Rubio Outlines Bold Plan Giving 12 Million Illegals Legal Status

Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax, January 13, 2013

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is developing a wide-ranging immigration reform plan—including steps to give more than 12 million illegals currently in the U.S. legal status—in an effort to seize the initiative on a contentious issue that polls show is hurting the Republican Party with the nation’s rapidly growing Hispanic population.

Rubio laid out the broad outline of his plan in an interview with the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal, at the same time President Obama announced he would push a comprehensive immigration plan of his own this March.

Surprisingly, both hold similar goals—creating a process in which undocumented workers in the U.S. can gain status and at the same time create a potential path to citizenship at some point in the future.


Republican lawmakers have told Newsmax that Rubio’s plan could pass muster, even with immigration hardliners, if the plan included a significant restitution for illegals to pay and began taxing them for their work here.

Critically, Republicans want to ensure newly documented workers don’t get citizenship too soon, with many advocating a minimum 10-year window before newly legal residents could acquire citizenship.


Rubio, in his interview, made clear that his Republican plan differs from the president’s in its phased approach. He argues it should create a series of legislative bills on immigration reform rather than one omnibus bill envisioned by the president.

The Florida Republican, one of the nation’s best-known Hispanic leaders and an oft-mentioned candidate for president in 2016, is preparing the first such bill, one that will provide legal status specifically for young illegal immigrants, known as Dreamers, who came to the United States as children.

Rubio’s plan also will include penalties for those already in the country, but notably doesn’t call for tougher border enforcement because he believes the sweeping reforms will deter future waves of illegals from landing on America’s shores.


Rubio, however, told reporters last week that the piecemeal approach was “not a line in the sand” for him.

He does, however, demand that any legalization measure should not be unfair to immigrants who played by the rules and applied to become residents through legal channels.

Specifically, Rubio’s proposals would allow illegal immigrants to gain temporary status so they could remain in the country and work, according to the Times. Then they would be sent to the back of the line in the existing system to apply to become permanent residents, and eventually citizenship.


The Wall Street Journal revealed other key parts of Rubio’s plan:

  • Some 12 million illegals residing in the U.S. could begin the process of becoming legal by identifying themselves to federal authorities and being fingerprinted. If they have not committed any crime, demonstrate that they have been in the U.S. for a while, and then pay a fine and taxes, they could enter a “limbo status,” Rubio said. “Assuming they haven’t violated any of the conditions of that status,” newly documented workers can apply for permanent residency and potentially citizenship, he added.


  • A weakening of the family reunification aspects of current immigration law. “I’m a big believer in family-based immigration,” he says. “But I don’t think that in the 21st Century we can continue to have an immigration system where only 6.5 percent of people who come here, come here based on labor and skill. We have to move toward merit and skill-based immigration.”
  • A guest-worker program to help meet the needs of American growers. Most of the 1.6 million agricultural laborers in the United States are illegal immigrants, and Rubio noted American produce could not be picked without them. He wants the country to have a number of visas that are provided through a guest-worker program that is sufficient to address growers’ needs for pickers. “The goal is to give American agriculture a reliable work force and to give protection to these workers as well,” Rubio told the Journal. “When someone is [undocumented] they’re vulnerable to being exploited.” {snip}


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  • dd121

    Isn’t it great to have a conservative Republican working for the interests of the American people.

    • JohnEngelman

      He is working for the interests of the American people who are employers. The employees of these American people will get lower wages as a result of his work.

      • The__Bobster

        No, he’s a Reconquista from way back, although I wouldn’t doubt that he’s taken a payoff from crazy zionist Sheldon Adelson

        The Miami-based group Citizens Of Dade United (of which I am vice
        president) has backed Florida state immigration enforcement bills for many
        years. But the Hispanic Caucus legislators have blocked them all.

        Central to this unAmerican activity: Marco Rubio. In 2008, when he
        was Florida House Speaker, Rubio told his appointed Rules Chairman Rep. David
        Rivera and six Chairmen with bills in their committees to stall all six until
        the session ended.

        All Chairmen followed Rubio’s orders. The session ended,
        killing the six House Bills, also killing 4 Senate Bills.

        • jackryanvb

          How about some “Direct Action” on this RINO Reconquista? Water baloons, rotten vegitables? Or just some solid propaganda showing Rubio living a corrupt, super rich life, with lots of slaves/servants, living the life that inciting the Castro socialist revolution in Cuba and will incite similar revolts here in the US.

    • Ron

      But didn’t you know? These people have strong “traditional family values”. Yeah maybe if your family is a bunch of armed robbery committing drug dealing rapists. That isn’t exactly the traditional western lifestyle that I was taught growing up.

