Back in the good old days of 2010, when candidate Marco Rubio was trying to persuade the voters of Florida that he was not in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens, he said this in a debate. Fortunately, the debate was recorded.
“First of all, earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty. It’s what they call it. And the reality of it is this: This has to do with the bottom line that America cannot be the only country in the world that does not enforce its immigration laws. It is unfair to the people that have legally entered this country to create an alternative pathway for individuals who entered illegally and knowingly did so.”
“If you do that, you will never have a legal immigration system that works. No one is going to follow the law if there is an easier way to do it.”
That was then, but this is now. Senator Rubio wants his colleagues to vote for the Senate’s bill to legalize illegal aliens through an earned path to citizenship.
The Senate today is expected to vote for this 1,187-page bill before reading it. This is typical. California State Senator Bill Richardson wrote a book on this in the late 1970s. It had the title: What Makes You Think We Read the Bills?
I have already published Stan Evans’ analysis of the bill. The bill is worse than most critics have said.
Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the man who put the knee-jerk into knee-jerk liberal, has said that if the House of Representatives does not pass the Senate’s version of the bill, a million people will take to the streets. I hope we get an opportunity to see this. He was basically daring the House Republicans to kill this bill.
I fail to understand what the benefits are for the Republicans in the House of Representatives to see to it that their districts are filled with extra voters for the Democratic Party. I also fail to see why anybody should take Chuck Schumer seriously. I mean anybody.
If the speaker of the house wants to promote a gigantic political victory for the Obama administration, he will see to it that Republicans fall into line, and get behind Senator Rubio and Senator Schumer. Somehow, I do not think this is likely.