Rubio: This immigration bill does virtually everything anyone’s asked me to do about border security; Update: Backers not sure if bill creates incentive to hire illegals over Americans

posted at 7:21 pm on June 25, 2013 by Allahpundit

He was 95-96 percent happy with the bill before Corker/Hoeven was introduced. Sounds like he’s 100 percent happy now. Every father thinks his child is beautiful, I guess.

Conservatives wanted two things out of this process vis-a-vis enforcement. One: They wanted to know that the border really would be secured this time so that we don’t have to revisit amnesty again in 25 years. Two: They wanted that security to come before any legalization of illegals commenced. We got neither of those things, the latter by Rubio’s own admission and the former by CBO’s. (CBO hasn’t offered an estimate of how much the Corker/Hoeven amendment would reduce illegal immigration, but if the original Gang of Eight bill reduced it by only 25 percent, rest assured that Corker/Hoeven’s not getting us anywhere near 100.) In fact, the Corker/Hoeven amendment that allegedly does everything conservatives could dream of on the border wasn’t even Rubio’s first choice when it came to boosting security. He flirted with backing Cornyn’s amendment, only to walk away when he pals Chuck and Lindsey told him that the hard targets Cornyn demanded were a bit too hard for their liking. That’s when Rubio turned to the weaker Corker/Hoeven — which, as it turned out, gave us everything we could possibly want.

You’re welcome, America:

Republican Senator Marco Rubio, shifting his tone on the U.S. immigration bill he helped to write, said on Tuesday he is now fully satisfied that the measure will do what it takes to secure the southern border with Mexico…

“This amendment basically now puts into place virtually everything people have been asking me to do about immigration enforcement since I began talking about this issue,” Rubio told a convention of the American Society of News Editors. “I think we’ve run out of things we can to do to support – to improve the border.”…

Asked about House Speaker John Boehner’s strategy for handling the immigration issue in that chamber, Rubio said it is up to House lawmakers to determine the course they want to take.

But he added: “I think we have a good piece of legislation they should take a look at. There are a lot of good ideas that they should adopt.”

I’ve got a question. If the bill now covers all the bases on the border, why are Gang of Eight members still considering offering Republican senators legislative bribes and kickbacks to win their votes?

Republican sources are telling National Review Online that Gang of Eight members were less-than-thrilled by the outcome of yesterday’s vote to advance their immigration reform bill, and they are now looking for ways to win — or buy — more GOP votes. The bill is certain to pass, of course, but proponents are hoping for 70 votes, meaning they will need more than the 15 Republicans who voted for cloture on Monday.

Opponents of the bill are concerned that, sometime within the next 24 to 48 hours, the Gang of Eight will come to an agreement with Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) to allow votes on a series of amendments that have been handpicked by the Gang, and are designed to placate wavering Republicans and win their votes for the final bill. It will not be an open process, as was originally promised, and could involve more giveaways like the “Casino Cash-out” and the “Crabhusker Kickback” – the functional equivalent of earmarks, which have been banned since 2011. ”It’s another backroom deal,” says one GOP aide. “This is how we do earmarks these days.”

Rob Portman’s amendment would at least strengthen E-Verify, not pay for an extraneous bridge or something in Ohio. Another question: What difference does getting a handful more Republican votes in the Senate make to the House at this point? They got 69 yesterday, which is considerably more than most major legislation ever gets these days. Even with that many in the bank, House aides are telling WaPo flatly that no one cares. “It wouldn’t be something a Republican Senate would bring to the floor,” said one aide. “Why should a Republican House just take it up?” (Tom Cole put it even more succinctly.) Because … it would help Rubio’s chances to be president in 2016?

Update: Utterly devastating.

As the Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein recently reported: “Under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them qualifying health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker. But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens – at least 13 years under the Senate bill – businesses could avoid such fines by hiring the new immigrants instead.”

On Tuesday afternoon, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked five different U.S. Senators about this problem. These five senators, all Democrats, voted to cut off debate Monday night on the revised immigration bill, but none of them knew if the bill would create a financial incentive for some employers to hire amnestied immigrants instead of American citizens.

“We’re trying to solve that right now. I don’t know if that’s been solved,” Senator Max Baucus of Montana (chief author of Obamacare) told THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

They voted to end debate on a bill without knowing for sure if it gives employers a huge incentive to hire illegals over Americans? What?


