Uh-oh: Marco Rubio’s press secretary expecting ‘setback’ from Obama on border security stipulation

https://twitter.com/AlexConant/status/296075724631195648

Earlier today, as the Senate’s Gang of 8 unveiled its immigration reform proposal, it appeared that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio might be going wobbly on ensuring border enforcement was in place before the gate to the “pathway to citizenship” was thrown wide open. Rubio made the rounds this evening to clarify his stance, assuring Sean Hannity that a lack of specific border security targets in any immigration reform plan was a deal killer.

https://twitter.com/robertcostaNRO/status/296066838507450368

While Rubio was appearing on TV, his press secretary sent out word that President Obama’s speech tomorrow in Las Vegas could well be a setback. Politico is reporting tonight that “Obama does not favor linking legal status to border security, arguing that undocumented immigrants should not be kept in a state of limbo.” That certainly seems likely, as White House Press Secretary Jay Carney earlier today ducked a question about linking border security measures to the issuing of green cards.

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  • http://twitter.com/dabrynge Dominic Bryngelson

    If Obama is not part of the solution…he is part of the problem! A big part of the problem!

    • anjullyn

      Obama isn’t part of the problem…he IS the problem.

    • anjullyn

      Obama isn’t part of the problem…he IS the problem.

  • Rico Mapster

    The Obama regime isn’t enforcing existing immigration law. What makes anyone believe he’ll go along with stricter enforcement, after he gets his amnesty?

  • fivebyfive

    You can’t negotiate with a LIAR

    • anjullyn

      And that’s the real problem. I wouldn’t trust this guy if (as said by Judge Judy) “his tongue came notarized.”

    • anjullyn

      And that’s the real problem. I wouldn’t trust this guy if (as said by Judge Judy) “his tongue came notarized.”

  • nc

    Reagan said, “Trust but verify.” Let’s go straight to the verify.

  • V the K

    Watching the Republican Party commit suicide is less satisfying than I thought it would be.

  • Txgirlinnh

    “undocumented immigrants should not be kept in a state of limbo”- had they stayed in their country or legally immigrated here it wouldn’t be an issue. Sorry you won’t find a lot of sympathy here. We are a nation born of immigrants but what they are proposing is a slap in the face of everyone who came here legally. We do need immigration reform but I believe it should start with making the process easier and quicker.
    Also, if amnesty is granted to illegal immigrants will they be required to pay income tax for the years they have been here already. They use our roads, schools, hospitals, police, etc. and if we didn’t build it, they sure as hell didn’t. I mean come on its all about paying your “fair share” isn’t it?

  • Txgirlinnh

    “undocumented immigrants should not be kept in a state of limbo”- had they stayed in their country or legally immigrated here it wouldn’t be an issue. Sorry you won’t find a lot of sympathy here. We are a nation born of immigrants but what they are proposing is a slap in the face of everyone who came here legally. We do need immigration reform but I believe it should start with making the process easier and quicker.
    Also, if amnesty is granted to illegal immigrants will they be required to pay income tax for the years they have been here already. They use our roads, schools, hospitals, police, etc. and if we didn’t build it, they sure as hell didn’t. I mean come on its all about paying your “fair share” isn’t it?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    We need Rubio to make this case. Otherwise this plan will never get strong border enforcement. The true colors of the Democrat Party needs to be shown.