Immigration Newsletter

Friday, April 20, 2012

Marco Rubio Urges Republicans to Accept Compromise on Dream Act - NYTimes.com

Marco Rubio Urges Republicans to Accept Compromise on Dream Act - NYTimes.com


WASHINGTON — With Republicans increasingly concerned about losing Hispanic voters this November, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida on Thursday pressed his party to embrace a compromise measure allowing young illegal immigrants a pathway to legal status...
(later in the same article)
Many Republicans are likely to stand in Mr. Rubio’s way. Representative Steve King of Iowa, one of the party’s strongest voices against illegal immigration, said Congress must first “re-establish the rule of law” with illegal immigrants before offering any of them legal status. Mr. Rubio’s proposal would simply do the Democrats’ political bidding, Mr. King said.
Democrats “see people in this country illegally as undocumented Democrats,” Mr. King said Thursday. “Do Republicans engage in that?”
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That is what is known as a self-fulfilling prophesy. Republicans also see undocumented immigrants as potential Democrats...which is, in part, why they hate on them so much. That legislative attitude and record then leads to immigrants who do become citizens voting how?