Since taking office in 2010, Florida Senator Marco Rubio has made an about-face on his once steadfast opposition to amnesty. In fact, prior to being elected, Senator Rubio campaigned on the proposition that an, "Earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty," and criticized the 1986 amnesty law.
Now—barely two years after taking office—Senator Rubio is articulating his support for a plan to grant amnesty to the estimated 11-12 million illegal aliens in the country. Promoting this amnesty plan on the Senate floor and on media outlets all over the U.S., Senator Rubio is now saying that Congress must find "a way to accommodate" illegal aliens and is touting a plan that would allow them "the access to make their status at this moment legal."
Now we need your help to ensure that he puts the interests of Americans first. Sign the petition below to let Senator Rubio's office know that this flip-flop from his once steadfast opposition to amnesty is unacceptable, and that hard-working, taxpaying Americans deserve better than another amnesty and more failed promises of immigration enforcement!
Senator Rubio needs to hear that his support for a "pathway to citizenship" is wrong for the following reasons:
- Granting any legal status to illegal aliens unfairly rewards law-breaking.
- Granting amnesty to illegal aliens will not "solve the problem once and for all." We learned this after the 1986 amnesty. Instead, granting amnesty will do nothing but encourage more illegal immigration. Will Congress once again be calling amnesty the solution to illegal immigration in another 10 years?
- Granting amnesty to illegal aliens is fundamentally unfair to individuals all over the world who are patiently waiting in line to come to the United States legally.
- Granting amnesty to illegal aliens unfairly adds millions of legal workers to the domestic workforce when 22 million Americans are either unemployed or underemployed. Moreover, those workers that are hurt the most are often legal immigrants working in low-skill, low-wage jobs.
- Granting amnesty to illegal aliens will not secure our borders, will not improve national security, will not end fraud in the immigration system, and will not fix the problem of visa overstays.