Tag: Marco Rubio

Hardening Immigration Platforms of the Republican Presidential Candidates

Written by on December 16, 2015 in Elections, Reform with 0 Comments
Hardening Immigration Platforms of the Republican Presidential Candidates

During the final GOP public debate of 2015, Republican candidates continued articulating what they would do on immigration if they were commander-in-chief. Many of the candidates have already outlined their views on their campaign websites or through public statements, including Trump, Cruz, Bush, Paul, Carson and Fiorina.

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Six Takeaways from the First Presidential Debate on Immigration Issues

Written by on August 7, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
Six Takeaways from the First Presidential Debate on Immigration Issues

In Cleveland, Ohio, home to nearly half a million immigrants, 10 Republican presidential candidates took to the stage in the first primary debate of the season. Given the pressing need to reform our outdated immigration system, it was no surprise that one of the early questions posed by the moderators was about immigration. Prior to […]

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2016 Presidential Candidates Weigh-In on President Obama’s Immigration Action

Written by on May 12, 2015 in Elections, Executive Action with 1 Comment
2016 Presidential Candidates Weigh-In on President Obama’s Immigration Action

Immigration policy has become a hot topic as the 2016 Presidential primary picks up steam. It is no surprise that the issue of Presidential authority over immigration has taken center stage in recent weeks as Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush have all begun discussing their views around how far the President should have […]

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Marco Rubio’s Complex History with Immigration Policy

Written by on April 17, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
Marco Rubio’s Complex History with Immigration Policy

This week, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) became the latest candidate to announce his 2016 presidential bid, which he did from the Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida. Known as the Ellis Island of the South, Freedom Tower served Cuban refugees seeking political asylum from 1962-1974 and his presence there sought to highlight his immigrant roots, his […]

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Potential Presidential Candidates Fail to Offer Immigration Solutions at CPAC

Potential Presidential Candidates Fail to Offer Immigration Solutions at CPAC

Most Americans want immigration reform. President Obama’s executive actions took temporary steps to provide relief for millions of undocumented immigrants who have spent years here, but it is up to Congress to pass legislation that would comprehensively improve the immigration system. According to a February poll from Public Religion Research Institute, nearly three-quarters of Americans […]

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Senators Close To Introducing Immigration Reform Bill

Written by on April 15, 2013 in Legislation, Reform with 3 Comments
Senators Close To Introducing Immigration Reform Bill

After months of negotiations, the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” is ready to introduce the Senate immigration reform bill this week. Details about the measure—like the billions it would earmark for border security and the new visa program it would create based on work skills—have been leaking ahead of an expected announcement. And the proposal would […]

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Getting to a Citizenship Consensus

Written by on January 24, 2013 in Elections, Enforcement, Integration, Legislation, Reform with 2 Comments
Getting to a Citizenship Consensus

Immigration reform is enjoying a resurgence of support in both parties, with groups from a variety of backgrounds coming out in favor of a range of changes to our current system.  The most striking change may be the melting of opposition to a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.  […]

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This Week’s Immigration Proposals: Old News, Old Ideas

This Week’s Immigration Proposals: Old News, Old Ideas

If you follow immigration, but are returning from a month-long, news-free vacation, there’s only one conclusion you would draw from the legislation Republicans offered up this week in Congress:  Mitt Romney must have won the presidential election.  After all, the ACHIEVE Act, introduced yesterday by retiring Senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), […]

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Rubio Proposal Overlooks Obstacles Ahead For DREAMers

Written by on May 4, 2012 in Enforcement, Integration, Legislation with 2 Comments
Rubio Proposal Overlooks Obstacles Ahead For DREAMers

Though it has yet to be introduced in Congress, Senator Marco Rubio’s alternative to the DREAM Act received an appraisal from the Washington Post this week, which noted that it represents an effort to shake the hard-line anti-immigrant sentiment voiced by many leading conservative politicians. The editorial also noted, however, that the outlines of his […]

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