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They don’t want this to pass, they know it won’t pass, it is just a big old club to beat Republicans with in 2014.

Cindy Munford on June 25, 2013 at 8:48 PM

The 18 states allowing for recall are as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389×2201861

:(

CoffeeLover on June 25, 2013 at 8:16 PM

We could at least get rid of McCain.

joekenha on June 25, 2013 at 8:48 PM

What I can’t figure out is why they can unload on McCain or Graham but won’t do the same with Rube-io.

LtBarnwell02 on June 25, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Because Rubio is young and they hope he is teachable.

Cindy Munford on June 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM

We could at least get rid of McCain.

joekenha on June 25, 2013 at 8:48 PM

and maybe Landrieu…

it’s a thought…if the tea party were more organized and a warning third party we’d probably get ‘er done…

but Janet Brewer loves her some Amnesty now

harlekwin15 on June 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM

How many times do we have to say it:

Security BEFORE amnesty!

Are we not loud enough?
RCP has an article that suggest that demographic that sunk the Repubs in 2012 was the missing white vote, not Hispanics. My comment:
McCain et al are going after the wrong demographic. The “missing white vote” is what lost Republicans the election. Romney rubbed working class whites the wrong way with his backpedaling on gay marriage and other issues, and now the GOP as a whole wants to do exactly the wrong backpedal on a major issue that is very important to the missing white voters: immigration. Talk about taking a bad situation and making it worse. And about that “wrong demographic,” the current crop of low income fertile Hispanics are never going to vote for Republicans, it’s in their interest to seek redistribution $ from the wealthier. That means voting Democrat, always.

anotherJoe on June 25, 2013 at 8:55 PM

No one approaches the level of contempt I have for Obama, but Rubio is coming damn close.

DRayRaven on June 25, 2013 at 7:35 PM

No, Rubio is even worse than Obama, far worse. Obama stabs you in the front. Rubio stabs you in the back and says it’s for your own good.

VorDaj on June 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM

and maybe Landrieu…

harlekwin15 on June 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Hey, I nominated Cozmo’s Pants to run against her last night and got a second from Gryphon.

Let me know what I can do to help ‘y’all’ get rid of Miss Louisiana Purchase, who has voted for Obamacare, gun control and amnesty. How she stays a Senator in a state as red as Louisiana (IIRC, there is not one single Democrat elected to statewide office) would be way beyond comprehension.

Resist We Much on June 25, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Rubio will face a recall. Bet on it. You’ll win. He will be recalled and replaced with a Democrat. That is what we here in floriduh deserve for electing this POS in the first place. If it is one thing the Tea Party has going for it, is Honor. Rubio can challenge the recall by running as the Dem that he is.

Key West Reader on June 25, 2013 at 8:14 PM

there is NO recall for US senators,

chasdal on June 25, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Hey, I nominated Cozmo’s Pants to run against her last night and got a second from Gryphon.

Let me know what I can do to help ‘y’all’ get rid of Miss Louisiana Purchase, who has voted for Obamacare, gun control and amnesty. How she stays a Senator in a state as red as Louisiana (IIRC, there is not one single Democrat elected to statewide office) would be way beyond comprehension.

Resist We Much on June 25, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Her family *is* the Donkey kingmaker of the State… Ms Landrieu is Moon’s daughter and NOLA’s Mayor’s sister…

the 9th ward was legendary in its fraud until the storm cleaned it up

harlekwin15 on June 25, 2013 at 8:59 PM

I’m not able to listen to Rush typically, but after this deal with Rube-io and not calling him out more pointedly I won’t be making an effort to listen either. I’m almost to that point with Mark Levin too. What I can’t figure out is why they can unload on McCain or Graham but won’t do the same with Rube-io.

LtBarnwell02 on June 25, 2013 at 8:02 PM

They are cowards.

VorDaj on June 25, 2013 at 9:02 PM

http://www.uscitizensassociation.com/pdfs/Recalling%20U.S.%20Senators%20and%20Congressmen.pdf

there is NO recall for US senators,

chasdal on June 25, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Don’t tell the 18 states that can….

something never having been done does not mean it cannot be done…

and frankly I would LOVE McCain to make history…

Hell I’d encourage the recall and then Vote D to get a real democrat

harlekwin15 on June 25, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Is the illegal vs. American question why Reid suddenly has to do this now, now NOW (because people are starting to read the bill)?

