This appears to be an attempt to rally support for Rubio because a union guy is opposing him....am I off base?
Does the ICE union oppose the ENTIRE bill or just this amendment?
First, as to a union guy opposing Rubio - no, it isn’t about THAT. Cris Crane and the ICE union are government employees that truly oppose illegal immigration and oppose this bill. They are angry that Obama won’t let them enforce current law, yet that is what they were hired and trained to do. To make matters worse, along comes this disastrous monstrosity bill. All he’s saying about Rubio is that Rubio met with them and looked them in the eye and lied.
And about the amendment being such a huge number of pages - according to Rush the day this amendment was put forward for consideration by Corker and Hoeven, Harry Reid changed the situation by making the amendment become the entire bill. Corker and Hoeven worked with the gang of eight to essentially have the bill re-written to incorporate their original amendment plus some other stuff the gang of eight and Obama wanted kept over from their original, negotiated bill, the two things merged and became THE BILL.
That’s why the amendment is now being said to be 1200 pages long, but that’s a misspeak because the amendment, with additions from the original bill, has now become THE BILL.
I think the union is opposing he entire bill.
There were stories about a month ago on Fox, Wash Examiner and Times and also Breitbart about the immigration agencies unions are opposing the bill. The other union President said the volume would be so great that there’d be no option other than to rubber stamp everybody.