exists in the minds of men throughout the world
This has got to be the dumbest thing he’s ever said. Way to go, Rubio. Advocate & justify illegals breaking the law.
Politicians tend to be obsessed with their primary voter base.
Hello newbie. Rubio’s parents were foreigners at his birth. He sure doesn’t act like an American. He wants to turn this country into a Third World cesspool.
Rubio should be expelled from the Senate. He has admitted that he has no respect for the laws of the United States of America and would violate them if he felt it were in his best interest.
If he would break immigration laws, why wouldn’t he take bribes or steal tax dollars, or mug old ladies to get what he wants for his family.
Rubio has admitted that he has the mind, attitude and character of a criminal and is unfit to serve as a government official, in any capacity.
Doesn’t he realize that every time an illegal steals a job from an American or steals tax dollars, they prevent AMERICAN citizens and legal residents from being able to feed THEIR families?
Marco Rubio himself could cost the GOP more votes than Obama’s EO if the Cuban-Americans in Miami fall in love with the man and start putting their hopes into him possibly being chosen as VP.
He needs to be careful what he’s saying. He seems to be trying to turn this issue of a power grab into an issue of Immigration which we already defeated.
Marco needs a big cup of STFU!!!!