Rubio Works To Stop Illegals From Getting Federal Benefits…Wait, What?

How many times have you heard Marco Rubio’s commercial where he proclaims “And then they don’t qualify for any federal benefits. This is an important point. No federal benefits, no food stamps, no welfare, no Obamacare”? And said this in interviews. And written it. But, now he’s trying to get it in place? Because there are tons of loopholes

(Washington Examiner) Sen. Marco Rubio is preparing to offer an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill he helped negotiate to strengthen provisions that would prevent former illegal immigrants from receiving federal benefits.

The Florida Republican is collaborating on this proposal with Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee. Details of the amendment were not yet available. But Rubio said the measure would be designed to strengthen the principles of comprehensive reform legislation the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” authored, which included prohibiting millions of newly legalized immigrant residents from obtaining federal assistance — such as Obamacare subsidies — and burdening U.S. taxpayers.

Why would he be working to strengthen these provisions? He told us that the Shamnesty II legislation already restricts the immediately legalized illegals from obtaining federal benefits during the whole 13 year process. If they were in the bill, why toughen them? Probably because the Gang of Ocho bill doesn’t restrict at all. In fact, the Senate voted down a proposal to restrict illegals from receiving Obamacare benefits back in March. Heck, when it comes to illegals in some states, such as California, illegals are already receiving massive amounts of federal benefits: will Rubio take those away? Will the states? As the Save America Foundation points out

Once illegals gain provisional legal status, which is immediately, they’ll qualify for in-state tuition rates at public colleges, a subsidy funded by taxpayers (Sec. 2245D(d)). And even worse for fiscal conservatives, virtually all funding is classified “emergency” under the Statutory ‘Pay As You Go Act’ of 2010. Government Spending on food stamps, Head Start, welfare, housing subsidies, Social Security, Medicaid, unemployment insurance and other benefits will expand, unlimited.

Everything he’s said about this scheme is a fraud.

Earlier this week, Rubio proposed an amendment to the Senate immigration bill to beef up a provision that requires former illegal immigrants to demonstrate English proficiency as a condition of advancing to permanent residency, and eventually, citizenship.

There again, his commercials told us they’d have to speak English. Perhaps he meant simply the phrase “Speak Spanish?” In fact, the original legislation required illegals to either demonstrate proficiency in English or show that they are enrolled in a class. The amendment would do away with the second part. But they wouldn’t have to demonstrate English for 10 years, when they are able to get their green card. Democrats and illegal shills think that this would be a “roadblock”.

Everything about this legislation is a lie, and every Republican supporting it should be primaried. Of course, that won’t matter, since once the illegals start being legalized, you can kiss the Republican party goodbye, essentially creating a one party system in the United States.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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