UnderstandingisPower on June 25, 2013 at 9:05 PM

If this passes, Rubio WILL be recalled. Mark my words. He will be recalled.

Key West Reader on June 25, 2013 at 8:09 PM

If it doesn’t pass, he will just try again later.

VorDaj on June 25, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I guess we have to assume Senator Rubio wants this incentive to hire illegals over Americans I mean… this is the only way to prove the Republicans care more about them.

Ukiah on June 25, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Chasdal is right KWR-

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/02/02/can-u-s-senators-be-recalled/

Won’t happen.

wolly4321 on June 25, 2013 at 9:08 PM

If this passes, Rubio WILL be recalled. Mark my words. He will be recalled.

Key West Reader on June 25, 2013 at 8:09 PM

If it doesn’t pass, he will just try again later.

VorDaj on June 25, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Guess he’ll have to be recalled either way. Greatest hope of the Republican party my left eye.

Ukiah on June 25, 2013 at 9:09 PM

We have to shut off debate over a bill we haven’t read to pass it so that we can find out what’s in it and so that Chuck Schumer and other Dems will invite us to their fabulous DC cocktail parties.

BuckeyeSam on June 25, 2013 at 9:11 PM

What if, say, some goofball, but conservative, Christine O’Donnell type were to run against Rubio next time? I wonder how many here would morph into seat-keepers. I mean, Rubio would still vote conservative most other issues, right?

Dongemaharu on June 25, 2013 at 9:11 PM

but Janet Brewer loves her some Amnesty now

harlekwin15 on June 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM

That is, until she encountered the wrath of AZ.
..but the humiliating retreat of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer from her seeming embrace of the Gang Bill suggests there’s room for backsliding under pressure. Brewer went on Fox and declared the Gang of 8′s illusory ”border surge” a “victory for Arizona.’ Within hours she’d posted a s—eating tweet declaring, ”For the record, I have not endorsed the Gang of 8 #immigration bill.’** Perhaps she’d heard from supporters in the interim–supporters she’d been counting on to contribute to the “Stand with Jan” campaign for “secure borders.”

TxAnn56 on June 25, 2013 at 9:14 PM

I’m not able to listen to Rush typically, but after this deal with Rube-io and not calling him out more pointedly I won’t be making an effort to listen either. I’m almost to that point with Mark Levin too. What I can’t figure out is why they can unload on McCain or Graham but won’t do the same with Rube-io.

LtBarnwell02 on June 25, 2013 at 8:02 PM

They are cowards.

VorDaj on June 25, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Not a regular listener of either, but happened to hear the final 30-40 minutes of Levin’s show yesterday. His appraisal of Rubio fairly dripped with contempt. As for Minority Leader McConnell for not blocking the bill, and for all 15 of the Republicans who voted for cloture. McCain and Graham were beyond civil discussion.

de rigueur on June 25, 2013 at 9:14 PM

hat is, until she encountered the wrath of AZ.
..but the humiliating retreat of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer from her seeming embrace of the Gang Bill suggests there’s room for backsliding under pressure. Brewer went on Fox and declared the Gang of 8′s illusory ”border surge” a “victory for Arizona.’ Within hours she’d posted a s—eating tweet declaring, ”For the record, I have not endorsed the Gang of 8 #immigration bill.’** Perhaps she’d heard from supporters in the interim–supporters she’d been counting on to contribute to the “Stand with Jan” campaign for “secure borders.”

TxAnn56 on June 25, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Hmmm I didn’t catch that…I’ve been on the road and shredding my papers today…

including the R/R 12 bumper stickers that came 3 days after the loss and Ryan’s pictures…

oddly cathartic

harlekwin15 on June 25, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Rubio is talking about how people don’t trust the government and his solution is to create a bill in secret, shutdown debate, and force it down our throats before people can find out all the horrible consequences same as Obamacare? Guy has some twisted vision for restoring trust in government.

