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Monday, April 23, 2012

Rubio Wants GOP DREAM Act in Place

. . . in Time for Fall College Semester. Florida's America's Best Choice asks: Is Marco Rubio selling out both conservatives and American legal citizens? Confused - so are we?

By Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino: - Marco Rubio says he wants his version of the DREAM Act in effect by fall, just in time for undocumented students to be able to attend college fall semester.

Rubio, in two separate events in Washington D.C., said his plan is still being hammered out, and important details – such as the minimum and maximum age of those who would qualify – were yet to be determined.

“We’re involving the DREAMers” in the drafting of the measure, he said, using the term that refers to undocumented youth brought to the country by their parents. “We’re involving the kids themselves.”

Asked by a reporter when it will be introduced in the Senate, Rubio said: “When it’s ready. It won’t be next week.” He said he hopes it gets introduced by summer and passed by fall.

“There are a bunch of kids. . .who want to go to school this fall,” Rubio said at an appearance at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.. “I’m also cognizant that this is an election year,” he added, saying it wouldn’t be easy to get bi-partisan support as the parties vie for elective offices.

Indeed, several Democrats in Congress say they will not back a plan that does not offer a path to citizenship. Charles A. González, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said in a press statement: "If the Rubio Plan bars citizenship it would be the first time in modern history that someone has proposed a law that would permanently prohibit citizenship to one segment of American society." . . .

The senator said that critics who dismiss his plan before it is even finalized are just interested in keeping the inability of undocumented youth to attend college "a political wedge issue," and are not really serious about finding a bipartisan solution.

"The general concept is that [students] would receive the equivalent of a non-immigrant visa, it legitimizes you," he said of his alternate DREAM Act proposal. "It doesn't allow you to to become a resident or citizen, however it doesn't prohibit you from applying." . . .

If they want to stay in the United States, they would have to apply like everyone else around the world, he said, and wait their turn, possibly back in their homeland. Rubio's plan also would not call on states to charge in-state tuition rates to undocumented students -- now many of them are charged out-of-state tuition, which can be twice as high -- nor would it give them access to financial aid.

“We want to make sure we don’t do anything that rewards illegal immigration,” he said. . . .

During GOP primary debates, Romney flatly said that as president, he would veto the DREAM Act that has been proposed in Congress. But Rubio said Romney has indicated that he would be open to considering a conservative alternative such as the one the Florida senator is developing.

Shortly after Rubio concluded his meeting with reporters, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and undocumented students – or “DREAMers,” as they’re called -- announced the launch of a voting campaign called “Su Voz, Mi Voto,” or “Their Voice, My Vote.” . . .

Rubio long had said he opposes the DREAM Act, because it would generate chain migration – where immigrants who have a green card or are naturalized citizens can then petition for family members overseas to gain legal permanent residency in the United States. . . . Read more

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Anonymous The ALIPAC Team said...

The fate of Amnesty for illegal aliens will be decided in this year's elections. There will be legislation that US Senator Marco Rubio, a man that gutted 31 of our illegal immigration fighting bills in the Florida legislature, plans to file soon.

Marco Rubio plans to have his 'Republican Version' of the Dream Act Amnesty in place before college students return to school in Fall 2012!

Call Rubio's offices with your own version of our sample messages.

"I'm calling to tell Senator Rubio that I am one of the vast majority of Americans who oppose his illegal alien Dream Act Amnesty plans."


"I'm calling/writing to tell Senator Rubio that I oppose his illegal alien Amnesty plans and that I will work to make sure that his political career is ended. Accurate polls show that Americans oppose Dream Act Amnesty concepts 2 to 1 (Rasmussen Polling Oct 2007) and Senator Rubio has made a big career mistake trying to become the next John McCain and Lindsay Graham with illegal immigration issues. Dream Act Amnesty for illegal aliens will only encourage more illegal aliens and the courts will eventually allow Marco Rubio's illegal aliens voting rights, which will steal political power from millions of innocent Americans. Rubio's Dream Act Amnesty bill will cost many Americans their votes, jobs, taxpayer resources, and very lives. We need immigration enforcement not Amnesty!"

LIGHT UP THOSE PHONE LINES NOW USING THESE NUMBERS! Remember, calls are the most effective tool you have.

Senator Marco Rubio
DC Office
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202-224-3041

Senator Marco Rubio
201 South Orange Avenue
Suite 350
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 254-2573
toll free in Florida 1-866-630-7106


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A. Your state house representative
B. Your state senate representative
C. Your state governor's offices
D. The rest of your state lawmaker delegation.

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Please let us know what you hear from Rubio's employees. Or if you have questions or need help locating contact information for your state lawmakers, please make a post at this activism tracking link....

4/23/12, 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Nelda Gracia said...

Whatever happened to his belief that since his parents came here legally, all immigrants should come here legally? I thought he might be a good candidate for president, not anymore.

4/26/12, 1:51 AM  

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