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Marco Rubio: The Immigration Reform Opportunity
The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 2, 2013 | Marco Rubio

Posted on 05/03/2013 9:17:43 AM PDT by EveningStar

Next week, the Senate will begin making changes to and, hopefully, improve the immigration-reform legislation I introduced with several colleagues last month. This part of the process is a chance to fix America's broken immigration system and end today's de facto amnesty for those who live here illegally. It will also show that Washington can work when leaders listen to the American people and invoke their wisdom in debates and legislative work.

In January, I outlined my principles for conservative immigration reform in these pages—principles that guided the drafting of this legislation. These include securing the borders; requiring all employers to verify their workers' eligibility and severely penalizing them if they hire illegal immigrants; cracking down on legal immigrants who overstay visas; and modernizing the legal immigration system to meet America's 21st-century economic needs for both highly skilled talent and guest workers to fill labor shortages.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; friendofann; gangof8; immigration; immigrationreform; marcorubio; marcotheconman; rubio
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1 posted on 05/03/2013 9:17:43 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Allow me to be the first to say:

“GFY”.


2 posted on 05/03/2013 9:22:05 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: EveningStar

Rubio pedals lies. In fact, like all “comprehensive” bills, the Amnesty bill is designed to conceal lies in hundred of pagers of near-inpenetrable lawyerese.

Borders are NOT going secured. They’re just going to form a commission or something like that to “study” border security.

Gang members and illegal alien drunk drivers are not going to be deported.

Illegals will have access to welfare as soon as they have a legal status.

BTW: Discussion of this bill has ALREADY caused illegal immigration to surge.

The bill needs to go to Hell, and so does Rubio and the “Gang of Eight.”


3 posted on 05/03/2013 9:24:09 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: EveningStar

Sigh..fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice.....


4 posted on 05/03/2013 9:24:35 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: EveningStar

>> And for those who believe the road ahead for illegal immigrants is too generous or lenient, Congress will have a chance to make it tougher

A *chance*, huh Marco?

About a snowball’s chance in hell, yes?

Yet all of the other BAD stuff will be GUARANTEED, right away.

Go to hell, Marco Rubio. You haven’t been here long enough nor have you given any damn thing of yourself, to have the arrogance and audacity to ruin this country by handing it to *your* race to loot.


5 posted on 05/03/2013 9:26:21 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: BerniesFriend

Party like it’s 1986.


6 posted on 05/03/2013 9:26:38 AM PDT by John Freeman
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To: EveningStar; All

He’s STILL Lying!

“chance to fix America’s broken immigration system and end today’s de facto amnesty for those who live here illegally.”

All ya gotta do is enforce the law, build the fence mandated by LAW!!!

And yes, Marco, even though Limbaugh says it’s not, IT IS AMNESTY! Stop peeing down our leg and telling us it’s rainin’!

EVERYONE!!! Do you see how he does this????

“In January, I outlined my principles for conservative immigration reform in these pages—principles that guided the drafting of this legislation. These include securing the borders; requiring all employers to verify their workers’ eligibility and severely penalizing them if they hire illegal immigrants;”

He doesn’t even say those ‘principles’ are in the bill, because they ARE NOT!...they ‘guided’ him.

He’s a lawyer! Let him go be an immigration lawyer like his chief of staff Cesar Conda!

WHO is Cesar Conda? (Ya better find out!)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3007546/posts


7 posted on 05/03/2013 9:28:08 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: EveningStar

Rush has spent a lot of time defending Rubio over this bill.

Just saying.


8 posted on 05/03/2013 9:28:37 AM PDT by stockpirate (Planned Parenthood, murdering black children one baby at a time.......where is the outrage)
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To: AuntB

Rubio just excluded himself from further consideration.


9 posted on 05/03/2013 9:29:04 AM PDT by Check6 (United States of Moronia: A nation of morons ruled by a gang of communist thugs.)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t get it. We see before our eyes our own Federales not following the laws on the books to protect our borders and toss out the illegals. Why would be expect them to act any differently under some adjusted set of laws? Is he stupid, or does he think we are?


10 posted on 05/03/2013 9:29:31 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: EveningStar

FUMR! We are at war with the God-hating, constitution-hating, liberty-hating, America-hating Marxist/communist/socialist left that are trying to destroy our country and here are you and McCain stabbing us in the back working WITH the ENEMY!! TRAITOR!


