The Open Borders GOP Strikes Again
The motto of the GOP should be:
"Fuck American Citizen Workers"
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is predicting that the new immigration plan backed by President Trump will be short-lived and that the sweeping proposal won’t pass the Senate.
“That bill’s not going to pass,” Rubio told CBS4 on Sunday. “I think the White House knows you don’t have 60 votes for that in the Senate.”
The RAISE Act, unveiled last week by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., would slash green cards given to family members of U.S. citizens, reducing the overall number of legal immigrants accepted into the U.S. The bill also revamps how work-based green cards are doled out to a points-based system based on skills such as fluency in English and education level.
Rubio said that he supports a merit-based immigration system, referencing his role in the 2013 “Gang of Eight” comprehensive immigration bill that became a flashpoint in last year’s GOP primary. But Rubio said he refused to back an arbitrary limit to the number of green cards.
“I don’t want to limit legal immigration,” Rubio said. “I certainly want to change the way we conduct it because we are in an economic competition for talent. … I think the number [of green cards issued] should be driven by demand, by the economic demand.”
The RAISE Act has already faced backlash from Republicans and Democrats, including two of Rubio’s fellow “Gang of Eight” members: Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
“If this proposal were to become law, it would be devastating to [South Carolina’s] economy which relies on this immigrant workforce,” Graham said in a statement, noting that he still supports a merit-based immigration system.
Flake echoed Graham’s sentiment, saying in a statement, “We need to make sure we are responsive to the needs of our economy and I’m concerned that drastic cuts to the number of immigrants fails to meet that goal.”Read More . . . .
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