  • What’s amazing is that this twit actually tried to sell this bill as some sort of political triangulation, when in reality, 90% of the details are immigration ideas the left dreamed up.

  • Jefferson

    Illegal immigrants are the future of America. Without them who is going to take my food order at “Jack In The Box”, or as they pronounce it “Yack In The Box” because their English speaking skills are so abysmal.

    • The__Bobster

      Once legalized, they’ll sit on their culus and collect welfare instead. Then businesses will bring in more squat mobsters to take their place.

      • Living la vida americana. *blech*

    • And fail to wash their hands after going to el baño before serving you that food?

      Quiere usted la grande caja de papas fritas con tu hamburguesa, señor?</i?

  • A multiracial individual

    They’ll start paying taxes right?

    • Their supporters claim that they have been paying taxes all along. I personally do not totally believe this since those that work under the table clearly do not pay taxes.

  • Stick a fork into the GOP. The party will soon be finished.

    At a time when we don’t have the money to pay for what our own citizens need, to ponly up hundreds of billions from American taxpayers for education, housing, food and medical care for illegal aliens is unconscionable. (And we know that these people will be very dependent on government largesse, something republican politicos rightfully criticize legal Americans for doing.)

    The GOP needs to present opposition to amnesty as a matter of law and order, for that is what it is. If they fight hard, show the public that amnestying 11 million people is wrong and will only contribute to a problem our “leaders” have been too cowardly to offer any effective solution to, they can turn their party around. Which of us has forgotten that 3 million were amnestied in 1986? That number is over 3.5 times as large today? How many will our children be asked to amnesty in 2040? Forty million?

    But, if they buy into the chit coming from the democrats and the George W. Bush-Karl Rove wingnuts of the GOP and go along with amnesty, then they’re finished and will never win another national election. Not only will they alienate their base, they’ll insure tens of millions of new democrat party voters.

    The choice is theirs.

    • Jefferson

      If the GOP supports amnesty and rewards people who have broken the law to get into this country, they can no longer call themselves the party of law and order.

    • Nathanwartooth

      I’m sure most already have a country picked out to retire to after they destroy this country.

      It’s just a smash and grab at this point. They are trying to make as much money as they can and then get out.

      • IstvanIN

        Costa Rica is nice for retirees, I hear.

    • RisingReich

      I wish the GOP would DIE. I think they are, but they are taking way too long. Just when I think it’s the last breath, they gasp for another. Too many blind fools keep resuscitating them.

      • Jefferson

        I wish the DNC would die as well, don’t you ? After all do you want a one party nation ? The same one party that is run by Hussein Obama, Harry Reid, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi.

        • RisingReich

          Of course I do. That should be apparent.

          • Right Flank

            Then who’s left? No GOP, no dems.

            Have we organized, trained, and equipped our side? COULD we step into such a vacuum? I’m newly awakened after the canning of Derbyshire. Point me the way to optimism: candidates, websites.

            It appears the GOP has been laying its groundwork for a very long time to keep patriots out. And they are motivated and organized:

            “The Future of Conservatism”, indeed.

          • robinbishop34

            The GOP and the Democrats both sing from the same hymnbook.

          • Right Flank

            I get that now. But How. Do. We. Survive?

            NW Front? Dixie Secession? A new political party next cycle? We need a serious flipping plan. The status quo favors our death.

          • robinbishop34

            “I get that now. But How. Do. We. Survive?”

            Awareness… which unfortunately a challenging endeavor.

          • Right Flank

            Yes, awareness. And it’s worth my time to think and act further than that. There must be a set of sharpest lines to our survival.

          • robinbishop34

            “And it’s worth my time to think and act further than that.”

            Indeed it is. I think mainstream news sites are the best way to go, but I think it’s important to tenderfoot it.

          • Awareness is the first step.

          • Major

            There would be viable alternatives to fill the vacuum and the erase the stench left by the current thieves, liars and bandits. A Constitution Party would make sense to me.

            Any state that denied any Constitutional RIGHTS like those in the NE, IL and California would be denied any Federal funds… Period.

            Followed by “sanctuary cities and states”.

          • Right Flank

            A Constitution Party. That sounds like a good start, or a good part of a more comprehensive plan.

            I think the GOP has our number. They are a buffer between the establishment and the type of Right that threatens it. There may be a threshold set of conditions beyond which all efforts on our part are truly rear guard actions. At some point nothing we do will matter, and anything we do will be easily stamped out. The goal for them is to court the Right neat-handedly through that point of no return. As long as the lions share of our efforts consists of typing away in comments sections, then things are going just fine for the GOP.

          • jackryanvb

            We’ve “been there”, “done that”. Only over educated White Americans become obsessed with some “Constitution” with laws made by dead White European Americans. Rhodesia Zimbabwe apparently also had a good constitution that supposedly protected the rights of property owners, protected the security of the productive White minority – lot of good that Constitution did them.

            We have to get away from losing ways of thinking and acting. We have to organize, work for the collective good, survival, group power of our people, do the same thing Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, Gays do. We have to stop trying to be “fair”, and trying to implement MLK’s supposed “Dream” that all Americans would be judged as individuals, judged on the content of their character, not their race, creed, country of natural origin. MLK didn’t really believe this, he was just spouting this propaganda to disarm foolish Whites.

          • Cannot Tell

            Good point. Constitutional laws only work with civilized demographics such as, whites and East Asians.

          • Until we get organized and start turning things around, let’s at least do the next best thing: Stop digging ourselves in deeper. Stop loyally supporting republican elites happy to sell out their supporters.

            Rich Lowry should have proven to most that republican “elites” are more concerned with being thought well of by their leftist counterparts than acting with integrity or working for the benefit of their supporters.

          • Right Flank

            I wanted every Republican candidate to take a public stand on Derb’s Taki piece.

          • RisingReich

            Well I suppose you could look at the American Third Position party. Like anything White – it’s an uphill battle. But these two heads of the same monster will never garner my vote.

        • For all intents and purposes we do now largely have a one party nation: The republicans are left and the democrats lefter.

          How about we kill one of our left-wing parties, the GOP, and create a new one that represents the interests of the American middle class?

          • jeffaral

            Not a good idea. The American middle class want more invaders to mown their lawns, wash their dishes and pick tomatoes!

          • And knife their sons, rob their wives and daughters and bankrupt their schools and hospitals.

      • Liberalsuck

        I can’t believe their voters are still falling for their BS anymore. If this last election didn’t wake up their establishment, then I don’t know what will.

    • dd121

      I think that the coalition that the Democrats put together in the face of a horrible economy and a sinking civilization already proves that the Republicans are finished as a national party.

    • liberalsuck

      I can’t feel sorry for the GOP anymore. Really, I can’t. They had years to support their base and work in our interests, but they ignored us all the time. They are caving in on so many areas it just pisses me off anymore.

    • Ron

      People should just realize that no other country allows millions of third world uneducated ignorant people to just become citizens for no reason. Most developed countries only want you if you have money or a skill to bring to the table. No other country imports menial manual laborers and makes them permanent citizens.

  • Eagle_Eyed

    If people like Sean Hannity had any balls, they’d invite Rubio under the guise of some puff-piece for the 2016 nomination and grill him to death. Put a Conservatism Inc. dolt like Rubio up against a Kobach and see how much momentum that gives a Rubio. It would effectively hamper Rubio (he’d look both dumb and liberal) in future national primary races.

    • jtree

      You didn’t get the news that Hannity became pro-amnesty last November? Hannity will likely be Rubio’s biggest supporter in the 2016 primaries after he finds an obscure reason not to support the other pro-amnesty candidate Rand Paul.

  • David Ashton

    The anti-communist white Cuban shows his true colors.

    • jeffaral

      Are White Cubans White??!!

      • anonymous

        Only when it benefits them. Kind of like our Sons of Israel friends as Keith Alexander calls them.

      • David Ashton

        Some are, some aren’t – I was being a bit (clumsily) ironic.

      • jackryanvb

        White Cubans and virtually all White Hispanics like to play all sides of the race issue. They enjoy being wealthy, yet also spokesmen for “oppressed minorities”, they like affirmative action – affirmative action for White Hispanic billionaires like the heads of Univision. Newly rich Irish Americans like the Kennedy family used to play the same game. Some still do.

  • MekongDelta69

    Proving once again that race/ethnicity trumps ALL.

    I guess America’s new logo will now be the same as Taco Bell’s:

    Live Mas

  • robinbishop34

    We visit a restaurant in a lily white bedroom community of St. Louis about once a month and the staff calls me Senorita. It’s coming, and it’s coming fast.

    • anonymous

      Is there just one place here where whites can be left alone and not have to run into blacks, mexicans, cubans, latins or asians? Just one state or group of states? Ok, if that’s too much to ask then how about even a town where only whites can live there or pass through?

      • Ron

        I live in one of the whitest states in the country, over 95% white. Even here they are slowly trickling in. Sadly there is not much we can do about it at all.