11 posted on 05/03/2013 9:29:43 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: EveningStar

I guess its too much of a stretch for Marco to think of ending de factor amnesty by getting them all to self deport. No we just have to let them all stay.


12 posted on 05/03/2013 9:33:07 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: EveningStar

Rubio is a conservative imposter pure and simple....RINO.
He should take his amnesty plan and shove where the sun don’t shine!


13 posted on 05/03/2013 9:33:38 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: EveningStar
All the reform in the world will not reform the system if nobody is willing to ENFORCE THE LAW.

We have an immigration problem because the last 4 presidents have not seen fit to enforce the existing laws.

Now they want to put in new laws that nobody will enforce but will legalize all the lawbreakers.

The Republicans have turned a blind eye to appease their Corporate donors and the Democrats have turned a blind eye because they need the votes from these people. The cemetaries don't provide a renewable source of phantom voters.

14 posted on 05/03/2013 9:33:55 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: EveningStar

Sorry, but RUBIO is now an official RINO and is gaining rapidly on Chris Christy’s bid to complete the transition to complete scumbag liberal.


15 posted on 05/03/2013 9:34:59 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: EveningStar
Rubio is still trying to put lipstick on that pig.

NO SALE!

NO SALE!

NO SALE! No matter how many news programs you show up on and make your fast-talking spiel.

16 posted on 05/03/2013 9:39:16 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: P-Marlowe

“All the reform in the world will not reform the system if nobody is willing to ENFORCE THE LAW.”

If we could just get these ninnies to listen to even a democrat!

“The credibility of immigration policy can be measured by a simple yardstick: people who should get in, do get in; people who should not get in are kept out; and people who are judged deportable are required to leave.” Barbara Jordan


17 posted on 05/03/2013 9:41:30 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: EveningStar

marco rubio: THE TRAITOR WITHIN!

LLS


18 posted on 05/03/2013 9:43:32 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: EveningStar

Booo Booo get off the stage Rube.


19 posted on 05/03/2013 9:46:40 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: P-Marlowe

The 'enforcement' portion of Rubio's plan will be dumped in the trashcan 5 minutes after the bill is signed.

==

His plan gives Homeland 5 years to secure the border. How many more illegals will flood across by then? MILLIONS -- millions seeking more benefits, perks, welfare, education, food stamps, healthcare and Obamaphones. That, while HSD sits on their hands.

Then, 5 years later, a committee gets formed. What is that committee going to do? Do a study of the problem?
20 posted on 05/03/2013 9:47:02 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: EveningStar

We have the opportunity to institute common sense, comprehensive immigration reform by copying
Mexican Immigration Laws.


21 posted on 05/03/2013 9:48:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: stockpirate
Rush has spent a lot of time defending Rubio over this bill.

Interesting.

22 posted on 05/03/2013 9:49:51 AM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar
In January, I outlined my principles for conservative immigration reform in these pages—principles that guided the drafting of this legislation. These include securing the borders; requiring all employers to verify their workers' eligibility and severely penalizing them if they hire illegal immigrants; cracking down on legal immigrants who overstay visas; and modernizing the legal immigration system to meet America's 21st-century economic needs for both highly skilled talent and guest workers to fill labor shortages.

.......Next week, the Senate will begin making changes to and, hopefully, improve the immigration-reform legislation I introduced....

I got a call from the RNC yesterday for a donation. They informed me of all the good things the Republicans are doing and never said a word about immigration.

I told them they also have Rubio pushing for amnesty and that they'll not br getting anymore support from me, I suggested they contact the open borders and gay lobbys for donations instead...Good luck with that.

23 posted on 05/03/2013 10:00:02 AM PDT by lewislynn ( We bet on the black, it came up red.)
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To: Check6

McCain and the other Democrats played Marco like a fiddle. Good thing we found out how easily influenced his is now rather than later. He’s a bit of a lightweight.


24 posted on 05/03/2013 10:00:02 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: EveningStar

Really the only thing “broken” about our Immigration Policy is that it’s underlying laws are never enforced. They are just chrome plating another legislative turd right now.