Ukiah on June 25, 2013 at 9:20 PM

but Janet Brewer loves her some Amnesty now

harlekwin15 on June 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM

That is, until she encountered the wrath of AZ.
..but the humiliating retreat of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer from her seeming embrace of the Gang Bill suggests there’s room for backsliding under pressure. Brewer went on Fox and declared the Gang of 8′s illusory ”border surge” a “victory for Arizona.’ Within hours she’d posted a s—eating tweet declaring, ”For the record, I have not endorsed the Gang of 8 #immigration bill.’** Perhaps she’d heard from supporters in the interim–supporters she’d been counting on to contribute to the “Stand with Jan” campaign for “secure borders.”

TxAnn56 on June 25, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Personally I say too late. She needs to kicked out first chance comes our way – better to have someone stab you in the front.

Ukiah on June 25, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Levin is laying into Rubio tonight, and when Levin is not happy, nobody’s happy.

mobydutch on June 25, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Instant amnesty…

… a free ride to the DMV.

Drivers license and the Motor Voter Law…

… Instant Democrat voter.

Why is no one talking about this aspect of the Bill…?

Seven Percent Solution on June 25, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Marco Rubio Steps Closer to an Obama Hug

Sometimes the link speaks for itself.

TxAnn56 on June 25, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Two possibilities: Either Rubio is a lying POS or Rubio is an idiot. Either way, he’s not going anywhere.

The vast majority of Americans want the border secured. This bill not only offers no guarantee this will happen, it makes it less likely to happen than if we merely kept existing law in place.

This bill is not what people asked for. Rubio is peeing on our feet and tellin us it’s raining. If I were a Florida resident, I would vote for the Democrat when he comes up for re-election. Better the Devil you know.

Haiku Guy on June 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM

So disgusted. Beyond words.

diesirae on June 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Yeah, “border security”. I’m betting just like the “border security” we got back in 1986.

GarandFan on June 25, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Personally I say too late. She needs to kicked out first chance comes our way – better to have someone stab you in the front.

Ukiah on June 25, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I believe Arizona has a Senator recall law. Maybe you should remove all three of those scum-sucking vermin.

Jaibones on June 25, 2013 at 9:46 PM

but Janet Brewer loves her some Amnesty now

harlekwin15 on June 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM

She was always for legalization. People were taken with her backing interior enforcement in AZ but Brewer was always saying that she wanted to legalize illegals. She played some patty-cake with Barky, too. A few stern words and then she was as docile as anything. This is nothing new. There were warnings before. Many.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 25, 2013 at 9:52 PM

It would be best for the GOP if it were to pass. It would then “ferment” for the next 5-6 weeks while the House ignores it and the rest of the failures of the bill come light. The backlash should then be so great no one will want touch it.

Tater Salad on June 25, 2013 at 9:53 PM

It’s just another form of “outsourcing” (offshoring, actually), except now the foreigners who are taking our jobs can vote Democrat.

kbTexan on June 25, 2013 at 9:53 PM

I read about this recall site several days ago. I’m unfamiliar with it, but if any from AZ are interested:

http://senatorflake.com/

There’s a page for McCain:

http://senatorflake.com/recall-senator-mccain/

And then there’s also this page:

Senators Debate Themselves

Remember the Democrat rush to push through the last 1,000 page bill called the Affordable Care Act, the one about which Nancy Pelosi famously said “we have to pass it to see what’s in it”?

Senators Flake and McCain made strong arguements about why large bills should not be rushed, and that American citizens as well as Senators should have the time necessary to read the proposed law….

FLAKE:
”The case for passing legislation we don’t understand is that we are correcting legislation we didn’t read. We keep hearing that we’ve got to do this because our constituents are demanding it–that they want to see these executives tarred and feathered. Now George Washington once said, “If to please the people, we do what we ourselves disprove how do we later defend our work? That’s the position we are in today. ”

“This is a representative democracy. Our constituents may not understand that this is a bill of attainder, but we know that. We are the representatives of the people and we know that and it’s our duty to uphold the Constitution. Now I don’t like the fact that these executives got those bonuses. And we should find a way constitutionally to deal with this issue, but rushing to pass a bill we don’t understand to–to correct a bill we didn’t read is not the solution hear today. Let’s reject this proposal.”

MCCAIN: ”Wouldn’t it be nice if every American citizen that wanted to could go online and read the legislation and give us their ideas and thoughts as to how we could make it better?”

“The text should be online so every American, not just the hundred of us who were fortunate enough to be here but every American should have the right to know what a fundamental reform of healthcare in America is all about.”

INC on June 25, 2013 at 9:57 PM

They don’t want this to pass, they know it won’t pass, it is just a big old club to beat Republicans with in 2014.

Cindy Munford on June 25, 2013 at 8:48 PM

You forget they’re dealing with the Stupid Party, they might find themselves surprised by success.

Ukiah on June 25, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Rubio, being a Freshman Senator, and becoming a big player so soon in a major piece of legislation, has let the stage lights blind him. Drunk on the Klugs, he doesn’t even realize how he’s being used, apparently no clue at all. Sad, indeed, for someone who had so much promise. He caught the DC flu, for which there’s no cure.

TXUS on June 25, 2013 at 11:13 PM

I don’t know why anyone thinks Levin is soft on Rubio. Mark has been tearing the GOPe a new one for weeks over the gang of 8 and Rubio. Beck, shortly after the zuckerberg phony conservative ads began running on his show, he even addressed their crap while allowing that he can’t stop them from advertising, it doesn’t stop him from panning it.

AH_C on June 25, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Rubio, being a Freshman Senator, and becoming a big player so soon in a major piece of legislation, has let the stage lights blind him. Drunk on the Klugs, he doesn’t even realize how he’s being used, apparently no clue at all. Sad, indeed, for someone who had so much promise. He caught the DC flu, for which there’s no cure.

TXUS on June 25, 2013 at 11:13 PM

You’re giving Rubio waaaaaaaaaaaay too much credit.

He was a Trojan Horse meant to infiltrate the GOPe and assist in its’ suicide pact. His true colors started to show months ago. This isn’t some twist of bad luck… it was always intentional.

In fact, there is nothing here that shocks me in any way.

Myron Falwell on June 25, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Rubio, being a Freshman Senator, and becoming a big player so soon in a major piece of legislation, has let the stage lights blind him. Drunk on the Klugs, he doesn’t even realize how he’s being used, apparently no clue at all. Sad, indeed, for someone who had so much promise. He caught the DC flu, for which there’s no cure.

TXUS on June 25, 2013 at 11:13 PM

He knows -exactly- what he’s doing. Rubio’s always been an amnesty shill, he just turned out to have been a better liar than Crist in 2010.

ebrown2 on June 25, 2013 at 11:25 PM

I don’t know why anyone thinks Levin is soft on Rubio. Mark has been tearing the GOPe a new one for weeks over the gang of 8 and Rubio. Beck, shortly after the zuckerberg phony conservative ads began running on his show, he even addressed their crap while allowing that he can’t stop them from advertising, it doesn’t stop him from panning it.

AH_C on June 25, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I think the true hardcore conservatives want to hear Rush and Levin issue a fatwa ordering a death sentence against Rubio.

Anything less that that and they are worthless flaming liberal heathen hippie scum phones baloney plastic banana good time rock n’ roller RINOs.

Myron Falwell on June 25, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Charlie Crist or whatever the Florida Governors name was could of gave us this crappy bill. Expected more out of Rubio, he needs to go now also. I don’t care how good he is on any other issues.

la.rt.wngr on June 25, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Is the illegal vs. American question why Reid suddenly has to do this now, now NOW (because people are starting to read the bill)?

UnderstandingisPower on June 25, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Indeed.

AesopFan on June 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM

In 2016 Rubio will challenge Hillary–On the DEMOCRATIC ticket.

MaiDee on June 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Darn, is there no one we can trust anymore?
Even Ted Cruz waited weeks (testing the water?) before he came out against amnesty.
As far as Rush & Levin go, I don’t listen to either. Want the real deal? Michael Savage.

Belle on June 26, 2013 at 12:04 AM

During the race for Senator in Texas, Ted Cruz clearly addressed the amnesty issue. He was against amnesty. He has not wavered from that position. Thank you, Senator Cruz! We are not disappointed in you.

mobydutch on June 26, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Warmongering, open-borders Neocons never give up.

nottakingsides on June 26, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Belle on June 26, 2013 at 12:04 AM

You should listen to all three. If you get satellite radio, listen to Wilcow as well. They are all good. The only problem with Savage is that he bashes Levin, Hannity and Rush on his show.

