Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, told Mark Levin tonight that the problem with Rubio’s immigration plan is that everyone gets a legal status, which is a level of amnesty, on day one before anything is done to the border. And for most illegals that’s fine. They don’t necessarily need to go further up the chain toward citizenship. And no one is going to take away that legal status once it’s given to them.
I’ve said before that I really don’t believe that Rubio ever intended to make a deal with the Democrats or Obama on immigration, because neither can be trusted and Rubio knows that. But by at least working with Democrats on an immigration plan, especially in the limelight, there’s no way that they can really beat him over the head with it when he runs in 2016.
I really just think he’s trying to be smart and take issues away from the Democrats to help protect him in 2016 from their attacks.
But hey, I could be wrong. The moment Rubio actually says ‘aye’ to a bill with the Democrats and Obama on immigration is the moment when he loses my support. But I really don’t think that’s going to happen. In fact I’m almost sure this is immunization for 2016, especially given he is from Cuba.
Also, remember Rand Paul also wants an ‘eventual path to citizenship‘ for illegals.