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Rubio's Lifeline

Skptk Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 7:59 AM
Oh! So many points to dispute! 1.)...would have to agree to serve in the military or attend at least two years of college". The military service provision is pure misdirection. A path to citizenship already exists for immigrants who serve in the military. Inserting this into various "Dream Acts" is intended to dilute antipathy to the idea of giving illegal immigrants a "free" college education, and then rewarding them with citizenship, besides. 2.) "... is simply not a core voting issue". Perhaps you have forgotten what led John McCain to change his position on this issue? 3.) "...the extremist population-control advocates that founded and still dominate the anti-immigration movement." Guilt by association, and misdirected, at that. Cesar

Marco Rubio has thrown the GOP a lifeline; let's see whether his fellow party members are willing to grab it. The freshman U.S. senator from Florida has been a hard-line foe to illegal immigrants, both in his home state and since his election to Congress, but now he is considering drafting a new "DREAM Act," which would offer legal status to illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

Similar efforts have failed in recent years, almost entirely because of Republican opposition. But according to the polls, most Americans favor such a measure. And passing it would be...