Little Marco: Immigration Reform Is Doable

I don’t like the sound of this:

“Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that he thinks it’s “going to be difficult” but that it “is possible” to make progress on immigration reform under President Donald Trump. …

Rubio, speaking to Fox, endorsed Trump’s points on law enforcement and making the immigration system more merit-based. After movements on those two fronts, Rubio suggested, “then you can do something very reasonable with the people who have been here a long time who are not gang bangers, who are not criminals, who are not a threat to public safety.” …”

Why not just call it the Rubio amnesty? That’s what it is.

They haven’t really done shit on immigration. The Muslim ban was struck down by the courts. The Wall has been ordered, but hasn’t been built. Not the first time either. They’ve stopped talking about overturning Obama’s DREAM Act amnesty. Aside from deporting a few hundred illegal aliens, nothing has changed. It was Obama’s policy to deport illegal aliens while leaving other ones alone.

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  1. Rubio is just echoing the rumors that hit the press just before Trump’s SOTU speech. Until Trump verifies such intentions by word or deed, I’ll continue to regard them as rumors.

    • I agree, Solidus. Let us remain calm and faithful.

      Nothing is lost, thereby, only things gained.



    Address to Congress, February 28, 2017

    Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our nation’s path towards civil rights and the work that still remains to be done.

    Recent threats targeting Jewish community centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all of its very ugly forms.

    Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present. That torch is now in our hands. And we will use it to light up the world. I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart. A new chapter of American Greatness is now beginning. A new national pride is sweeping across our nation. And a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp.

    What we are witnessing today is the renewal of the American spirit. Our allies will find that America is once again ready to lead.


    We have placed a hiring freeze on non-military…federal workers.


    With the help of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, we have formed a council with our neighbors in Canada to help ensure that women entrepreneurs have access to the networks, markets and capital they need to start a business and live out their financial dreams.


    I directed the Department of Defense to develop a plan to demolish and destroy ISIS — a network of lawless savages that have slaughtered Muslims and Christians, and men, and women, and children of all faiths and all beliefs. We will work with our allies, including our friends and allies in the Muslim world, to extinguish this vile enemy from our planet.

    I have also imposed new sanctions on entities and individuals who support Iran’s ballistic missile program, and reaffirmed our unbreakable alliance with the State of Israel.


    Protecting our workers also means reforming our system of legal immigration. The current, outdated system depresses wages for our poorest workers, and puts great pressure on taxpayers. Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others, have a merit-based immigration system. […] Adopting a merit-based system […] will save countless dollars, raise workers’ wages, and help struggling families — including immigrant families — enter the middle class. And they will do it quickly, and they will be very, very happy, indeed.


    My administration wants to work with members of both parties to make childcare accessible and affordable, to help ensure new parents that they have paid family leave, to invest in women’s health, and to promote clean air and clean water, and to rebuild our military.


    I am calling upon members of both parties to pass an education bill that funds school choice for disadvantaged youth, including millions of African American and Latino children.

    Joining us tonight in the gallery is a remarkable woman, Denisha Merriweather. As a young girl, Denisha struggled in school and failed third grade twice. But then she was able to enroll in a private center for learning — a great learning center — with the help of a tax credit and a scholarship program.

    Today, she is the first in her family to graduate, not just from high school, but from college. Later this year she will get her master’s degree in social work. We want all children to be able to break the cycle of poverty just like Denisha.


    Jamiel Shaw, Jr. was an incredible young man, with unlimited potential who was getting ready to go to college where he would have excelled as a great college quarterback. But he never got the chance. His father, who is in the audience tonight, has become a very good friend of mine. Jamiel, thank you. Thank you.


    To keep America safe, we must provide the men and women of the United States military with the tools they need to prevent war — if they must — they have to fight and they only have to win.

    I am sending Congress a budget that rebuilds the military, eliminates the defence sequester and calls for one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history. My budget will also increase funding for our veterans.


    We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens, the widow of a U.S. Navy Special Operator, Senior Chief William “Ryan” Owens. Ryan died as he lived: a warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation. (Applause.) I just spoke to our great General Mattis, just now, who reconfirmed that — and I quote — “Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies.” Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity. Thank you. And Ryan is looking down, right now — you know that. […] As the Bible teaches us, “There is no greater act of love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and for our freedom. And we will never forget Ryan.


    It is American leadership based on vital security interests that we share with our allies all across the globe.

    We strongly support NATO, an alliance forged through the bonds of two world wars that dethroned fascism, and a Cold War, and defeated communism.

    But our partners must meet their financial obligations. And now, based on our very strong and frank discussions, they are beginning to do just that. In fact, I can tell you, the money is pouring in. Very nice.


  3. “After movements on those two fronts, Rubio suggested, “then you can do something very reasonable with the people who have been here a long time who are not gang bangers, who are not criminals, who are not a threat to public safety.” …””

    Yes, we can very reasonably send them back to their own countries.

  4. I’m sorry to see what may be signs of the dissolution of Trump’s main plank, but, I think it’s premature to judge.

    I think, in such situations, it’s best to be faithful, and trust.

    We supported him, and we must continue to support him, even if this would be a bitter disappointment.

    Yet, again, it’s premature to judge.

  5. I was visiting PakiBritistan last year and was struck dumb by how impure the population now is.
    If u view Great Britain from space, you’ll notice that its littered with towns that almost bump into each other. Nowhere are you more than about ten miles from a town if any size. Its a tiny, overrun country, yet despite this, their government is letting in inferiors who they not only don’t have room for, but are not compatible with their culture or way of life. There are filthy mosques being planted on their Celtic and Anglo land at an alarming rate- I wouldn’t be surprised if their castles one day become mosques!
    Incompatibles arrive, then breed then demand changes to suit themselves and if you’re opposed…you’re a ‘racist’ who hates progress and ‘enrichment’.
    They will quickly Islamize Britain and implement Sharia law. Chopped off hands anyone? How about a severed head?
    These people change countries, then they try to change the country. It really gives me the shits. Its like the leaders of these European nations have learned nothing from the strife in Africa and the Middle East and are allowing it to come to their doorstep. Muslims don’t come to the West to escape Islam…they bring it with them.
    These mistakes are being repeated in every Western nation by useless, gutless elites who are not foreseeing the long term problems of pushing together peoples with nothing in common with each other. They largely answer to the U.N.- whom none of us voted for.
    Its time for robust discussion on what the repugnant, stiff suits up high are doing to us.

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