http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/...-moves-may-bode-well-200328953--politics.html White House: Rubio immigration moves may âbode wellâ for action The White House praised Republican Sen. Marco Rubioâs proposals for an overhaul of immigration policy and said they âbode wellâ for bipartisan action early in President Barack Obamaâs second term. Obama âexpects to move very quickly on immigration after the inauguration,â press secretary Jay Carney told reporters. The president is expected to lay out some principles on the issue in his Feb. 12 State of the Union speech. âThe reports about Sen. Rubioâs ideas bode well for a productive bipartisan debate,â Carney said. âWe hope that it signals a change in the Republican approach to this issue, because if we are going to get this done itâs going to take more than just a handful of Republicans working across the aisle.â The press secretary had been asked about proposals from Rubioâwhose name sits near the top of the 2016 field of Republican presidential contendersâto undertake sweeping changes in the way America handles immigration. According to the Wall Street Journal, Rubio backs tightening border controls but making it easier for high-skilled workers and seasonal farm workers to enter the country, and favors giving the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. a path to getting a work permit and, eventually, citizenship. Can the polarized Congress handle two big issuesâimmigration reform and proposals to reduce gun violenceâsimultaneously? "There is no reason to believe that these kinds of issues canât be worked on at the same time and you can expect the president to push for both measuresâto reduce gun violence and for comprehensive immigration reformâbecause they are both priorities," Carney said. Rubio's ideas recall Obama's own proposalsâsomething Carney did not fail to note. âWe are encouraged," Carney said, to find that Rubio's plan "so closely reflects the president's blueprint for reform."