Skip to comments.Rubio blasts Obama for resistance to border security provision in immigration plan
Posted on 01/29/2013 8:18:51 AM PST by tobyhill
Hours before President Obama is set to deliver a major immigration speech, a key Republican senator blasted the president for reportedly opposing a requirement to shore up border security before legalizing up to 11 million illegal immigrants.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., one of four Republican senators involved in a bipartisan effort to craft immigration reform legislation, warned the president Tuesday against taking such a position. It was the first sign since the senators unveiled their guidelines a day earlier of friction between the two efforts.
"I think that would be a terrible mistake," Rubio told Fox News. "We have a bipartisan group of senators that have agreed to that. For the president to try to move the goalposts on that specific requirement, as an example, does not bode well in terms of what his role's going to be in this or the outcome."
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Why is it so hard for these clowns to figure out?
It was foolish of me to think that Rubio was smart enough to know you can’t negotiate with slimy bastards.
Stupid senate - pass it then, he will do an eo and not enforce it like he has already.
Will these people never learn?
Poop has it this legislation goes nowhere with Dems and Republicans agin it.
Then Democrats continue to blame Rs for resistance.
We still haven't closed or controlled the border since it was promised to Reagan. We didn't build McCain's damned fence.
Build the fence first, control the border and then we negotiate. Obama doesn't need to negotiate, as the folks crossing the border get to vote anyway. He doesn't care if they become citizens, just if they become voters. Leave the border open long enough, import enough socialists from Mexico, and it all becomes moot.
And no more H1Bs. We've got plenty, and we've got plenty of unemployed college students who are smart enough but got into the wrong major. Let's fix that by allowing bankruptcy to clear student loans, and putting the school at risk for part of any such failed loans.
My suggestion to Rubio, either go home to Cuba with your family or learn to become a genuine citizen not one attempting to "get along with liberals" as we conservatives don't need you as our voice on all things regarding border security, law abiding citizens, immigration laws and law breakers!
Obama and the democrats want more illegals to enter because they become wards of the state and therefore future Democrats. Just like they have done to blacks, who vote democrat 95% of the time. End of story.
Until people like Rubio accuse the president and democrats of this, it’s 1986 all over again. Forever.
The democrats couldn’t get Americans to vote for their agenda, so they are replacing Americans with foreigners.
they will not enforce it if they did go along
Rubio is a smart guy, and so far I am fairly comfortable with his plan. My only problem is exactly what some say here...the Democrats/DC establishment do not work in good faith, and either border defense will be ignored, EO’s will fast track the citizenship path or just ignore any requirements, or something along those lines. Obama has proven he will undo legislation at will with executive action, and no one seems to act against it.
My guess is Rubio is playing the long game here, taking a lead, and then letting the Dems step in it, allowing himself to be in a position to champion the popular position down the road. He’s saying the right things, and laying out the best compromise position for our side. As I have felt throughout this whole discussion, Rubio will either make himself a President or destroy his chances through this process.
I'll bet this idiot thinks that if Barky had agreed to such terms he would actually abide by the deal and implement the provisions. IOW, the real reason he is in such a pique is because Zero wouldn't cover his backside (as pointed at the people who elected him).
And just how in the world is Senator Rubio going to prove the border is secure?!?! That’s what I want to know. Didn’t McCain promise the same thing when he was running? I think he planned to write the law so amnesty couldn’t happen until the president (or someone in the executive branch as I recall) certified the border was secure. That should take Obama all of 1 minute.
What a joke! Senator Rubio, you’re a joke, too!
Rubio is woefully naive if he thinks either Obama’s or his/Senate’s/House’s version is going to actually contain real border security.
If that were going to happen, they could have done it with existing legislation. The laws exist. They are not enforced now.
What makes Rubio think border will be enforced under these new laws? It won’t be. Yeah, there may be some initial song-and-dancing, but it won’t last any longer than GWBush’s grandstanding of the National Guard on the border — in short assignments to do paperwork and wash vehicles.
It’s a joke, Mario! It is a facade! It isn’t going to happen! If it were, it would have happened with Reagan’s immigration bill. It didn’t. If it were going to happen, it would have happened with Clinton’s immigration bill. It didn’t.
Yeah. I would have thought the RINO / dem amnesty plan would have a phoney “seal the borders” clause and obama would go along knowing it would never happen. Obama is emboldened to expose what he really wants. Open borders. No borders. Incredible.
I’m sorry, but you’re not seeing the situation clearly. Senator Rubio just dearly wants amnesty. That’s all there is to it. He’s been saying so for some time, except he wants the border secure first. So what? What’s going to accomplish that? Even if it involves another vote by both houses of congress that the border is secure, it doesn’t make it so. However, the requirement will likely be much less stringent than that. It will probably be something along the lines of the president having to certify the border is secure.
0bummer obviously doesn’t want to give up all those Demonrat voters in the pipeline from Mexico. A permanent Demonrat majority (probably achieved already) is the motive behind “comprehensive immigration reform.” Controlling the border is an impediment to it.
Simple test: Make the background test include past voter registration. Anyone applying for green cards who has voted fraudulently committed a felony and should be tried or deported.
..if he tightens the borders, Muslims can’t get in..