Decoski on June 26, 2013 at 12:44 AM

From now on I think of this weasel as Jack Rubio.

An assassin.

Of America.

profitsbeard on June 26, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Border security BEFORE amnesty.

anotherJoe on June 25, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Aaahhh… fify.

No need for amnesty — just attrition with actual enforcement.

How it works where it is actually tried.

fred5678 on June 26, 2013 at 3:35 AM

Rubio the Rube.

He has crossed the Rubi–never mind!

Sherman1864 on June 26, 2013 at 4:41 AM

Is the illegal vs. American question why Reid suddenly has to do this now, now NOW (because people are starting to read the bill)?

UnderstandingisPower on June 25, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Reading it and can see quite plainly what it says.

For example, if the border is secure and there is no more illegal immigration why would DHS need 1000 Distress Stations in location where illegals become ill from climate conditions? Oh and these distress stations call for emergency service personnel.

That is an admission they are not stopping anything at all.

Everything they tell us about the bill and the amendment is a lie.

It will destroy our economy.

dogsoldier on June 26, 2013 at 5:55 AM

Repeal the 17th Amendment. Imagine these clowns having to consult with their state legislatures instead of going on national talk shows and reading their poll numbers. We’d still get corrupt windbags, but we might be able to live in a constitutional republic a little while longer.

claudius on June 26, 2013 at 8:43 AM

By everyone, as in “does everything everyone has asked me to do about border security,” do you mean obama, reid schumer, pelosi, the dhimocrapt controlled RNC?

Old Country Boy on June 26, 2013 at 8:50 AM

During the race for Senator in Texas, Ted Cruz clearly addressed the amnesty issue. He was against amnesty. He has not wavered from that position. Thank you, Senator Cruz! We are not disappointed in you.

mobydutch on June 26, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Rubio said the same when he ran. I wish that he was a man of his word like Cruz. There aren’t many politicians you can count on. I hope that Cruz runs for President. Rubio has already ended his political career.

cajunpatriot on June 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM

hey…

“A self-identified DREAMer is claiming a staffer in Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s Tampa office attempted to get him deported by telling a police officer his immigration status.

Activists with the LGBT advocacy organization GetEqual protested Rubio’s office in Tampa Tuesday, voicing their frustration over his support for enhanced border security and his position on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act…”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/25/dreamer-rubio-staffer-tried-to-get-me-deported/#ixzz2XKMLqHMg

workingclass artist on June 26, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Side issue but pet peeve: Stop calling them “workers”! They are “employees”! “Workers” is a Marxist term.

Shump on June 26, 2013 at 9:15 AM

workingclass artist on June 26, 2013 at 9:08 AM

A federal court has ruled that the DREAM Act, signed into “law” by Obama’s executive order, was unconstitutional.

Since the DREAM amnesty is invalid and illegal, the illegal alien protestor’s presence in the U.S. is still illegal, and Rubio’s staffer had every right to point that out to law enforcement.

AZCoyote on June 26, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Actually Marco, what we asked you to do was to drop dead.

TexasJew on June 26, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Update: Backers not sure if bill creates incentive to hire illegals over Americans

I’ve got news for you, tools: it does. More wages of stupidity and deceit.

Post-Obamacare, anybody who doesn’t know how this inevitably plays isn’t fit to serve in public office.

rrpjr on June 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM

At this point I don’t want any immigration bill to pass. The main thing lacking in Congress is common sense.

Dasher on June 26, 2013 at 10:02 AM

I’ve got a question. If the bill now covers all the bases on the border, why are Gang of Eight members still considering offering Republican senators legislative bribes and kickbacks to win their votes?

to make them feel better about selling out the country and we the people, cuz they got some bacon to take home for the 4th of July holiday. fify.
Imagine that, selling out the country on Independence Day. Just wow.

Kissmygrits on June 26, 2013 at 10:03 AM

They voted to end debate on a bill without knowing for sure if it gives employers a huge incentive to hire illegals over Americans? What?

How many times does it have to be repeated, but it’s such a great liberal line…

You have to pass it to find out what’s in it…

Anyone who voted for this bill, that is their only real defense…such that it is.

