Tea Party superstar Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio wrote a column in the Las Vegas Review Journal that illustrated his proposal. Some parts of it I can agree with. However, for the most part, it's the "same as it ever was" (to quote The Talking Heads).
Do we need immigration reform? Yes. But a defacto amnesty is not the solution. And, why are we doing it now when we still have Americans who cannot find work?
Rubio and his "Gang of Eight" including RINOs John McLame and his lapdog Lindsey Grahamnesty, along with libs "Tiny" Dick Turbin and Chuck Schumer, the ambulance chaser from Brooklyn, put forward a proposal that supposedly gets tough on immigration in exchange for a "pathway to citizenship" for the 11 million estimated illegal aliens currently in America.
But what guarantees do we have that the immigration laws will be enforced and the border secured? That was part of the reason that Ronald Reagan gave amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens in the Simpson/Mazzoli act of 1986--it was on the assurances that immigration law would be enforced. What happened? Just like the liberal "tax increases for budget cuts" the 1986 amnesty was not followed by serious border enforcement.
This does not include the inability for immigration enforcement to enforce visa violators. Michelle Malkin has examples of that, including several of the 9/11 hijackers and other radical jiahdists.
Sure, there needs to be immigration reform to encourage legal immigration. How about getting rid of the red tape that legal immigrants must go through? Keeping track of visa violators? Before there is any talk of any "pathways to citizenship" how about securing our nation's borders so that we know who is coming in to our nation?
Really, what McLame, Grahamnesty and the sellout Marco Rubio are doing is bowing to the demands of the liberals and their elite media lapdogs, who have convinced the Republican establishment that the only way to victory and gaining more Latino votes is to give amnesty. As recent history has shown, when the elite media and liberals say "JUMP," there are many RINOs in Congress who are quick to say "how high?"
Problem is, most Americans want a secure border and reject amnesty. Polling quoted here from Breitbart.com after the election showed that.
Keep in mind too that the 2007 McLame/Bush amnesty was only killed by the American people, which was in many ways, the first spark of the Tea Party movement that rose up two years later. It's going to be up to all of us again to make our voices heard and stop this.