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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:41 PM

Citing Rubio’s ideas on immigration reform, White House sees hope for bipartisan deal

Source: Washington Post

The Obama administration suggested Tuesday that there are signs that bipartisan cooperation might be possible on immigration reform, in light of some new ideas being championed by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.).

White House press secretary Jay Carney said that Rubio’s proposals to offer more visas to highly skilled tech workers and potentially provide legal status and citizenship to many of the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants “bode well for a productive, bipartisan debate.”

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Rubio, a tea party favorite and potential 2016 White House contender, laid out his newest ideas in an interview with the Wall Street Journal last week. He insisted on tight border security and emphasized that foreigners who arrive legally must be treated fairly. But he split from conservatives who do not favor offering any legal status or citizenship to undocumented workers because, they say, it would reward people who break the law.

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The ill will between Obama and Rubio dates to last summer, in the middle of the presidential campaign, when Rubio appeared to be moving toward unveiling a scaled-back version of the DREAM Act. Instead, the White House preempted the freshman senator by announcing in June that Obama would take executive action to halt the deportations of some young undocumented immigrants.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/citing-rubios-ideas-on-immigration-reform-white-house-sees-hope-for-bipartisan-deal/2013/01/15/d83f4102-5f48-11e2-9940-6fc488f3fecd_story.html



Wow, reaching out to that creationist Teabag freak MARCO M-FKIN RUBIO??? Please tell me this is just a trial balloon!

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alp227 Jan 2013 OP
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Kelvin Mace Jan 2013 #2
Doctor_J Jan 2013 #3
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:46 PM

1. Maybe an attempt to screw him over

Much better that the eventual Democratic nominee face an unelectable Christie or a boring Daniels. Rubio is way more of a threat than either of them.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:12 AM

2. Anytime you see the words "Obama"

"bipartisan" and "Deal" in the same story, the liberal wing is about to be screwed.

Also, not the presence of the phrase "scaled back", also a dead giveaway.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:06 AM

3. Are there any Repukes too far right for Obama to agree with?



The more they bash him and try to destroy his presidency, the more he schmoozes. I think he's hoping for another mid-term slaughter.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:35 AM

4. Rubio is actually decent on immigration

His office has been extremely helpful and effective in helping with a case where my fiance and son need to immigrate ASAP.

I am a Floridian.

The help I got from Sen. Nelson's office, rubbish. My Congresswoman's office (who I used to love, Corinne Brown) was downright hostile.

It tells me a few things... One, Rubio is damn good at constituent work AND two, he is quite serious about immigration

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