So every one who voted for this, that should be a question challenged to them…”Did you have to vote for this to find out what the bill was all about?”

right2bright on June 26, 2013 at 10:22 AM

At this point I don’t want any immigration bill to pass. The main thing lacking in Congress is common sense.

Dasher on June 26, 2013 at 10:02 AM

No, they have common sense…common sense tells them to do whatever they need to do to stay in power.

What they are lacking is a commitment to America…to making sure every bill they pass is to benefit America, and not just themselves…but common sense tells them not to do that, their princely job is much more important.

right2bright on June 26, 2013 at 10:24 AM

“This amendment basically now puts into place virtually everything people have been asking me to do about immigration enforcement since I began talking about this issue,”

No, it doesn’t, because people have been asking you to do these FIRST.

The Schaef on June 26, 2013 at 10:27 AM

As far as Rush & Levin go, I don’t listen to either. Want the real deal? Michael Savage.

Belle on June 26, 2013 at 12:04 AM

I used to listen to Savage on my commute home until they booted him from the time slot. I was bummed at first. They put The Michael Berry Show in his slot whom I had never heard of but I’m glad they did. He’s a riot. He’s smart, very funny and like Savage he shoots from the hip. Plus he’s from Texas and plays great music. If you get a chance give him a listen.

Buttercup on June 26, 2013 at 10:27 AM

I don’t know why anyone thinks Levin is soft on Rubio.

AH_C

Levin recently after the Gang of 8 voted against a border security amendment:

Levin: Every republican member of the Gang of 8 voted against the security amendment. McCain the clown, Graham the clown, Flake the clown, and our friend Rubio.

People think Levin has been soft on Rubio because he has been. Time will tell if it continues.

xblade on June 26, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Rubio: This immigration bill does virtually everything anyone’s asked me to do about border security;

What he was thinking in his head.
It virtually does something, virtually, not actually!

astonerii on June 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM

On Tuesday afternoon, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked five different U.S. Senators about this problem. These five senators, all Democrats, voted to cut off debate Monday night on the revised immigration bill, but none of them knew if the bill would create a financial incentive for some employers to hire amnestied immigrants instead of American citizens.

“We’re trying to solve that right now. I don’t know if that’s been solved,” Senator Max Baucus of Montana (chief author of Obamacare) told THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

Uhhhh….ummmmm….errrr….we’ll fix it after we pass the bill.

olesparkie on June 26, 2013 at 11:07 AM

They don’t want this to pass, they know it won’t pass, it is just a big old club to beat Republicans with in 2014.

Cindy Munford on June 25, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Nope. GOP leadership wants this bill as bad, if not worse, than the Democrats do. And all is going according to plan – don’t for a moment think otherwise. Our perceptions and so our emotions are being manipultated.

Those who have succumbed to cognitive dissonance of: “Politicians are horrible Lying LIARS! But they *promise* they’ll secure the borders this time unlike every other time they promised.. And I believe them…”, are allowing themselves to be pulled down the path by politicians using “Border Security” as the leash.

And now that Rubio has finally mouthed the words “border security” in the most politically effective manner and time, they know that the LoFo’s (low info voters) will back off, smile, and bend over – giving the House plenty of political cover (Look! Over there! “Border Security Squirrel!”) to pass the Gangster’s bill.

That’s the plan and has been all along.

The immutable political law of illegal immigration is that America has a massive illegal immigration problem because our politicians and their cronies (the ruling class) benefit from us having a massive illegal immigration problem.

They benefit from the status quo of mass illegal immigration and they benefit not from solving problems, but from simply *promising* to solve problems…

DrDeano on June 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Someone needs to take that rubio pic and morph it into schumer. Already curiously close.

paul1149 on June 26, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Marco, you are a self-deluding fool and you have sacrificed your political future on the alter of slime like Schumer and Dodd.

ultracon on June 26, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Rubio: This immigration bill does virtually everything anyone’s asked me to do about border security;

Beacause the ONLY people Rubio is listening to are the open borders/proAMNESTY special interest groups.

thatsafactjack on June 26, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Primary that Rubio sucker!!!

So says Palin.

