Republican Florida senatorial candidate Marco Rubio slams Reagan’s immigration policy

Discussion in 'Politics' started by .........., Jul 1, 2010.


    Florida senatorial candidate Marco Rubio slams Ronald Reagan’s immigration policy.

    The Palm Beach Post reports that former Florida House Speaker and Republican senatorial candidate Marco Rubio took issue with President Ronald Reagan’s immigration platform at a Martin County Republican Womens Federated meeting today. The Post reports that Rubio “delivered a six-minute discourse on immigration policy” in which he slammed Reagan’s support of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), which put undocumented immigrants on a path to legalization and made it illegal to knowingly hire unauthorized workers:

    "In 1986 Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to 3 million people. You know what happened, in addition to becoming 11 million a decade later? There were people trying to enter the country legally, who had done the paperwork, who were here legally, who were going through the process, who claimed, all of a sudden, ‘No, no no no , I’m illegal.’ Because it was easier to do the amnesty program than it was to do the legal process. "

    "Only after you deal with illegal immigration in a serious way — seal the border and the visa problem — can you then create a legal immigration system that works."

    Rubio later conceded that “he [Reagan] did it for the right reasons, but I think it ended up working the wrong way.” Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, is staunchly opposed to any effort to fix the immigration status of undocumented immigrants and proposes solving the problem “dramatically by attrition.” The Miami New Times points out that he was 15 years-old when IRCA was signed into law.
  2. Looks like Rubio didn't get the Republican memo that under no circumstance do you criticize Republican god Ronald Reagan.

    Although unemployment got to 10.8 % under Regan,his approval ratings hit a low of 35 %,he added more to the national debt then any other President at the time as well as the biggest deficits ever at the time as well as granted amnesty to illegals...As a Republican You just dont criticize Republican god Reagan
  3. Reagan made his share of mistakes, but he had to make deals with a corrupt democrat congress. Still, Reagan saved this country. He gave us an additional 30 years to try and get it right. Unfortunately, we blew it and we are right back where we started with Jimmy Carter II in the White House. Actually, we are worse off because at least Carter had some executive and military experience. We are stuck with an empty suit with zero experience and a commitment to a radical socialist agenda.

    We desperately need another Reagan to emerge and get this country back on track. People are demoralized because they don't see any obvious candidate, but they forget that Reagan was widely regarded in the mainstream media almost exactly as Sara Palin is today.
  4. yawn BFD.