Marco Rubio Knocks President Obama’s Immigration Plan


Florida Senator, Marco Rubio called President Obama’s immigration plan “half-baked” and predicted that it would be “dead on arrival in Congress”  According to Rubio, there are a number of major flaws with the President’s plan, “It fails to follow through on previously broken promises to secure our borders, creates a special pathway that puts those who broke our immigration laws at an advantage over those who chose to do things the right way and come here legally, and does nothing to address guest workers or future flow, which serious immigration experts agree is critical to preventing future influxes of illegal immigrants,” Rubio pointed out that, “It would actually make our immigration problems worse, and would further undermine the American people’s confidence in Washington’s ability to enforce our immigration laws and reform our broken immigration system”.  That’s a very valid point and should be considered by the President.  Immigration is one of the few issues where there is some consensus in Congress.  Why propose a bill that clearly won’t be acceptable to most Republicans and at least some Democrats?  Border security must be guaranteed, and is the starting point, if the Congress is going to move forward on immigration reform.  Rubio, was vocal in his belief that, “It’s a mistake for the White House to draft immigration legislation without seeking input from Republican members of Congress.”  For the President’s part, he has said he would send a bill to Congress if lawmakers don’t move forward “in a timely fashion” according to White House spokesman, Clark Stevens.  So we must give him credit for forcing the issue.  Some action is better than inaction. That’s how bad things have become in Washington.

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