Potential setback for reform: Obama to oppose security & enforcement triggers Rubio says vital for pathway. politico.com/politico44/201…—
Alex Conant (@AlexConant) January 29, 2013
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.
Spent some time late today w/ Rubio at his office. The man is a machine. Call after call to talk-radio hosts, making his case with vigor.—
Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 29, 2013
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.
It's clear 2 me that Marco Rubio will stand by his requirements that border security & employment enforcement be met. If not, "deal killer".—
Nels (@debitking) January 29, 2013
Obama favors crushing Rubio's "Immigration Reform" bi-partisan compromise. Meaning Obama is the partisan douche.—
de Tocqueville Fan (@DefendoLibertas) January 29, 2013