How Marco Rubio Abandoned Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Mother Jones | April 10, 2015

… a Rubio presidential campaign would pose an interesting poli-sci experiment, for Rubio has squandered one of his natural advantages by running away from an issue that is of primary importance to the very constituency with whom he presumably would have a special bond.

Latino voters largely support creating a pathway to citizenship for the 12 million undocumented residents in the United States, yet conservative GOP voters hate the idea. And Rubio has been caught between these two voting blocs. In the past two years, he first supported the comprehensive reform approach favored by Latinos that was embodied in a bipartisan bill approved by the US Senate, but then he distanced himself from the legislation and became a cheerleader for a secure-the-border-first strategy that appeals to the GOP base…

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Author: UI