Here is audio of Sen. Marco Rubio being interviewed today on the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Rush talked to Rubio about the new “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” Plan Rubio has signed onto with seven other Senators, including John McCain, Chuck Schumer, Lindsey Graham, Dick Durbin, and Bob Menendez. Rubio explained that the plan to eventually allow a path to citizenship for those already here illegally hinges on the enforcement aspects of the plan – securing the border and tracking those who come into the country on tourist or short-stay visas to make sure they also leave the country at the required time. Rubio said he will not support any bill that does not have those enforcement mechanisms built in.
Rush praised Rubio for trying to tackle such a tough issue, but it was clear that Rush is very skeptical that President Obama or the Democrats in Congress can be trusted to actually do what they say.
Here is Sen. Marco Rubio on with Lou Dobbs last night where he discussed the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” plan he has brought forward as part of the bi-partisan “Gang of 8″ Senators.
Florida senator Marco Rubio, a member of “The Gang of 8″ crafting a new immigration bill, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that border security was essential for the passage of any immigration legislation.
Rubio stated that securing the borders comes first. And if that provision is not not met it would be a “deal killer”.
Here is a video report from Florida on Newt Gingrich making a campaign stop in Naples, where he spoke to an overflow crowd tonight that turned out to hear and see him. The reporter says Gingrich told the crowd he does “not favor a path to citizenship” for illegal aliens in the U.S. Gingrich had said in the most recent GOP Debate he would favor some way to give “legal status” – but not citizenship – to a portion of the illegal immigrant community – people who have been here for “25 years” and that have “paid taxes” and become a part of the community.
Here is video of Sen. Rick Santorum after last night’s GOP Debate reacting to Newt Gingrich for his immigration comments. Santorum said the GOP should offer “no hint or promise of amnesty.”
Here is audio of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on the Laura Ingraham Radio Show, where he blasted President Obama for his ridiculous comments on Border Security in El Paso the other day. Obama proclaimed the border to be secure, even saying the Border Fence is “essentially completed.”
Perry reacted by saying about Obama:
“This is a President who is more interested in trying out for Saturday Night Live it seems like. . . . . the guy’s a stand-up comic, and that was what he was playing to. The fact of the matter is, Americans don’t want a stand-up comic for the President of the United States. . . . Anyone who knows what’s happening on the border of Texas and Mexico – or for that matter the southern border of the United States with Mexico – realizes this is not comedy, there are people’s lives in jeopardy every day.”
Perry had a stern warning of what will happen if President Obama continues to not take Border Security seriously: “You’re going to see United States citizens killed if this administration does not take border security seriously. They don’t.”
Here is video of President Obama today in El Paso, Texas, where he delivered a speech on Immigration. Obama used the speech to attack Republicans as he stood at the U.S. Border with Mexico. Obama said the debate over who can and cannot “come to this country” is “not new.” The strong feelings over the issue have “made it difficult,” Obama said, to get anything done on reform Immigration.
Obama bragged that he has put “more boots on the ground” at the border “than at any time in our history.” Obama said “the fence” on the border is “now basically complete.” He was trying to make the case that he has solved the issue of “closing the border,” so now there is no reason not to pass comprehensive immigration reform. He used his tactic of ridicule to mock Republicans, saying next “they will want a moat” – and will “want alligators in the moat.”
Somehow I don’t think the people living on the border think the border is secure.
NOTE: Shocker! Obama remembered “endowed by our Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence! There’s hope for him yet!
Marco Rubio is accused of running on an “anti-Latino” platform by the debate’s moderator. Rubio responded to the accusations by saying, “My platform is that we enforce the law. There’s no one running in America that is more pro-legal immigration than I am…I just don’t think America can be the only country in the world that does not enforce its immigration laws.”
Via Hot Air
Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs saying that President Obama will use a speech on Thursday to push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Gibbs said Obama will “reiterate” that we “cannot have immigration reform passed individually by each state through a patchwork of laws.”
Gibbs said Obama will also emphasize that it will take “Republican support” to get an Immigration Bill passed, which he said, “has certainly been there in the past.”
The Arizona anti-Illegal Immigration Law really has the Obama crew rattled. They are afraid other states are soon to follow suit, and they want to do something to stop it from happening. But it’s hard to say whether Obama is really ready to go all out to get something passed, or whether he is just window-dressing to make the Latino voters not be so upset with him for not getting some kind of amnesty bill passed.
Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs giving an answer that mocks and insults Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl about his assertion that President Obama told him in a one-on-one meeting that he would not secure the border because “you guys” (Republicans) won’t support Comprehensive Immigration Reform if we do.
Gibbs has said Obama never made the statement, while Kyl has steadfastly stood by his account. Gibbbs tried to make out like Kyl had retreated from his assertion, and mocked Kyl for having three opinions on the matter. Actually, Kyl only said he meant that “the Left” is trying to hold border security “hostage” to CIR, not the President specifically. But Kyl has never retreated on Obama’s statement that he won’t secure the border because “you guys” won’t support CIR.
Actually, what Gibbs was doing here, was dodging the question.
Notice how the interviewer completely ignores the fact that the woman is holding a sign with swastikas on it. Somehow I don’t think it would go unnoticed if there was a similar sign being held by a Tea Partier.
Pictures Via: Hot Air Pundit
Here is raw video of pro-Illegal Immigration Protesters taking over the Phoenix, Arizona office of Sen. John McCain. They shouted and chanted for awhile, and then eventually left after being told a letter stating their position would be given to McCain.
McCain worked with Ted Kennedy back in 2007 to try and get Immigration Reform legislation through the U.S. Senate, but is now supporting Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law and calling for increased border security. McCain is in a tough primary battle with J.D. Hayworth for Arizona’s U.S. Senate GOP Nomination.
Here is video of a Left-wing Professor speaking at a University of Arizona Commencement Convocation, where she made the mistake of using her time to attack the new Arizona anti-illegal immigration law. The crowd let her know that they did not agree with her view.