Sen. Marco Rubio Issues Press Release: President Obama’s Immigration Plan “Would be Dead on Arrival in Congress” if Proposed – 2/16/13
Senator Marco Rubio has released the following statement about President Obama’s plan to propose Immigration Reform on his own – without input from GOP members of Congress:
“It’s a mistake for the White House to draft immigration legislation without seeking input from Republican members of Congress. President Obama’s leaked immigration proposal is disappointing to those of us working on a serious solution. The President’s bill repeats the failures of past legislation. 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.
“Much like the President’s self-described ‘stop gap’ Deferred Action measure last year, this legislation is half-baked and seriously flawed. 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.
“If actually proposed, the President’s bill would be dead on arrival in Congress, leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come.”
Report of immigration draft plan brings White House statement nbcnews.to/12V8qvu— NBC News First Read (@NBCFirstRead) February 17, 2013
Rubio’s concerns abt WH leak are real. If “pathway to citizenship” becomes thrust of plan, and not enforcement, Rubio knows he can’t sell it— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) February 17, 2013