Little Marco Disses DREAMers
He says he won't support the DREAM Act
One has to dig pretty deep into the right-wing swamp (to use President Donald Trump's favorite word for D.C.) to find people heartless enough to oppose
legal status for DREAMers, individuals who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents when they were minors and have lived here ever since. But Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), a son of immigrants, has decided to wade into the swamp.
He is opposing the DREAM Act that Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill) have dusted off to protect DREAMers from this administration's harsh deportation machinery.
Not even arch-restrictionists are opposed to offering these people legal status—so long as it is done through proper legislative means rather than via executive action as was the case with President Obama's DACA (Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals). Not Rush Limbaugh. Not Newt Gingrich. Not Pat Robertson. The only folks who are opposed are Breitbart and the various organizations associated with FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) whose founder, John Tanton, is the worst combo of zero-population-growth lunacy and racism.
But Sen. Rubio, once the proud author of the Gang of Eight immigration reform bill, has now effectively capitulated to their pressure tactics and declared that he is worried about the "unintended consequences" of the DREAM Act. What are his objections and are they legit?
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