Of course, she didn’t run herself to have saved the country from this Obama 2nd term.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/26/Exclusive-Palin-Tells-Breitbart-News-Rubio-Ayotte-Should-Be-Primaried

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has the most influence among conservative voters in Republican primaries, told Breitbart News on Tuesday that Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) should be primaried for their support of the Senate’s immigration bill.

“Conservatives are getting ready for the 2014 and 2016 primaries. We have long memories, and there will be consequences for those who break campaign promises and vote for this amnesty bill,” Palin told Breitbart News. “Competition makes everyone work harder, be better, and be held accountable. This applies to politics, too. No one is ‘entitled’ to anything.”

She continued, “Rigorous debate in competitive primaries allows candidates the opportunity to explain their flip-flops. So think of contested primaries as a win-win for politicians and their voters.”

Palin responded to Breitbart News’s request for comment about an interview she did earlier on Tuesday with John Gibson on Fox News radio in which she said Rubio and Ayotte “turned their back” on voters and should be primaried to be held accountable. Rubio and Ayotte will be up for reelection in 2016.

“Every politician should be held accountable for breaking their campaign promises,” Palin said during an interview on the “John Gibson Radio Show” on Fox News radio. “They turned their back on the American public, so why should they not be held accountable?”

Palin said Rubio had promised that “border security would come first,” and he would not support “legalization of illegal immigrants” and “amnesty” before border security while running in the Florida Republican Senate primary against Charlie Crist in 2010. She said Ayotte, whom she endorsed, had on her campaign website in 2010 that there were “no excuses” not to secure the border and also said she would not support amnesty.

“I think that they should be challenged. I don’t have a problem with heated debates and contested primaries where they have to answer to constituents regarding their flip-flopping on such a fundamental position as amnesty for illegal immigrants,” she told Gibson. “I don’t have a problem at all with contested primaries. In fact, competition makes us all better and makes us be held accountable and I’d like to see them held accountable and answer as to why it is that they flip-flopped.”

Palin also told Gibson that she had said “nice things” about Rubio before he “reneged on his promise” on the bill because she thought he was “an honest politician.” She remarked, “honest politician” is too often an oxymoron.

“Marco Rubio has blatantly flip-flopped on his position on immigration, on amnesty, and border security,” Palin said to Gibson, before noting the Senate’s Gang of Eight bill he orchestrated would reward law breakers and give President Barack Obama “a victory in his mission to fundamentally transform America economically.”

PappyD61 on June 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Not only a liar but a delusional liar .

Lucano on June 26, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Rubio must be REMOVED from office by any way possible!

el Vaquero on June 26, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Not that it matters to hardliners, but Kessler gave Cruz three Pinochios for this claim…

Cruz is off the mark here. He says there will be a “huge incentive.” But there is literally no incentive — unless Cruz expects companies to routinely break the law when looking for potential hires.

In any case, the pool of companies that could even, by coincidence, possibly take advantage of this quirk is too small to be even worthy of notice.

Cruz should have thought twice before he tweeted.

Update: The IBD rebuttal suggests that by “hire” Cruz was actually really saying “hire full time,” as companies might shift workers to less than 30-hour-work weeks in order to avoid Obamacare fines. IBD appears to be suggesting that companies would retain already-hired RPIs while shifting non-immigrants to part-time work. There are too many assumptions upon assumptions to make this scenario very credible. Moreover, we will note this argument was never made by Cruz’s office.

The key point is that Cruz claims there is a “huge incentive” for employers to in effect violate the law and there is little evidence to suggest that would be the case. Nevertheless, he doubled down on this claim on the Sean Hannity Show on June 24 by offering this interesting scenario: “I would be very curious if the columnist who wrote that who works for The Washington Post which has more employees how he would feel about it if they decided to fire him and hire someone who was here illegally because it was $5,000 more expensive to hire U.S. citizen to write that column.”

Besides, they could offer amendments to clarify this if they are really concerned rather than just stoop to misrepresenting the facts.

Terrye on June 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM

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fred5678 on June 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Must have been lost in the translation. I swear I heard him say secure the border first.

tarpon on June 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

PappyD61 on June 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Pappy, we need Palin to run. She may be our last hope.

fight like a girl on June 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Seems like we have the worst president ever working with the worst congress ever to pass the worst legislation ever.

They have reached rock-bottom and continue to dig.

virgo on June 27, 2013 at 12:45 AM

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