Marco Rubio's chief of staff promises 'the toughest enforcement and border security law in American history'

Cesar Conda, Sen. Marco Rubio’s chief of staff, is pretending that the Gang of Eight’s amnesty plan will take a tough-as-nails approach to immigration enforcement and border security.

No, they stay here illegally until the next amnesty comes along.

Over at the Daily Caller, Mickey Kaus has been calling B.S. on this for quite some time. From his latest post, published earlier this morning:

Fig leaves wilting! It looks like the requirement that the Border Patrol catch 90% of illegal crossers–reported by the WSJ and touted by both Marco Rubio’s chief of staff and  my colleague Matt Lewis as an example of the “ tough border enforcement measures” in the Gang of 8 immigration amnesty bill–has turned out to be evanescent, like so many of the other promises  amnesty boosters have pitched to conservatives.

See also, Mark Krikorian, “Lies, Damn Lies, and Enforcement Promises.”

In other words, the so-called “enforcement triggers” are a big, fat sham.

Don’t believe a word of it.


Senate Budget Committee Republican staff on Thursday released a description of what they claim is a “major flaw” in the immigration reform plan being pushed by the bipartisan “Gang of Eight”–a loophole that will end up being a multi-trillion dollar entitlement spending increase, with the burden falling on American taxpayers.

“According to what has been publicly reported about the Gang of Eight’s forthcoming immigration bill, there appears to be a major flaw that could allow millions of illegal immigrants to access federal welfare benefits and poverty programs,” the GOP Budget Committee staff wrote in a statement to media.

That’s what they said in 1986.


Not many people are falling for it.

  • Tangchung

    Stop linking Border Security with shamnesty.

    Secure the F’ing border NOW!

    • Jesse Malkin

      Bingo. there is no reason for the two to be linked. if the DC politicians were serious about securing the border, they could do that separate and apart from amnesty.

      • 1972patriot

        Yet pols act so surprised that the masses do not trust them. Never do they pass simple legislation, they always tack on special interest and pork legislation to reward their donors. Use the Hurricane Sandy bill as an example of such contortion.

    • Tangchung

      Oh nice, Shawn hit a triple on twitchy!
      (That’s me)

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Yes, a law!

    How about a tall double fence with patrols?

    Then, we’ll see.

    How many times do you suppose Obama’s drunk driving Uncle Omar and and public housing living Aunt Zeituni have voted?
    Wonder if they’re Democrats.

  • CatHerder

    The spin doctor is [IN]

  • Erick Brockway

    I think Marco Rubio still believes you can take a man at his word. He apparently hasn’t learned yet that doesn’t apply to Democrats in public office.

    • hrh40


      Rubio is a Bush client.

      Made, bought, and sold by Jeb Bush.

      See him follow ALL of Jeb’s positions.

  • jon0815

    Any “comprehensive” immigration bill that Chuck Schumer will vote for is a bad bill.

    I regret sending money to Rubio during the primary. if he’d been honest about his position on amnesty, I wouldn’t have.

  • Lady 12

    Rubio, you were doing so well! Get off the Shamnesty train bandwagon!

    • hrh40

      He was “doing so well” at the Bush’s request, of appearing to be tea party when he’s really a Bush agent/client promoting their agenda.

  • BoscoBolt

    Rubio is a power-drunk opportunist, with a DREAM of living in OUR White House – his AMNESTY plan will create 20 million new democrat voters, overnight, prevent obamacare from ever being repealed, and completely destroy what’s left of the Republican Party and America.


    Sorry we dont believe anything out of Rubio’s mouth. He is just like McCain a traitor.

  • pete4palin

    Rubio is a disappointment to me. He wants to be a part of the establishment… not a true conservative.

    • Mellow Melon

      or maybe the dude just wants a shot at fulfilling his ambitions. Heck, y’all, it’s like you don’t even remember that Reagan himself was part of the establishment by those standards. He raised taxes in Cali. He raised taxes as prez. He did pass amnesty. And he also passed one of Cali’s most relaxed abortion laws at the time. Yes, he did regret those last two later. BUT HE DID IT – and none of those things eroded his amazing economic and foreign policy instincts nor his excellent leadership and communication skills. Can we please stop playing this stupid purity game and realize that it’s better to have a politician in the big house that either agrees with us 80% of the time or will possibly listen to us, unlike a radical ideologue such as Obama?