25 posted on 05/03/2013 10:03:46 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: EveningStar

Hey marco ..l./ you.


26 posted on 05/03/2013 10:07:12 AM PDT by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: EveningStar

If the bill language takes more than 1 printed page it is just another Beltway Screw Job.


27 posted on 05/03/2013 10:08:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: stockpirate
Rush has spent a lot of time defending Rubio over this bill.
He's defending (apologizing for his friend) Rubio as a true conservative and is saying Rubio's plan is a grand scheme to blow up in the faces of Democrats.

Hey Rush, the next time you see a picture of Schumer with Rubio, the only fool in that picture with egg on his face is Rubio...and the GOP.

28 posted on 05/03/2013 10:10:04 AM PDT by lewislynn ( We bet on the black, it came up red.)
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To: vette6387
Really the only thing “broken” about our Immigration Policy is that it’s underlying laws are never enforced.

Exactly!

So why would any sane person think that the same crooked politicians and bureaucrats who do not currenty enforce immigration laws they don't like will suddenly become honorable and ethical and enforce new immigration laws that they don't like?


29 posted on 05/03/2013 10:12:44 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Iron Munro

“So why would any sane person think that the same crooked politicians and bureaucrats who do not currenty enforce immigration laws they don’t like will suddenly become honorable and ethical and enforce new immigration laws that they don’t like?”

Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner! And what makes it worse is that the RINO/RAT Cabal is in charge! Can you just imagine what a McLame Presidency would have been like? I shudder when I contemplate it! The man is mentally deranged.


30 posted on 05/03/2013 10:18:31 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: EveningStar

At least he coulda been honest and just said “I support Amnesty for Illegals and Terrorists”

Conservatives are now winning the issue...as La Raza Rubio again is groveling before pro-Amnesty media


31 posted on 05/03/2013 10:18:59 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: EveningStar; P-Marlowe
I took on this difficult issue, despite the political risk it entails, because fixing immigration is essential for the nation's security, is good for job creation and has always helped separate America from the rest of the world. What we have now is a disaster. It threatens our security, sovereignty and economy.

This paragraph is exactly correct. The immigration problem must be solved now and it must be solved so that it doesn't happen again.

That is not possible without a totally secure border.

32 posted on 05/03/2013 10:19:52 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends










Not a complete list.
I want you to Support FR Today!!!

33 posted on 05/03/2013 10:35:42 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: lewislynn
Let us also not forget Rush's Most Excellent Operation Kaos. Yeah, let's support the unelectable Obama from Chicago to save us from Hitlary. That worked out well for the Masses Eh Rush? Rush? RUSSSSSSSSH? Hello, Anyone there. Rush you there? Rush is just hispandering.
34 posted on 05/03/2013 10:36:28 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: stockpirate

“Rush has spent a lot of time defending Rubio over this bill.

Just saying.”

No he has not. Quit lying. Rush has strongly opposed the bill while saying Rubio is his friend.

Same as Levin. No one has ripped the bill to shreds more than Levin, nor criticized Rubio for it, more than Levin and Rush.

Yet they both consider Rubio a friend (for whatever reason).

Why are you lying about El Rushbo?


35 posted on 05/03/2013 10:37:02 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Hey Rush, you forgot to tell us when to panic.)
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To: Iron Munro
If the bill language takes more than 1 printed page it is just another Beltway Screw Job.

Here it is in one meaningful sentence:
"It offers them an opportunity for legalization and, potentially, permanent residence and citizenship". - tom

36 posted on 05/03/2013 10:37:03 AM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: lewislynn

>>He’s defending (apologizing for his friend) Rubio as a true conservative and is saying Rubio’s plan is a grand scheme to blow up in the faces of Democrats.<<

I listen to Rush every single day, via podcast. I never heard Rush say anything remotely like what you are describing.

I have heard Rush criticize the bill in no uncertain terms.

What day did you allegedly hear Rush say this?


37 posted on 05/03/2013 10:38:50 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Hey Rush, you forgot to tell us when to panic.)
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To: VRWCarea51

“Rush is just hispandering. “

Rush is completely, vocally opposed to this bill. If you listened to Rush, you would know this.

But you obviously don’t so you believe any old lie that comes your way. And end up looking like an idiot.