    • Ron

      They probably spit in your food. I was walking with a few friends by a Mexican restaurant recently and all of the staff were out back doing whatever they do. Several of them started to yell at us and call us names. Several racial slurs were exchanged by both parties. These people started it and obviously there is only one reason why since none of us had ever met any of these guys even once in our lives, they simply hate us because we are white. As far as i’m concerned they can go back to Mexico and take their nasty food with them.

  • Susan

    Never cared for him,suspected his allegiance was with mestizos,etc.When will we have a politcian who is looking out for whites and the founding stock?This so infuriates me.

  • Major

    Do you think Obama and Democrats really care this Nation is getting getting poorer and deeper in debt every day and the quality of life is decreasing and the misery index is increasing?

    The more that flee blue States like Calif. the more Control and Democrat voters the Democrats have in the State. With Democrats it not about the Citizens Welfare, Living standards, or the future of this Nation or State, it is about Power, Control and the Democrat party!

    If reducing Calif. to a suburb of Mexico and Calif. and this Nation to bankruptcy and Third World Slum is necessary to accomplish their goal that is a price they are more than willing to pay.

    The Democrats policies that have reduced the Black Race to welfare bondage, with a high crime rate, anti-education, high school drop out rate, high breeding rate, high gang joining rate, high homicide rate, etc. and the most dependable Democrat voters is not a accident!

    The Uneducated Illegal Hispanic, invaders that Democrats love so much, share and exceed many if not most of the same characteristics as the blacks, in other words they have the prefect profile for a Welfare Democrat voter!

    Normal people thinks no one would be diabolic and sick enough to purposely use policies to reduce the Nation and its population to a state of Poverty, Crime, Misery and Corruption, but you would be wrong!

    That is exactly where the Democrat are taking this Nation!

    The more Democrats can decrease Education achievement, Reasoning ability, Punish success, Reward failure and increase the Liberal idealogy, Poverty, Welfare and the Entitlement mentality the more Democrat voters they make and the closer they get to a Third World Socialist Food Stamp Paradise controlled Lock, Stock and Barrel by the Democrat party!

    The last piece to achieve their goals is nearly in place. Amnesty for the 12 to 30 million criminals and uneducated invading Illegal Aliens. That with chain Immigration for the ones still left in Mexico and Latin American and with a Prolific breeding rate will assure Red States are turned blue and a Democrat majority forever with a Third World Slum here of Crime, Corruption, Poverty and Misery modeled on Mexico and controlled by the Socialist/Democrat party of Northern Mexico!

    It is all about Power, Control and the Democrat party and how to use lies, false compassion and the peoples tax money, to enslave a Nation!

    • RisingReich

      The Stupid Party has much blame to share in this as well.

      • Ron

        They’re both pretty stupid. Let’s be honest here.

        • RisingReich

          Hmmm. Nope. Dems are pretty smart and goal oriented – goal being the destruction of our nation as we know it.

          I wish the dems were dumb – we wouldn’t be in this mess otherwise.

          • Ron

            Maybe the ones on top, your average democratic voter in the street is about as dumb as they come.

  • BernieGoetzFan

    All the probable Republican candidates for 2012 are open-borders types: Rubio, Paul, Ryan, Christie, Bush.

    Demographics have already swept these GOP losers aside (silver lining I guess).

    I know no Amren readers would consider voting for any of these plonkers.

  • RisingReich

    Traitors will not be forgiven, nor will they be forgotten.

  • mobilebay

    Anyone surprised that Rubio would want to bring in as many illegals as possible? I’m not. Has anyone thought that an elected official with an Hispanic surname would really want our immigration laws enforced? I don’t. I had to laugh at the part of the article that said “…If they haven’t committed any crimes…” What is it when after they commit the misdemenor of breaking and entering, they give fake names, present false or stolen I.D. or SS#? If the government intends to check them out before bestowing American citizenship, how long will it take for each one. Since the names they give are not correct, I’d guess it would be years before they can be straightened out. So with millions of illegals, someone who’s good at math, please figure it out. Of course, while they wait, they can take advantage of the goodies. This is total insanity.

  • storibund

    Well, the bright side is, at least Mexicans and blacks hate each other.

    I know, I know… I’m just trying to fight panic at this point.

    I think… time’s up.

    • robinbishop34

      As Question Diversity said one time (paraphrasing again) “blacks and Mexican hate each other on a street level but their racial lobbies work together against the white majority”

      • liberalsuck

        They fight each other on the streets, but their so-called ‘leaders’ publicly try to unite them against white people. Someday these anti-white people are going to pay for it. They are convinced their anti-white reign will last indefinitely. Their hatred and low IQ trumps any logic or long-term vision.

