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/
Amnesty is a career killer, a party killer and a country killer.
“Amnesty is a career killer, a party killer and a country killer.”
Quite Right. And now Rubio is “dead to me” as far as ANY consideration for ANY higher office.
I do understand that we have to reform our immigration policies. Though, this so called bill or let’s say a good bill would be strong on following the current enforcement laws and a committed desire in securing the border now. Rubio thought he could be a statesman on this issue though he should have keep-it simple with these first 2 proposals before any further commitments that he supported.
I couldn't agree more. These liberal Republicans mistakenly believe that making voting citizens of the ILLEGAL hordes will accomplish something other than to increase the number of democRAT voters. That couldn't be further from the truth. Make voting citizens of the ILLEGALS and the Republican Party never wins a national election again.
I don’t know why we tease “low information voters”, when Rubio was transparent years ago.
Rubio was stupid enough to get Graham/McCainitis.
I would’t vote for Rubio now. The very fact that he puts ILLEGALS before taxpaying Americans is enough for me to tell him to take a hike.
Mark, this is AMERICA, not Cuba or Mexico.
” Make voting citizens of the ILLEGALS and the Republican Party never wins a national election again. “
So, trying to weave through the very amateurish article - on this very critical subject - I couldn’t tell whether Rubio supports any path to citizenship and voting rights. Those are malignant features...does he support those?
The man never impressed me as being anything other than an opportunist. He pretended to be conservative just to get elected now we know his true agenda. I think he’s primed to switch parties in perhaps the near future.
I remember how people were cheering for him and praising his every word after he was elected.
I was telling people to wait at least a year before heaping praise on him.
How many times have we seen this template?
You are smarter than most.
I think Tokyo Rove was a Crist guy - and now a Jeb guy....I mean point taken, but I dont’ think this is a Karl deal.
Rubio's the Second Coming of Crist. This won't kill his career - he'll switch parties. Still, two out of three ain't bad.
Since Reagan, conservatives having been pining for someone with the Right Stuff. We're finding out belatedly that Rubio isn't the Great Right Hope.
Many see what we do but just aren't honest enough to admit it. Just days ago I responded in a thread wherein Rubio supporters were denying he is for amnesty. Of course, he is not honest enough himself to admit it is amnesty but if it gives legal status to ILLEGAL aliens it is by definition amnesty.