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Exclusive Interview: Rubio Calls Immigration Proposal a "Starting Point"

No-Way-Jose Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 11:33 AM
The starting point and ending point should be no amnesty. Never and under no conditions.
Henry VIII Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 11:40 AM
As much as I understand your perspective, it is impractical and even impossible to deport 12 million just won't happen. Now, we can secure those borders, force illegal who obeying the law to pay fines, and get in line, and deport those with a criminal record.
No-Way-Jose Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 11:47 AM
Where did I say we should immediately deport 12 million people. The answer is attrition through enforcement -- it would work but it has never been tried.

And even if the reality is that we aren't going to get rid of many of these illegals why do we have to whitewash their crimes by giving them legal status? Let them live their lives with the indignity that they so richly deserve.
Tim341 Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 1:19 PM
Mexico was able to deport them here, why don't you want to deport them back? Do you employ them?
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 2:33 PM
Agree. I am insulted myself because I am the daughter of a legal immigrant, my mother came over as a child with my grandparents and siblings. My grandfather did not get an easy pass, he had conditions he needed to meet before he ever boarded the ship, plus due to W W 1 he was drafted into the British Army. Then it took ten years for them to get here and reunite with my eldest Aunt who had been sent over prior to the war to granpa's cousin til they could get there...War intervened so she
grew up from age 10 to age 20. It took them 8 more years to become naturalized citizens. So why should these law breakers get a pass? Why should mulsims get a pass and get all the welfare benefits like the Illegals, breaking out system when...
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 2:34 PM
my grandfather had to jump through bureaucratic hoops proving he had a job here, a place to live and a sponsor so he wouldn't be on the dole.

In an exclusive interview with Townhall, Sen. Marco Rubio repeatedly emphasizes that the "Gang of Eight" framework on comprehensive immigration reform is not a "take it or leave it" proposition.  He strongly encourages fellow conservatives to help improve and strengthen the bill as the legislative process advances.  Below is the audio and transcript of the full exchange, which will air on my radio program this weekend.  Rubio addresses various provisions within the legislation, as well as some conservatives' objections -- general and specific -- to the framework: