Take Two for August 14, 2013

Sen. Marco Rubio warns of immigration reform executive order

The Group Of Senators Dubbed The "Gang Of 8" Hold News Conference On Immigration Legislation

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks as (L-R) Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) listen during a news conference on immigration reform April 18, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

The immigration debate has lulled as Congress members return home for the August recess, but this week Senator Marco Rubio issued a strong warning to House Republicans: Fix the immigration system soon, or the Obama White House will.

In an interview with Tallahassee radio host Preston Scott, Rubio said:

“I believe that this president will be tempted, if nothing happens in Congress, he will be tempted to issue an executive order like he did for the DREAM Act kids a year ago, where he basically legalizes 11 million people by the sign of a pen. Now, we won’t get an E-Verify, we won’t get any border security. But he’ll legalize them.” 

Here to tell us more is Politico reporter Everett Burgess.  


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