Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Marco Rubio and Immigration

With no sense of irony Marco Rubio has come out against the President's executive order on immigration.  This is of no surprise coming from the darling of the tea party, but let's look at the facts.  Marco is a Cuban and like it or not Cuban immigration is different from everyone else.  If you get here you're in whereas anyone else can be deported if caught.  I'll give Marco the benefit of the doubt when he says that his parents immigrated legally either before or after Castro took power depending on who he is talking to, but he should produce any documentation to this fact.  If he cannot come up with the documentation it is a fact that Cubans who were here in 1959 were granted residency (amnesty?).  So, if he were a Mexican he would be an anchor baby.  As far as I am concerned the Cubans should have to go through the same process as everyone else and all of the Cubans that washed up on the shore over the years should be sent back.  This country cannot and should not have a policy based on the country of origin.  I have no problem with immigration unlike Mr. Rubio (we got ours too bad for the rest of you), but we clearly need to make more attainable.  Most of the illegals are working, clearly we need these people to do jobs that we don't want to pay Americans to do.  The Republicans instead of offering real policy trot out Marco Rubio because he is Hispanic and opposed to all immigration as the expert (with special circumstance)

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