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White House Scrambles After Leaked Immigration Proposal Pronounced DOA

Responding to sharp criticism from Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., over the leaked White House immigration proposal, President Obama’s chief of staff Denis McDonough pushed back this morning on “This Week,”  saying it was up to Congress to produce immigration reform to ensure the president’s proposal would not be sent to Capitol Hill.

“He [Marco Rubio] says its ‘dead on arrival’ if it’s proposed. Well let’s make sure that it doesn’t have to be proposed,” McDonough said in an interview with ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl. “Let’s make sure that that group up there, the ‘Gang of Eight,’ makes the good progress on these efforts as much as they say they want to.”

McDonough said the leaked proposal, reported this weekend by USA Today, reflected an effort to prepare for the immigration reform discussion, but was not a final plan from the White House.

Source: ABC News. Read full article. (link)

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    Ten million computer engineers are sitting on the docks in China waiting to be admitted to the US while Mexican garden workers are swimming the Rio Grande. Illiterate peons vote for Democratic party politicians who provide them with billions in freebies. The nation will smell like chili and beans in a decade if this corruption is not ended.

  • MJGreen||

    The nation will smell like chili and beans in a decade if this corruption is not ended.

    That sounds great!

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    I'm munching on some home made tortilla chips and I sure could use some beans and chili to go along with them.

  • John Galt||

    Listen, the last time we Americans took advantage of a slave class to do work Americans wouldn't do worked out so well it's way past due time we do it again.