        • They fight each other on the streets, but their so-called ‘leaders’ publicly try to unite them…”

          Just like the leaders of the dems and republicans.

  • Joseph

    What a surprise: our own “natural Republican” Trojan Horse throwing out the welcome mats for a bunch more hat-dancers.

    Blood IS thicker than water. I wonder when the majority of whites will figure it out.

    • anonymous

      The only difference between a nonwhite conservative and a nonwhite liberal is what they say publicly. A nonwhite conservative all these years wanted their race card hustling nonwhite friends to tone it down….until they had the upper hand. I just can’t trust too many blacks or Hispanics who stand at a podium anymore.

      • Joseph

        Like I said, Trojan Horse.

  • Vonhauer

    Senor Rubio shows that blood is thicker than water. In the end, nonwhites always go with race. Heard the latest from the poster boy for affirmative action, Colin Powell? You would think Obama was his son. He’s complaining about racism now. He’s a bro first and foremost. Only whites pretend race dosen’t exist.

  • Sam

    “Most of the 1.6 million agricultural laborers in the United States are illegal immigrants, and Rubio noted American produce could not be picked without them”

    Don’t we have 1.6 million unemployed people? Cut off welfare and send the illegals home and our unemployment problem is solved, without spending a dime of taxpayer money.

    • liberalsuck

      For all the ‘cheap labor’ we get out of them, we are paying a lot more bills of theirs.

      • “Cheap” labor isn’t cheap.

    • Joseph

      That wouldn’t dovetail with the program to debase the remainder white Christian culture to remove the last obstacle to complete domination by the globalist imperative.

  • southernwhite

    ha, it says republicans don’t want them to be citizens immediately , at least 10 years before they can be citizens, then why should they stay here at all during those 10 years, its just amnesty, thats all it is, GOP are Sellouts!!!

  • jeffaral

    Being a christian Nigerian, i think it’is a good time for me and my five children to immigrate to America right now. Tthank you conservative Republicans!

  • Ron

    These people are not like us. Many have been moving into my mostly 96%+ white neighborhood. I see them almost every night either buying beer or walking home with beer. Very reassuring, I can’t wait for them to start driving drunk with no license and pawing up white girls. My neighborhood seems like it will soon be very enriched by diversity.

  • SmithandSmith

    I hope this lies to rest, for those rubio supporters here, hispanics, no matter what they look like, hispanics are not “one of us”.

    • Vonhauer

      I used to really admire Linda Chavez until it came down to immigration. Shockingly, she went with the homies when it came right down to race. Only whites do not do this. Only whites.

      • SmithandSmith

        I’ve never seen/heard any non-white stand up for White People and our Right to be included. For all their squawking about “diversity”, none it it includes White People.

        Have you ever seen a non-white talk about the need for “diversity” for all those non-white neighborhoods, china towns or non-white businesses? I myself have not and that’s probably why I dislike them so much. I find them all to be liars.

        On a serious note, I don’t dislike non-whites just because they’re non-white or because they’re here, it all boils down to how they act. I don’t go for the notion that says, since Whites “colonized” the World, we must now allow them to “colonize” us.

  • reject the Rubio fraud

    White European Hispanic of Spanish caucasoid race Rubio is a total complete fraud and was the son of capitalist Batista Cuban immigrants who fled Castro and like the other 500k who escaped since 1960 were given political asylum citizenship.

    What the hell does Rubio have to do with all these mexican red Asian migrant peasants anyway since he is of European race ancestry whose white Euro Spanish conquistadors conquered these mongoloids 500 years ago?

    Something is badly wrong here unless he has been brainwashed by Jeb Bush. Mexicans and Cubans have nothing in common anyway.

    Conservatives must remember anything associated with the Bush clan has been a detriment but a positive for the liberal Democrats who claim Colin Powell as their biggest fish not to mention the 20 million mexican peasant Dubya allowed in to do jobs noone would do like building 15 million new now foreclosed homes and a destroyed economy that ushered in the age of the beanpole sub earred half breed radical racist bisexual new black panther from Chicago who lied about being Mullah Wrights muslim establishment for 20 years.

    • Vonhauer

      Because Senor Rubio shares a common Hispanic culture with them. Btw, most true Spanish whites are mixed with Arab/Berber/Muslim Moors. Thats where the dark hair, eyes, and darker skin comes from. Yes there may be a few pure white Spanish left. Senor Rubio isn’t one of them. Many cubans are mixed with negroes as well.

  • shattered

    I can hear the social safety nets actually parting and the sound of cartels cheering. Yes your taxes are going up on this as well. Only the American people weep.