Skip to comments.Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to
Posted on 06/19/2012 5:55:13 AM PDT by raulgomez05
Hypothetically, if Marco Rubio were not an American citizen and could not provide food for his family, he says he would cross the border illegally to come to the United States.
While discussing immigration policy in his new memoir, An American Son, Rubio called for "common decency" in dealing with undocumented immigrants and said that if put in a similar position as those who are fleeing destitution, he would break the law, too.
"Many people who come here illegally are doing exactly what we would do if we lived in a country where we couldn't feed our families," Rubio writes in his book, which went on sale Tuesday. "If my kids went to sleep hungry every night and my country didn't give me an opportunity to feed them, there isn't a law, no matter how restrictive, that would prevent me from coming here."
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But the thing is, if George Washington had moved to Great Britain in 1785 and requested a post as colonial administrator for India, do you think he'd be given the job?? At some point, you make the leap and say "I don't care about this system of laws, I have a better idea" -- and that may be fine, but the system of laws which has been spurned will not forget.
Rubio can imagine a situation in which he puts himself above the laws of this country. Fine. But on that basis, I cannot imagine voting for him.
What makes Rubio different than the millions that are here and provide a solution. Its easy to say American is great, I want to live there. Rubio is about amnest and I Just am not..
Marco Rubio IS a natural born US Citizen. He was born in Miami, and nothing else has any bearing on his being a US Citizen. Again. Where was he born? Miami, FL, USA.
Rubio - noun blond, also means gringo
He passed that for me when he sought to create a loophole for illegals.
Why should I as a Citizen of the United States approve of someone trying to aid people who care so little for our nation, that they will come and drain this nation dry for their own financial gain?
We need a Constitutional amendment that corrects that. NO more anchor babies!
And Morris predicted Rubio as the VP pick. So it is a good bet he would not be picked since Morris tends to get it wrong.
But therein lies the problem: Rubios PARENTS do not meet the necessary requirement of natural born for which Obama is today being challenged in a Florida court. In fact, Larry Klayman, attorney for the DEMOCRAT plaintiff in that case, made a glancing reference to the ineligibility of both Rubio and Bobby Jindal in his presentation to Judge Lewis on 6/18.
Klayman would be correct that Rubio is ineligible for VP, and since that Cuba also makes claim by law to Marco Rubio as one of their own citizens. Rubio was born to Cuban citizens at the time of his birth. Cuba ONLY sees him as Cuban. They do not recognize Rubio's US 14th Amendment citizenship.
The Government of Cuba does not recognize the U.S. nationality of U.S. citizens who are Cuban-born or are the children of Cuban parents. These individuals will be treated solely as Cuban citizens and may be subject to a range of restrictions and obligations, including military service...."
This also a very good reason why Rubio is not being vetted by Romney as a VP candidate. See Breaking News for the story.
Welcome to the NEW America where EVERYBODY is an American citizen until proven OTHERWISE.
If you don’t need to show papers to live in the WH then why should THEY need papers to live in San Diego?
I am turning sour on this guy fast and I used to be a fan. Shades of Lindsey Graham.
OK, Marco... we get it. You don’t want to be Mitt’s VP. Loud and clear!
Marco is thinking like a illegal alien, not an American.
Damned right he would cross over, but if he thought like an American he would see what this crossover is costing.
Billions spent to teach these people Billions for their medical care, Billions lost in taxes they don’t pay at jobs they take away from Americans.
If I were an illegal I would cross over too, but as an American , I look at the damage they are doing.Gangs , dope,drunken driving, rapes,rioting and protesting , protesting when they shouldn’t even be here.
Marco has passed the STFU moment.
And p.s.:.there is no such thing as a “Hispanic”. Mexican-Americans are not going to vote for the son of white Cuban exiles. Because most other South Americans who are here, especially those who are part Indian, love, worship and adore Chavez and Castro.
Sure, it’s ok to take American jobs from American men who want to provide for their American families.
What’s the problem?
He's as glib as O'Reilly on the amnesty issue. They both seem to think that amnesty is an absolute right for those up to age 30 "dragged here through no fault of their own" by their parents. Where is this "right" written except in their own fertile brains?
American citizenship for foreigners and their offspring is NOT a right granted by any one person/king or any one document/executive order....it's a privilege that includes meeting and conforming with certain legal criteria to obtain the right of citizenship.
BTW, anyone thinking Obama's fiat the other day is not amnesty should remember that the Left is content to impose one warm step at a time.....until it's too late to hop out of the boiling water.
I wish Dick Chaney would run now that he’s got a new heart.
Being an anchor baby does not make you a Natural Born Citizen.
Not according to the law.
If we accept Rubio we give Obama a pass.
The urge to accept Rubio is an urge to get the Hispanic vote. Obama just illegally bought that vote and selling our country by illegally offering Rubio as VP will not change that. Like the black vote—the Hispanic vote belongs to the Democrats. Wasting time trying to buy it for Republicans is wrong , and won’t work.
The question isn’t whether Rubio would have tried to get out of a hell-hole to better himself, it is whether the US had any legal or moral right to let him stay and grant him citizenship. Cuba is distinctly different than Mexico or any other country. US policy has isolated Cuba, for legitimate political reasons, but that isolation has increased the economic poverty and political persecution of those who dare to speak against the government. I view Cuban-Americans as primarily political refugees, not economic refugees. The minute the Castro’s are gone and Cuba becomes a democratic country, is the day that Cuban’s should cease getting a free pass. If the US took the open borders approach, you would get 40 million people flooding into your country from Mexico (including central and south americans) and Canada (we have lots of immigrants who would prefer to live in the US). The result would be economic disaster for America. If you cannot let everyone in, then you have to have laws to restrict access. And those laws need to applied evenly, regardless of whether the intended immigrant is halfway around the world or on your border. To do otherwise is to invite chaos.