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Rubio Isn’t Backing Down On Support For Amnesty

Just in case you thought Marco Rubio’s conflicting statements about his support for “comprehensive immigration reform,” signaled a change in his position on amnesty for illegal aliens, Rubio’s performance on NBC’s “Meet the Press" this past Sunday settled that question once and for all. 

He’s still for amnesty. 

Rubio Meet the PressRubio’s “somewhat fluid position on immigration,” as Politico’s Isaac Arnsdorf put it ever so politely, has been a target for his opponents because he was part of the Gang of Eight lawmakers who worked on the 2013 comprehensive immigration reform bill, which included a path to citizenship – AKA amnesty for illegal aliens. 

But Rubio made it clear on Sunday that, yup, he’s still for amnesty: “If you’re a criminal alien, no, you can’t stay. If you’re someone that hasn’t been here for a very long time, you can’t stay,” he said. “I don’t think you’re gonna round up and deport 12 million people.” 

What Rubio and other supporters of amnesty would like you to forget is that every illegal alien is already a criminal – there’s not one alien who crossed the border illegally, overstayed their visa or made a specious claim of asylum who is not a criminal. 

Nor is there any illegal alien who hasn’t already had a substantial negative impact on our society. 

As Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas have pointed-out regularly American wages have been stagnating for almost two decades – precisely the same period of time that illegal immigration has grown to crisis proportions. 

In a truly outstanding piece on illegal immigration for Conservative Review Daniel Horowitz wrote “What is completely lost throughout this entire debate are the needs and demands of the forgotten men – the American taxpayer and worker who must bear the brunt of appalling crime, schools overrun with illegal aliens who can’t speak English, hospitals flooded with the massive unfunded liability of caring for their primary care needs, and with the gargantuan wealth transfer in the form of welfare and refundable tax credits. “ 

We at have written extensively on the economic, political and national security effects of the de facto open borders policies of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. 

This is not just some conservative fantasy: the respected non-partisan Congressional Research Service recently released a study showing “Wages Declined As Immigration Surged” and what the study shows is wages and share of income for the bottom 90 percent of American wage-earners declined over the past 40 years, as the foreign-born population increased dramatically. 

And the increase in the foreign-born population has been dramatic: SINCE 1970 THE FOREIGN-BORN POPULATION HAS INCREASED 324.5 PERCENT, AND AMERICAN INCOMES HAVE DECLINED

The CRS study shows wages for the bottom 90 percent of earners decreased by 8 percent and their share of income by 16 percent. 

What’s more, Census research shows immigrants will account for 82 per cent of US population growth by 2060. Imagine how American wages would rise if that number were reduced. Imagine how school taxes and local welfare expenses could be reduced if that number were cut back. The current rate of immigration, both legal and illegal, has a vast, and largely negative, effect on this country right down to the size of the class in your neighborhood elementary school. 

And what has happened to American wage earners over the past 40 years is about to accelerate if Big Business proponents of open borders get their way and Congress passes a bill like Marco Rubio’s Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill and President Marco Rubio happily signs it.

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