Rubio: Donald Trump’s plan to deport illegals, build border wall, “makes no sense”

From:,  by Katie McHugh,  on Oct 26, 2015,  see the article HERE.

Rubio & Trump

Failed ‘Gang of Eight’ architect said on Sunday that frontrunner Donald Trump’s immigration plan to put Americans ahead of foreign workers and alien criminals “makes no sense.”

“No, his rhetoric is a little louder, but if you think about where he was six months ago, his position on immigration six months ago was nothing like what he’s saying now, and even what he’s saying now borders on the absurd,” Rubio said on CNN’s State of the Union.

“He’s going to deport all these people, and then he’s going to allow back in the ones that are good… His plan makes no sense,” Rubio insisted.

Advocates of extreme levels of immigration, including Rubio, frequently claim that enforcement of existing law is impossible. That claim complements their donors’ high-immigration, low-wage agendas.

But 8 U.S. Code § 1227 makes it clear aliens can be deported for a wide variety of violations. If they helped other aliens enter the country, commit a crime that requires a sentence longer than a year, are convicted of any drug-related sentence besides possessing less than 30 grams of marijuana, a violent domestic crime, et cetera they might as well have slapped a “Return to Sender” label on their foreheads.

Enforcement is popular, so Rubio declared during the first GOP primary debate “we need a fence” on the border. In 2013, however, Rubio himself voted against a border fence and an entry-exit tracking system for aliens holding U.S. visas during the debate over the Gang of Eight bill.

Rubio, who achieved a 2.1 GPA in high school, doesn’t seem to have read about his opponent’s immigration positions. In 2011, Trump authored Time to Get Toughdedicating a chapter to illegal immigration.

“Too many Republicans in Washington turn a blind eye to illegal immigration because some of their business supporters want artificially cheap labor,” Trump wrote. “Liberal Democrats, on the other hand, look on illegal immigrants as another potential Democrat voting bloc eager for their big government agenda of welfare handouts, class warfare, and ‘affirmative action.’ What do taxpayers get? They get the shaft.”

Rubio appears to remain ignorant of Trump’s immigration positions articulated in his book.

As Trump wrote in 2011: “Have we suddenly become an annex of Mexico’s prison system? If so, Mexico should pay for it. I actually have a theory that Mexico is sending their absolute worst, possibly including prisoners, in order for us to bear the cost, both financial and social. This would account for the fact that there is so much crime and violence. ”

Trump echoed these complaints when announcing his run for the presidency, enraging the political class while shocking — then energizing — grassroots voters who would later propel him into a 100-day-plus frontrunner status:

When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people.

Rubio’s ‘Gang of Eight’ bill would have issued over 30 million green cards in a single decade, increasing the total population of the U.S. by 10 percent in a flash. Under current high levels of immigration, 10 million foreigners will be issued green cards over 10 years, as swing-states turn blue and unemployment rises.

Trump himself has ridiculed Rubio as “Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Senator.” That insult was in Trump’a detailed plan to push back against Mexican leaders strategy of encouraging their citizens to emigrate here in defiance of U.S. law.


In addition to not being a very good student in High School, Marco doesn’t seem to be very adept at reading the public either. Trump’s immigration stance is what propelled him into the frontrunner position among all candidates (far eclipsing Rubio).

And one thing that has hurt Senator Rubio was his participation in the “Gang of Eight’s” Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill – along with other stalwart conservatives like Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Chuck Schumer. And now, he’s saying that Trump is the one who is out of sync with the public. Maybe he finally mastered reading words, but he’s still below average at reading the public. His position on immigration may well doom his candidacy.




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10 Responses to Rubio: Donald Trump’s plan to deport illegals, build border wall, “makes no sense”

  1. captbogus2 says:

    I certainly hope his position on illegal immigration dooms his candidacy.

  2. Hardnox says:

    Rubio is dead wrong on the issue. Trump will use E-verify to choke off employment of illegals and thus the illegals will self deport. Todate, E-verify is not enforced.

    • Garnet92 says:

      Yeah, when all of the illegals get deported, I’ll have to cut my own grass and clean my house! LOL! But, I’m willing to make that sacrifice.

  3. Emilia says:

    I heard Trump this morning and he was asked/challenged about his comment that he made Ford return jobs to the US instead of Mexico. Now, me being the ”stinker” that I am had a crazy thought…IF our industries build enough places and make work for the *undocumented persons*, will they all go back where they belong????? And…actually WORK for a living instead of coming here for freebies? Thoughts?

    • Garnet92 says:

      Ain’t gonna happen Emilia. Not only would there have to be better paying jobs in their country of origin, but that country’s leadership would have to change many other ways to make life comparable to the U.S. And in addition to that, our industries would have to find it more profitable to build and operate factories there rather than here – some of which is true, but they’d also have to deal with the crooked leaders of those countries as well. It’s an interesting concept, but I don’t think that it can work in the real world. Thanx for commenting!

  4. Kathy says:

    Try as he might Rubio will never rid himself of that Gang of Eight albatross he’s got around his neck and bashing Trump’s ideas won’t change that. He seems to have a fairly good grasp of foreign leaders, but he doesn’t have a clue about Americans. I’d give him about 6 months and he’s out of here.

    • Garnet92 says:

      I pretty much concur with your assessment Kathy. His Gang of Eight fiasco will haunt him forever. He is well spoken and glib, but I don’t think that he’s a real conservative.

  5. carolinmd says:

    Rubio had an excellent chance at the presidency until he hung himself with the gang of eight…He had a long road back from there, and it looked like he could actually pull out if it until his true colors bubbled to the top with Trumps strong stand against massive immigration…Rubio at heart, runs with the Rinos, which proves he isn’t as bright as he first appeared, even without the revealing 2.1 GPA.

    • Garnet92 says:

      Gotta agree with your assessment too carol. What was he thinking with his ill-advised immigration legislation? If he didn’t see how far out of the mainstream it was, his decision-making needs help.