Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:45 PM
TomCADem (6,371 posts)
Immigration plans from Rubio, Obama are very similar
Source: Sacramento Bee
The White House has said Sen. Marco Rubio's immigration plans, which could legalize the status of some of those unlawfully in the country, "bode well for a productive, bipartisan debate."
A reason for that optimism: The Florida Republican's ideas and comments closely mirror those of President Barack Obama in a 2011 policy speech in El Paso, Texas.
"This is the Rubio-Obama immigration plan," Mark Krikorian, head of the conservative Center for Immigration Studies, told Mother Jones.
"There's nothing substantive in Rubio's proposal that wouldn't immediately be agreed to by President Obama," he said, noting that President George W. Bush proposed a similar plan in 2006 that many congressional Republicans helped kill.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/17/5121073/analysis-immigration-plans-from.html
This will be interesting to watch. With Rubio essentially introducing Obama's immigration bill as his own, it will be interesting to see how Republicans act? The in fighting should be fun to watch.
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)
Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:23 AM
okaawhatever (466 posts)
2. I think he needs to kick Rubio to the curb. GOP needs latinos
and Florida. They want to give rubio all the credit for it. Alot of Latinos are catholic and pro-life, they want to pick up that demographic. Obama needs to push his proposal. Rubio will be forced to sign it or alienate his constituency. Rubio is in a bad place and Obama needs to exploit it. Divide his constituency. He's only got Latinos and TPartiers. Knock one of those out from under him.
Response to okaawhatever (Reply #2)
Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:26 AM
DallasNE (2,935 posts)
5. Where Are The Details
Beware of the smoke and mirrors. I will not trust it until I see the details for myself. So far I have only seen the views of what others think are contained in the proposal rather than the actual proposal. Sometimes things are there in theory but with so many obstacles that as a practical matter it does not exist in practice.