Marco Rubio is delaying his own DREAM Act proposal after Obama bypassed Congress last Friday to halt deportations of young illegal immigrants. It has, in effect, derailed his own effort, which is similar — unfortunately — to the President’s plan.
“People are going to say to me, ‘Why are we going to need to do anything on this now. It has been dealt with. We can wait until after the election,’” Rubio asserted Monday during an interview. “And it is going to be hard to argue against that.”…
This was an inevitable decision, and, simply put, politically smart. Even though we hate to see “politically smart” maneuvers from Tea Party candidates like Rubio, whom I really admire. Now his amnesty program, not so much.
Obama’s executive decision, the Florida Senator affirmed, “sets back our efforts to arrive at a balanced and responsible approach to this issue. It poisons the well. It leads to mistrust. It makes it harder to come up with a long-term solution.”
I hate to rail against Rubio, but there is no balance or responsibility in granting amnesty to illegals, even if they are under a certain age. There’s no “gray area.” I feel for these young individuals, really, but DREAM Act-type legislation only encourages illegal immigration, which in turn, escalates crime along the border and results in fewer jobs for Americans.
We should be rewarding those that go through the legal immigration process. Of course, what baffles me is why so many of those Hispanics who have gone through the legal process for citizenship support such a program.