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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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!!!!
>>>Another RINO with no respect for the rule of law. Adios, Marco!<<<
Exactly! Rubio has made it clear he has the heart of a criminal. If the law were inconvenient for him or his family, he would simply break it.
With that type of warped, moral compass, I’ll be shocked if Rubio gets through his political career without a MAJOR corruption scandal.
May God save this nation.
Heard this joker on Hannity yesterday. It was an odd blend of conservative slogans sprinkled like seasoning on top of a constant, mantra-like drone about “My family.” It became clear that conservative values and the rule of law were mere political props towards using “family” to justify the wholesale importation of Hispanics over the long haul.
Bye-bye Rubio. Bookmarked.
His race baiting strategy on behalf of foreigners - trying to out thug the dem party - is not going to work for attracking the votes of normal latinos or in gaining support in the GOP. It’s like he’s flipped his lid...but maybe he is a big fat international diversity racist who hates Americans.
All that is left is for Marco to go ahead and endorse Barack, and his journey will be complete.
If I knew this was what we was going to get I would have just stuck with Rick Perry
He is NOT qualified for the presidency, therefore, he is not qualified for the VP spot either.
It isn't up to you to make up stuff because you like him. What?, we don't have enough natural born citizens in this country so we have to scour the land for wetbacks and criminals to vote into the White House?
What is it with you people and your pathetic attempts to redefine US law?
All the more reason to build a bigger wall.
For example, there also are plenty of families who would send their sons off to fight and kill our soldiers in a war. That’s their problem, this is our country.
He feels that he’s the expert on immigration. He’s a Junior and has a BIG head now. The more he talks the more I get to know him. I don’t like anything I hear.
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