38 posted on 05/03/2013 10:40:34 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Hey Rush, you forgot to tell us when to panic.)
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To: EveningStar

Attn: Rubio & the Gang of Seven (8), read my lips. Priority number one is tight, effective, border security. this committee act is bogus!!! Real, immediate, effective, no questions asked tight border security, right now!!! No illegal immigrant, man or woman should even be given a path to citizenship or the right to vote in any USA election, period. They should be given permanent guest worker vouchers and be made to pay all USA taxes, etc. Their children, born in the USA are USA citizens and they should be given full USA citizenshhip rights. Any Senator, Democrat Or Republican or Independent that votes otherwise will never get my vote (the ones in the state where I reside). I repeat...no illegal alien should ever have the right or opportunity to become a USA citizen or be able to vote In any USA election. End of story!!! They have for many years kept legal immigrants from the opportunity of coming to the USA!!! They should not be rewarded, only given alien work permits!!!


39 posted on 05/03/2013 11:01:09 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: SeminoleCounty
At least he coulda been honest and just said “I support Amnesty for Illegals and Terrorists

Rubio supports amnesty for terrorists? Really? Do you have a link?

40 posted on 05/03/2013 11:01:35 AM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Old Lie? Yeah okay.

Now do a google search and type in the words Operation Kaos and Rush Limbaugh.

Then there is the Famous "I have Hitlary's Thesis" BS. Google that one too.

Rush is an entertainer. He is Pandering. So before you come on here attacking perhaps you ought to learn a bit about Rush and HIS history.

41 posted on 05/03/2013 11:01:54 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: EveningStar
 photo gangof8_zpsffc44942.jpg How can Rush or anyone give even ONE of the Gangsters a pass.
42 posted on 05/03/2013 11:03:03 AM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: EveningStar

The opportunity to kill America and the GOP by importing millions of new dependents (i.e., Democrats.)


43 posted on 05/03/2013 11:12:25 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: EveningStar
Here's a different opportunity......

Enforce E-Verify - TODAY.

Enforce employer sanctions - TODAY.

When illegal immigrants can't find jobs, they go home.

They “self-deport.”

44 posted on 05/03/2013 11:26:24 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Little Ray

Re: “Illegals will have access to welfare as soon as they have a legal status.”

Here in Washington state, illegal immigrants already have access to welfare, and they are ILLEGAL!

Washington state requires no proof of legal residence in the USA for Food Stamps, Medicaid for children and pregnant women, heating assistance, rent subsidies, Earned Income Tax Credit, and unemployment benefits.


45 posted on 05/03/2013 11:33:52 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

excuse me, but if you look on the right of the page there is a rather large FR post regarding Rush’s giving cover to Rubio and saying Rubio has told him that the bill isn’t what we are hearing it is.


46 posted on 05/03/2013 12:01:02 PM PDT by stockpirate (Planned Parenthood, murdering black children one baby at a time.......where is the outrage)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Here read it for yourself and what other freepers are saying...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3014295/posts


47 posted on 05/03/2013 12:03:52 PM PDT by stockpirate (Planned Parenthood, murdering black children one baby at a time.......where is the outrage)
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To: lewislynn

I think Rush is wrong and Rubio is a leftist


48 posted on 05/03/2013 12:04:44 PM PDT by stockpirate (Planned Parenthood, murdering black children one baby at a time.......where is the outrage)
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To: stockpirate

He has no halo, and is not a deity like some require

But he is outstanding.


49 posted on 05/03/2013 12:06:11 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: lewislynn

Lew, what a coincidence. I got one earlier to day as well. I told them that since they’ve decided to support candidates sponsoring gun control like Toomey and other candidates sponsoring Amnesty for illegals like McCain, Graham and Rubio, they can kiss my A$$ goodbye and collect donations from their new supporters, Schumer and Durbin! I then told them to take a close, hard look at the UK right now and notice what happened to the Tory “fake” conservatives - they were beat by a new British version of the tea party, the UKIP. Based on the asinine moves of the republican party, the same is about to happen here. I felt bad for the caller, who seemed to sympathize, but enjoyed giving it to them on what they described as a recorded line.


50 posted on 05/03/2013 12:14:09 PM PDT by Nicojones
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