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Rubio urges GOP colleagues to tone done anti-immigration rhetoric

We've written how immigration has suddenly disappeared from the legislative agenda in Tallahassee, now U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is urging his GOP colleagues to tone down the immigration rhetoric in Washington. Story here:

WASHINGTON -- With growing signs that Hispanic voters are turned off to GOP positions on immigration, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is trying to use his national profile to deliver a message to his party: Tone it down.

“The Republican Party should not be labeled as the anti-illegal immigration party. Republicans need to be the pro-legal immigration party,” the Florida lawmaker said on Fox News Monday morning.

The appearance follows other efforts in the past two weeks — including a story in the Wall Street Journal and a speech in Texas — in which Rubio has criticized inflammatory immigration rhetoric.

“You’re talking about somebody’s mothers and grandmothers and brothers and sisters,” Rubio, the 40-year-old son of Cuban immigrants, said in Dallas.

His efforts constitute a tricky act of political maneuvering. Rubio, viewed by GOP leaders as a powerful draw for Hispanics, is trying to sound a more welcoming note without alienating the grass-roots conservatives who swept him into office in 2010 and who are vociferously pushing for tighter enforcement.

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harry houdini

WOW! Whats wrong with being anti-illegal..Is illegeal a bad word to use. I think not. Understand his logic, but disappointed at his anti-conservative stance.

jeff

Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

George Fuller

When Rubio was the Speaker of the Florida House he blocked all legislation saying the legislature was too busy to deal with it........now he says don't be anti illegal.....

Being anti illegal means you are for the Rule of law

Is Rubio for the Rule of lawlessness?

GusDrake

Africa for the Africans,Asia for the Asians,white countries for EVERYBODY!

Why is white genocide the only politically acceptable genocide in modern times?

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

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