Marco Rubio Is A Big Supporter Of Obama’s DACA Amnesty

by William Teach | April 18, 2015 8:19 am

Marco Rubio may be, among others, dynamic, young, a great speaker, and supposedly the “one Republican who can beat Hillary”. He can guarantee that Conservative voters, the people more likely to get out and vote during the primaries, as well as tune in during the Neverending Debates, will run from him with stuff like this

(Breitbart[1]) Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said he believes that President Barack Obama’s first executive amnesty for so-called DREAMers—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—is “important” and he won’t reverse it himself if elected president. He delivered these remarks in a Spanish-language interview he gave to Univision’s Jorge Ramos.

“I believe DACA is important. It can’t be terminated from one moment to the next, because there are already people benefiting from it,” Rubio said in Spanish on Ramos’s television program, according to an English translation[2] provided by the media service Grabien. “But yes, it is going to have to end. It can’t be the permanent policy of the United States, and I don’t think that’s what they’re asking either. I think everyone prefers immigration reform.”

On one hand, he is correct, at least procedurally. Obama has already given these folks executive amnesty. On the other hand, the amnesty is not permanent. It has a time limit on it. Because only Congress can pass laws that make it permanent. But, from a practical and realistic point of view, would we suddenly do away with the DACA and start deportation? No. On the other hand, yammering about how great it is is a Bad Idea, unless one is a Democrat candidate. Most Establishment Republicans keep these beliefs to themselves.

Ramos followed up, according to the translation, by asking: “But then, to clarify, you would put an end to DACA once immigration reform is approved, but what would happen, Senator, if there is no immigration reform; would you cancel DACA anyway?”

Rubio answered that DACA will end only when a legislative substitute with the exact same or similar policy prescriptions—a legislative amnesty for illegal alien minors—is implemented. He also said in Spanish that, if elected president, he believes that America cannot deport illegal aliens here in the country right now, and he expects a legislative solution will be implemented that essentially has all the parts of the massively controversial “Gang of Eight” bill that he would pass piece-by-piece.

This is the Establishment Republican belief, and Rubio is very much and Establishment Guy, who never really abandoned his belief in amnesty. This is not pandering to Latinos, especially since those here legally are typically not in favor of rewarding those here illegally. This is a Belief, and will be a serious impediment to Rubio obtaining the GOP nomination.

Some say Rubio is positioning himself to obtain the VP slot. Perhaps.

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