Vigorous reaction to the 844-page immigration reform bill introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio and seven other lawmakers is still arriving.
“The Gang of Eight’s bill is aggressive and outrageous amnesty,” says Rep. Steve King. “It is instant legalization of all illegal immigrants in the United States, with very few exceptions. It contains only promises: the promise of a plan for border security, of a backup plan for the border security, and of workplace enforcement in the form of making E-Verify mandatory. What makes anyone think President Obama would enforce any future immigration laws when he has violated his own oath of office to take care that the laws be ‘faithfully executed’?
The Iowa Republican adds, “I expected this from Democrats who have long understood their brand of more taxes, more borrowing, and more government giveaways, and know how to sell it. It is the Republicans who should know better. Republicans who support this bill have effectively said to Americans ‘we are prepared to sacrifice the Rule of Law on the altar of misguided and erroneous political expediency.’ “