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Marco Rubio on Obama immigration policy : 'welcome news' for kids but 'short term answer' ignores Congress and the Constitution

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio called President Barack Obama's executive order to stop deporting young illegal immigrants and allow them to apply for work permits "welcome news" but criticized the fact that the president took action by going around Congress.

Here's Rubio's statement in full:

“There is broad support for the idea that we should figure out a way to help kids who are undocumented through no fault of their own, but there is also broad consensus that it should be done in a way that does not encourage illegal immigration in the future. This is a difficult balance to strike, one that this new policy, imposed by executive order, will make harder to achieve in the long run. 

“Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem. And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.”


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Rick Firth

This is not the first time Obama has ignored the
Constitution; what do you think all of these
"executive orders are all about"

He thinks more like a dictotor

Rick Firth
Fort Lauderdale


leticia olalia morales of 15501 pasadena ave #h tustin ca 92780 submitted fake documents and 5000 dollars to a person name sandman at the US embassy in manila. she also submitted fake employment records to obtain a work visa. Her husband carlos b. morales also submitted fake documents (land titles and bank statements) to obtain a tourist visa. Her son carlo iii also used such and helped 2 other people to obtain a US tourist visa.

Cynthia Brown

I would like to agree that he should allow those people to apply for work permit instead of deporting them.

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