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April 02, 2013


Rubio Slows Down Immigration Debate

Aides to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) told Roll Call that the senator "views a lengthy, traditional process that includes hearings, a healthy committee markup and an open floor debate during which senators can offer amendments as key to his ability to build and maintain conservative support for a comprehensive immigration rewrite. Rubio does not have a specific timetable in mind. But anything viewed as 'rushed' would violate promises he made to grass-roots conservatives and could cost his support, even if he is OK with the bill in principle."

Edward Morrissey: "No one doubts that momentum has quickly developed for a deal on comprehensive immigration reform and border security. But by rushing to get a deal done and working behind closed doors, Congress is cravenly trying to sneak reform through without a full hearing before the American public."












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