Skip to comments.Marco Rubio catches Potomac Fever [Amnesty]
Posted on 04/15/2013 12:23:37 PM PDT by Moseley
Its called Potomac Fever. Senator Marco Rubio seduced by the establishment is leading the charge for amnesty for illegal immigrants. Rubio took the April 14 Sunday news shows by storm. But the senator degenerated into pure political spin.
First, Rubio claims that this plan is not amnesty, because trespassers have to qualify. How do they qualify? They fill out a form. And they have to continually steal a job from a U.S. citizen. They have to remain employed, while tens of millions of American citizens are out of work. They must pay taxes. But they cant be turned down. (If they have a criminal record? See waiver below.)
Second, Rubio insists that illegal aliens have to earn the temporary (probationary) legal status. How do they earn it? If they file the form, theyve earned it. But wait! They also have to renew their status by filing again later.
Third, if a bank robber is caught, does he get to keep the money? Suppose a robber gets to keep all the money he obtained illegally, gets forgiven, and does not go to jail. Is that amnesty? Will illegal aliens have to pay back all the money they earned illegally in the U.S.A.? Nope. What do you call that?
Fourth, Rubio claims that illegal aliens dont get anything under the Gang of Eights proposal but the chance to apply for a green card. Yet, from Rubios own explanation, 11 to 20 million illegal aliens will instantly gain the legal right to take a job in the U.S.A. from a U.S. citizen. They will have legal status to live and work in the U.S.A., after showing contempt for our nations laws.
Millions of honorable foreigners, who respect our country, will be left waiting in their home countries. Suckers! They applied legally to join our nation. Meanwhile, disrespectful gate crashers who show contempt for the U.S.A. can stay, live and work here. Rubio insists that these illegal aliens get nothing but the chance to apply for a green card. Thats not even competent political spin.
Temporary status will never be taken away. And of course these foreigners can keep having babies on U.S. soil. Those children, U.S. citizens, can then petition to make their parents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandparents U.S. citizens.
Fifth, immigration law provides for waivers. The applicant can always petition the CIS (formerly INS) to grant a waiver. So the rules arent serious. And will Congress have the political will to enforce any of these rules?
Finally, the whole problem here involves people who broke the rules. Naïve utopians dream up complex rules. But gate-crashers wont follow those rules, either. What kind of citizens will such people become if they broke our laws to get here?
Watch Rubio spin the amnesty question on Fox News Sunday via Mediaite http://www.mediaite.com/tv/foxs-chris-wallace-hammers-rubio-on-immigration-plan-why-isnt-that-amnesty/
I think that solution is the one to pursue, because it would not harm legal citizens in the process. I think people are being very naive if they think that more expensive salads are all we’d face if there was a mass deport. You can’t unravel a 60 year phenomenon driven by supply and demand overnight and not severly harm the system. You just can’t.
I mean, I wish you could, but its not possible. As such, there would be tremendous negative consequences to people who are 100% legal and as white as Wonder Bread.
” . I’ve been a contractor in SoCal for over 30 years and I see fewer and fewer Americans working construction. The trades have been taken over by Mexican “contractors” who hire only ILLEGALs. It’s an unfair advantage they have over contractors like me who still pay a fair wage to Americans but it’s one that I can do little about. “
Man, you are in a business that has REALLY been victimized by illegals. The past 10 years, or more, builders hire at least 90% illegals, and hire a bi-lingual foreman. They slap these new homes together with mostly unskilled labor. 10’s of thousands of these homes are crumbling, but the builder just files BK when the lawsuits begin to accumulate. Then the builder/prick just forms a new company, and starts the whole sordid process all over again, leaving American construction workers to go pound sand.
We do a lot of custom and/or high end work, work that ILLEGALs lack the experience and skill to do. On many project my competitors don’t often even bid because they know they lack the work force to get it done. Concrete and block walls are a thing of the past for us because that’s all the unskilled/underpaid ILLEGAL hordes can do.
” We do a lot of custom and/or high end work, work that ILLEGALs lack the experience and skill to do”
Glad to hear this.
Mario Rubio is just another phony ‘conservative’ and like most here, I’m fed up with these political con men. There are no conservative Republican politicians with a prayer of obtaining the 2014 GOP presidential candidacy. The Karl Roves will see to that. I’m done with all of them.
Senore’ Rubio is one of my two crapp ass U.S. Senators from the state of Florida.
I supported Rubio for election. I will not be fooled by his sorry ass again.
I do understand that we have to reform our immigration policies.Illegal entry is NOT an immigration policy.
The only "reform" needed is either stricter enforcement of existing laws or stricter policies...period
Rubio’s COS is a Soros plant.
Rubios COS is a Soros plant.And of course this is all one big surprise to Rubio.
I’m thinking Rubio, like Obama, is the plant.