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    Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

    Hypothetically, if Marco Rubio were not an American citizen and could not provide food for his family, he says he would cross the border illegally to come to the United States.

    While discussing immigration policy in his new memoir, An American Son, Rubio called for "common decency" in dealing with undocumented immigrants and said that if put in a similar position as those who are fleeing destitution, he would break the law, too.
    Ya' know, I like this guy. His honesty is refreshing. And I'll tell you something else. If Rubio were running at the top of the GOP ticket instead of Romney, I would give him a serious look. And he is right about common decency in dealing with immigrants. There is far too little of that right now, and we need more "Rubio" in America's political dialogue.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

    I respect his honesty in anwering the question. It is a rare trait.
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    Re: Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

    The thing is, he wouldn't have to. There is a perfectly legal way to come to America, and even become a citizen if so desired.

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    Re: Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

    Common decency is great, but we cannot neglect the well being and safety of natural born citizens and legal immigrants for the sake of common decency towards illegals. There are plenty of illegal immigrants who commit no other crime while living within our borders and I'm happy to provide some sort of transitive program that will grant them eventual citizenship. But that program should not allow illegal immigrant naturalization to take priority over the naturalization of those waiting in line or going through legal channels. That program should also not exist without a comprehensive, effective means of managing the flow of illegal immigrants into the country. Nor should it exist without serious talks and expectations placed at the feet of leaders whose countries provide so few opportunities for their citizens that those citizens feel it best to illegally enter the U.S. in order to prosper.
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    Re: Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Ya' know, I like this guy. His honesty is refreshing. And I'll tell you something else. If Rubio were running at the top of the GOP ticket instead of Romney, I would give him a serious look. And he is right about common decency in dealing with immigrants. There is far too little of that right now, and we need more "Rubio" in America's political dialogue.

    Article is here.
    Its a shame that a lot of these politicians seem hellbent on trying to pass another failed amnesty.
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    Re: Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

    Common decency doesn't pay the bills. We are spending more than we take in, so even if people are contributing they are not contributing enough.

    Its not like we are getting more rich people to pay for it.
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    Re: Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

    why not come illegally? Its cheaper and quicker to get in. The feds are over tasked and can't manage the borders. The feds fight states that want to address the issue. In the end it seems you could end up with the same benefits. In the end, many of our politicians just give in.

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    Re: Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

    Wow. I'll have to remember that if this guy ever runs for a National Office. Comments like that are an immediate disqualifying factor for my support.

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    Re: Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Ya' know, I like this guy. His honesty is refreshing. And I'll tell you something else. If Rubio were running at the top of the GOP ticket instead of Romney, I would give him a serious look. And he is right about common decency in dealing with immigrants. There is far too little of that right now, and we need more "Rubio" in America's political dialogue.

    Article is here.
    That being said, what does Marco Rubio say about an employer that would BREAK THE LAW to hire an illegal alien, paying them less than the "customary" and prevailing wages, offering them NO other benefits and being quite assured that no complaints could be made about the working conditions? It is STILL a very good deal when compared to what the illegal alien left, yet not nearly the good deal that it COULD be, without the ILLEGAL alien's VOLUNTARY presense.

    That same job would still be there, but would be filled ONLY if the pay and benefits OFFERED were attractive enough to get a citizen or LEGAL guest worker to take that job. A LEGAL guest worker CAN insist on decent pay and safe/sanitary working conditions, BEFORE relocating their family. Why should Marco Rubio get "first dibs" on a U.S. job because he (and his familiy) cuts the line? How is that fair to OUR citizens OR to his fellow countrymen who sign up for LEGAL work in the U.S.?

    The law of the jungle is not "fair" as it always favors might over right. The fact that people live in very corrupt counties under poor conditions does NOT necessarily make them "head of line" candidates for U.S. immigration policy; it would be interesting to hear his "justification" for getting/giving an immigration advantage to those that simply ignore immigration law; are we to assume that these same ILLEGAL folks will not ignore many other U.S. laws as well, if it is simply deemed in their best self interest to do so?.
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    Re: Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Ya' know, I like this guy. His honesty is refreshing. And I'll tell you something else. If Rubio were running at the top of the GOP ticket instead of Romney, I would give him a serious look. And he is right about common decency in dealing with immigrants. There is far too little of that right now, and we need more "Rubio" in America's political dialogue.

    Article is here.
    The problem is with illegal immigrants, not legal ones. I understand how he feels about the issue, and I can't say that I would feel different, if I were a Mexican, but immigration laws need to be enforced, otherwise illegal immigration will continue to grow as a problem.
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