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Candidate Rubio Called ‘Pathway’ Amnesty In 2010

A flashback from CNS News:

Candidate Marco Rubio in 2010: An ‘Earned Path to Citizenship is Basically Code for Amnesty’

By Terence P. Jeffrey | June 21, 2013

(CNSNews.com) – When former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio was running for the Senate in 2010–as a conservative candidate backed by the Tea Party movement–he insisted that illegal aliens inside the United States would need to go home and that giving illegal aliens "an earned path to citizenship," such as his opponent Gov. Charlie Crist, former President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain had advocated, was nothing more than a "code for amnesty." …

Rubio’s declaration that to allow illegal aliens to stay in the United States and get on a pathway to citizenship was in fact amnesty came in an Oct. 24, 2010 debate hosted by CNN’s Candy Crowley and Adam Smith of the St. Petersburg Times.

"So, your plan is that you’re going to close the borders, get the electronic system, fix the legal system, and then do what?" Crowley asked Rubio in that debate.

"And then you’ll have a legal immigration system that works," said Rubio. "And you’ll have people in this country that are without documents that will be able to return to the, will be able to leave this country, return to their homeland, and try to re-enter through our system that now functions, a system that makes sense." …

[After the moderators asked the other two candidates, Charlie Christ and Kendrick Meek, about amnesty] Candy Crowley gave Rubio another 30 second to respond.

"First of all, earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty. It’s what they call it," said Rubio. "And the reality of it is this: This has to do with the bottom line that America cannot be the only country in the world that does not enforce its immigration laws. It is unfair to the people that have legally entered this country to create an alternative pathway for individuals who entered illegally and knowingly did so."

"If you do that, you will never have a legal immigration system that works," said candidate Rubio. "No one is going to follow the law if there is an easier way to do it."

It’s hard to see where anything Marco Rubio said just three years ago was wrong. Which makes it hard to understand why he seems to have changed his mind so dramatically.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, June 21st, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Candidate Rubio Called ‘Pathway’ Amnesty In 2010”

  1. Noyzmakr

    Rubio’s just a liar. He’ll say whatever people want to hear in order to further his aspirations. It seems he has a tract record of doing so.

    According to the story linked below, when Rubio was Florida Speaker of the House he blocked immigration legislation from coming to the floor on several occasions. He changed his tune when he ran for the senate but once he got elected he reverted back to his pro amnesty stance. Basically, he’s a liar and a fraud.

    http://mobile.wnd.com/2013/06/.....nesty-man/

    • Right of the People

      That’s because he’s a politician. I rank them just below used car salesmen and bare above wife beaters and child molesters.

      Term limits are the only way to stop these leaches. 1 term for the Senate, two for the house and one for President. Government supplied apartments for them to live in while in DC about 800 square feet should do and fleet of Chevy Malibus or Ford Fusions for them to drive while they’re in town. Coach airfare to get there and a limit on the time they have to propose legislation. Three aides for the House and four for the Senate and the Rep or Senator has to write his own bills.

      Of course the only way you could get changes like this would be a revolution and rewriting of most of our laws so this will never happen.

    • Noyzmakr

      Where do I get in line?

    • Write their own bills? Bwaaaa ha ha ha…. They don’t even READ their own bills. No bill would be longer than whatever you could fit into a 15 second soundbyte. Hey, wait a minute… maybe you’re onto something there after all.

      Don’t kill anybody.
      Don’t steal from anybody.
      Don’t enter the country illegally.
      Don’t lie about your income.
      Pay a flat tax.

      Hmmm easier done than said. And the greenies can be happy that we’re saving BILLIONS on paper.


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