I’m disappointed. It doesn’t object to the legalization and path to citizenship (that is, amnesty) in Rubio’s bill, but only to current shortcomings in border security.
Also, it’s pretty clearly political campaign-linked (e.g., using his campaign logo and slogan), so in effect a vehicle for collecting contact info for potential supporters.
Anyone who votes for this bill should be charged with treason and punished accordingly.
Yeah, I got the impression as well. I like Cruz. He is probably the best we can get right now.
I think in any elitist-engineered political fait accompli, the elitists must allow for some opposition to make the imposed change seem more legitimate.
Ditto here. And any border security amendments passes will just be ignored anyway, as such laws always are, while the rest of the amnesty part will be fully implemented.
But I think Rubio's goal is to kill the bill with an amendment that won't pass Democrat muster.
People don’t get it. Both parties want this bill. The Dems want it for amnesty and increased numbers of legal immigrants that will make them the permanent majority party. The bill will bring in at least 47 million legal immigrants over the next 10 years—three times more than the decade ending in 2010, which saw 13.9 million legal immigrants enter this country, the highest decade in American history.
The Reps want the bill for more guest workers—white collar and agricultural—to please their corporate masters. The bill doubles the number of guest workers increasing the numbers by 1.6 million the first year and 600,000 every year thereafter.
This phony border security scam issue is meant to deflect from the central problem with this bill, i.e., it takes jobs from American workers and depresses wages even further. Throwing more resources at the border really does not fix this bill or this central problem. We are being sold out by the political elites of both parties.
“Im disappointed. It doesnt object to the legalization and path to citizenship (that is, amnesty) in Rubios bill, but only to current shortcomings in border security.”
Cruz is doing a good thing here, keeping the two issues separate. It’s the Dems and RINOs who want to make border security dependent on amnesty. There’s no reason the government’s constitutional duty to secure our borders should be connected with any other issue.
Force the rat’s and RINOs to vote “NO” on a bill for closing the borders. See what that does to their political future.