Skip to comments.Sen. Rubio: President Obama's Immigration Bill Is 'Dead on Arrival'
Posted on 02/18/2013 2:41:38 AM PST by lbryce
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called details of President Obama's leaked immigration proposal "half-baked" on Saturday and predicted that the measure would be "dead on arrival in Congress."
Rubio, who is spending this week in the Middle East, was responding to a story published online Saturday by USA Today which revealed that the draft bill would allow illegal immigrants in the U.S. to apply for newly created "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visas. The bill would also provide more security funding and require that businesses verify the immigration status of new hires within four years, according to the report.
Its a mistake for the White House to draft immigration legislation without seeking input from Republican members of Congress," Rubio said in a statement. "President Obamas leaked immigration proposal is disappointing to those of us working on a serious solution. The presidents bill repeats the failures of past legislation.
"It fails to follow through on previously broken promises to secure our borders, creates a special pathway that puts those who broke our immigration laws at an advantage over those who chose to do things the right way and come here legally, and does nothing to address guest workers or future flow, which serious immigration experts agree is critical to preventing future influxes of illegal immigrants," Rubio explained.
President Obama has said he would send an immigration bill to Congress if lawmakers do not move on the issue "in a timely fashion." White House spokesman Clark Stevens said in a statement Saturday that a final immigration bill has not been prepared but that progress is being made.
Much like the presidents self-described stop gap Deferred Action measure last year, this legislation is half-baked and seriously flawed," Rubio asserted.
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Unfotunately....Rubio just wants to do HIS Amnesty Bill...which includes pretty much the same things as Obama Amnesty
If you are not deporting illegal aliens, you are supporting Amnesty...plain and simple. Rubio, like Obama, does not want to deport illegals
100%. Peas of a pod.
What I really don’t get is why would we allow them to be citizens. If you want to give them green cards so they don’t have to live in fear...ok. Not really ok but at least that addresses the “humanity” issues. But giving them citizenship is just wrong no matter how you look at it.
Yeah, they are too busy working to make sure Hagel is confirmed.
Rubio and Obama are the same? Hardly
Not to worry! The President (not emperor yet) will do an Exeutive Order. Soon we will not need Congress and he will be emperor because the Supremes will do anything he says.
So they can vote, legally.
On amnesty? Best check the news clippings.