Skip to comments.GOP Sen. Rubio says deportation leniency is 'welcome news'
Posted on 06/15/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
A GOP senator on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate is applauding President Obama's move to forgo deportations for some illegal immigrants.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the more lenient policy is "welcome news" for those immigrants who will benefit, though he was quick to knock the administration for acting unilaterally.
Todays announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem," the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement. "And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.
Rubio's comments are a stark contrast to those coming from other Republicans, who are blasting the new rules as a threat to U.S. jobs and possibly illegal.
Rubio's remarks also further complicate the position of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who took a hard conservative stance against illegal immigrants amid the heat of the GOP primary but is now searching for ways to soften that stance in order to appeal to Hispanic voters, who will be vital in a number of swing states.
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It appears that former Freeper Pissant was ahead of the curve on this one.
...and guilt-driven eager to please crackers take in the neck...again. Our country is gone, folks.
Rubio just killed his chances at VP.
Checkmate Hatch you rino. I give you about 2 hours to slither out and say you were for this but you wanted congress to vote on it and this is egregious and an affront to process. This is your tar baby and you will pay for it at the ballot box.
I live less than sixty miles from Mexico. (I already feel like I live there.) Most of the Mexican people I know will not like this. The ones that are here will feel like their jobs could be taken by the flux of new ones coming across.
LOL at Rubio supporters...you got played like a frickin’ fiddle...he’s the ‘Tea Party’ candidate...ROTFLMAO! Put lipstick on this pig...let’s see you try.
i read it it says he is a traitor and and agrees with lawlesnes.
If he though it was wrong he should have said so actions have consequences.
As far as I'm concerned, none of it means ANYTHING after he endorsed flooding the country with millions more democrat voters who will do their part to block anything resembling conservative reform on any issue, in DC and across the country.
He has sold out the entire conservative agenda for his own political benefit.
So the U.S. Constitutiton is toilet paper to Rubio.
Vote him out.
I completely agree with you.
The real problem is Obama's continued usurpation of the powers of the legislative and judicial branches. While anti-immigrant folks go apoplectic over the immigration issue (without regard for the fact that this may be the only reasonable compromise anyway), they will raise enough noise that the rise of the dictatorship will get overlooked.
Isn’t that what multiculturalism and diversity is all about?
Holder has “his people”, Rubio has “his people” and the mooslims have theirs, etc.
And when the SHTF there will be a large number of ethnic groups all trying to claw and fight their way to a position from where they can survive.
Cmon. Even the writer characterized Rubio's comments as a stark contrast to other GOP figures condemning the EO.
This whole thing by Obama is just a clarion call for the next gushing wave of illegals to come pouring over the border.
I have no faith.
Here comes the gushing wave of illegals.
They are not going to want to miss the amnesty that Obama will give them either in his second term or during his lame-duck session.
Well that was a short-lived career. Romney is doing well right now and if he wants to win this he’d better distance himself from Rubio and Jeb. If he jumps on this band wagon, he’s toast.
He is the elected representative of American citizens.
He is not the elected representative of illegal aliens.
His first concern on the issue should not be for what is welcome news for illegals, what makes illegals happy or what is "fair" for illegals.
His concern and obligation as a Senator should be for the law, his oath of office, the taxpayers who have had to foot the bill for illegals' welfare, health care, schooling, etc., the people who would fill the jobs vacated by illegals, the Americans who have to compete with illegals for jobs, college slots, etc.
This was an opportunity for him to speak out for those who elected him, for taxpayers and for the law of the land. He failed.
The best thing Republicans can do from this point is declare:
“NOW IT’S TIME TO CLOSE THE BORDER!”
Don’t bother trying to fight this battle, just move on to the next battle, in this war.
I am not sure that, outside of the military, anyone in Washington will help defend our nation. Are they all traitors? Most likely.
Well, it worked on one dope from South Florida!
If Romney picks Rubio as his running mate it will guarantee Obama a second term.
LOL. you are either very young or naive. I have been around long enough to know exactly how politicians think.
Rubio is 100% in favor of EVERY illegal eventually getting citizenship. He can't come out and say it, but that is exactly the end result of the policies that Rubio supports.
Rubio wants to be President one day (it is obvious) Rubio knows he will need the votes of tens of millions of illegal third world socialists. Hence, the nuanced statements that Rubio spews.
Rubio is like 99.9% of every other politician -- opportunistic slime.
I hope Romney will cross this panderer from Florida off the potential VP list. Romney could make fewer bigger mistakes than to stick someone on the ticket with him that would immediately, by his presence, reopen the rift among Republican voters that caused some much harm during W’s years of pushing amnesty for illegals.
Remember how Rubio came out against Gingrinch in Florida?
Ba Bye Marco ... watch out for the door.
To me, this is just the verbalized platform of the good Bishop (Rubio just let the cat out of the bag too early)
...And to believe the some are trying to convince me with false narratives as to why I should vote for Williard.
...same highway as Zero, but at different speeds.
I can only hope that Zero is doing this now because he knows that SCOTUS is going to rule in favor of AZ 1070.
They don’t want to understand the quote.
That was one of my first thoughts when I saw this news today. I definitely believe that either or both of the shills Obama put on the Supreme Court are filling him in on insider court knowledge.
Insider trading of another sort.
"And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.
This is the long and short of it...and even the first part of his statement is accurate--the people brought here as babies or born here to illegals will welcome this action.
But it is ALSO clearly against the rule of law, and will ultimately hurt these people.
Obamugabe is a sleaze.
I understand exactly what Rubio stated. Rubio is 100% for every illegal eventually getting citizenship.
Rubio is trying to be nuanced. He will fool those who want to believe that Rubio is somehow conservative.
I just called and chewed on someone in Rubio’s office about his support for any of Obama’s announcement. They tried to assurement the media is twisting his point of view.
I told them they needed then to put out a stronger statement and position against this directive, and I asked when Congress was going to grow a backbone and start supporting the Constitution.
It’s simple to understand.
“short-term answer” and “short-term policy” do not equate to a the true definition of violation of the oath of office and violation of the Constitution.
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forget him. He’s in with Jebbie, has to be... and Jeb is in with Romney although he won’t publicly declare same. There goes what was left of the country.
Wishful thinking I fear.
FOX has been nearly as wild about Rubio as they were about Mittens.
Quite a few freepers were/are on that band wagon as well.
Viva Castro! Viva Jeb and Viva Rubio!
Well, he’s just eliminated himself from the veep-stakes, that’s for sure.
Romney won’t be caught in the same room with him now. And to tell the truth, I’m fine with that because he was never on my short list.
Still... I’ve been watching politics a long time and you seldom see anyone blow their own foot off that gracefully — or that completely.