The Savior May Vote Against His Own Bill

A day after saying there may not be 60 votes for immigration reform in the Senate, Senator Macro Rubio has indicated that he may be among those who will vote against his own immigration reform bill if an amendment that would delay the path to citizenship with lofty border security goals isn’t passed.

“Well, I think if those amendments don’t pass, then I think we’ve got a bill that isn’t going to become law, and I think we’re wasting our time,” Rubio told talker Hugh Hewitt, saying that he wouldn’t vote for the measure. [...]

Under Cornyn’s amendment, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Comptroller General must, among other requirements, certify that the government can monitor and control “every segment of the Southern border” before any immigrants in provisional status can file for lawful permanent residence.

Monitoring and controlling ‘every segment of the border’ is virtually impossible, and to not allow a single immigrant to file for legal status until Congress is convinced it’s secure may mean we’ll be waiting a long time.

The truth is the border is more secure today than it has ever been and this is just an attempt to delay the inevitable as long as possible.


If Rubio won’t even vote for his own bill in the Senate, what are the chances of sensible immigration reform passing the House?

The Republican outreach effort is an insulting joke.

  • Christopher Foxx

    He was for it before he was against it.

    And that’s always gone over well with the voters….

  • muselet

    *sniff sniff*

    Yep, that’s flop sweat.


  • trgahan

    If so many people weren’t needlessly suffering due to a small segment of our population’s greed and/or xenophobic hatred, I’d find the Republican’s attempts at immigration reform hilarious.