Marco Rubio's Theater of the Absurd

Just a few years ago, Senator Rubio said, "[I]f you grant amnesty ... in any form, whether it's back of the line or so forth, you will destroy any chance we will ever have of having a legal immigration system that works here in America." Rubio is now advocating amnesty -- a proposal so ludicrous, so manifestly designed to betray reason and law, that it is best described as nihilistic. The proposed act describes two "triggers" required for amnesty, which make up a two-step process.  First, an illegal immigrant is placed on "registered provisional immigrant (RPI) status" (c[1], p. 10).  This is not supposed to happen "until" the Homeland Security Secretary "has submitted to Congress" a plan to strengthen the border (c[1], p. 10-11). Astonishingly, the act does not give Congress any power to approve or deny this plan.  DHS simply dumps a report in Congress, and illegal immigrants take the first of two steps towards amnesty. In the second step, the DHS secretary...(Read Full Article)