The U.S. Border Security Council is preparing to oppose a new, “Republican” version of the Dream Act Amnesty that is likely to be proposed this summer.
Senator Marco Rubio is reportedly working on the so-called compromise measure in an effort to boost Hispanic support for Republican candidates this fall.
The compromise will likely include rewarding illegal alien families that brought young children into the United States years ago with a special immigration status for those children.
“This is just another way of granting amnesty to a segment of the illegal alien population,” says Council National Spokesman Steve LeBlanc. “We are going to fight this bill and we are going to defeat it.”
LeBlanc says that rewarding any group of illegal aliens will encourage even more illegal behavior.
“What Senator Rubio wants to do is limit his amnesty to kids who have lived in the U.S. illegally for a long time,” says LeBlanc. “He thinks that is compassionate. However, all this amnesty will do is encourage more poor parents to sneak across the border, take advantage of America’s lavish welfare benefits and bide their time until their children are old enough to qualify for this amnesty. Frankly, I think that is cruel.”
A more limited version of Amnesty like this one Rubio is proposing will also encourage more and more talk of bigger Amnesties in the future. “If the illegal alien lobby its is allies can’t get a complete Amnesty in one piece of legislation, they’ve obviously decided that they will do it incrementally,” says LeBlanc. “Rubio’s proposal is just the first step down a very slippery slope.”
The U.S. Border Security Council plans to continue bombarding Congress with petitions against any type of Amnesty. “We’ve successfully held the line against Harry Reid’s Amnesty Plus proposal so I see no reason we can’t defeat Senator Rubio using the same grassroots tactics,” explains LeBlanc. “Every one of our supporters needs to sign and return each petition we send them. Then they need to get on the phone and call their Senators. This is going to be an historic fight.”
Despite the Council’s success to date in stopping an Amnesty bill from passing the Senate, defeating a proposal being championed by Marco Rubio will be tough. Rubio’s reputation for being a tough politically-conservative legislator as well as his considerable charm and ability to communicate make him a very formidable foe.
“This is a text-book example of how powerful the illegal alien lobby is,” LeBlanc says. “Here is an up and coming Republican politician who has not even completed two years of service in the Senate and he is willing to risk his entire career to push an Amnesty bill. This is going to be a very tough fight.”