I think this picture says it all when it comes to Sen. Marco Rubio:
Being Chuckie Schumer’s water boy on this issue has all but guaranteed that he will not be a viable candidate for President. Worse, he tells English audiences one thing and Spanish another. Take a look:
As with the radio ads you hear all day long, this is all about tough border security, right? But on a recent Univision appearance, Rubio said this:
In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements.
“Let’s be clear,” Rubio said. “Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence.”
Unbelievable. The idea that we can suddenly legalize every single person in this country in one fell swoop and not expect millions more to pour across the border is ludicrous and defies not only common sense but history – as that graphic above states, remember 1986?
And don’t forget the MarcoPhone: Move Over “Obama Phone,” Say ‘Hola!’ to the Marco Rubio Immigration Phone, AKA MarcoPhone.
And last but not least: in the ad above, Rubio says that no welfare benefits will go to newly legalized immigrants – that is just not true. As the Washington Examiner reports:
Senate panel OKs tax-welfare benefits for newly legal immigrants
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to allow illegal immigrants who get legal status to begin collecting tax-welfare payments, as the panel spent a fourth day working through amendments to the massive immigration bill and party-line splits began to emerge.
Rather than trying to “improve” this disaster, Texas Sen. John Cornyn should be working to kill it.