Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) believes that President Obama has made it impossible to pass any kind of immigration reform in the Republican-led House of Representatives.
Rubio pointed out that Obama’s abuse of executive power, particularly in the decision not to enforce immigration laws, was a crucial error. He characterized it as “extremely problematic” to any consensus.
Rubio admitted that the comprehensive approach to immigration reform had failed, stating that in the current political climate, it would be difficult to get any comprehensive approach to anything done.
Rubio explained that he believed that immigration would always have to be addressed in a sequential process.
He suggested that Americans might be able to agree on strengthening the legal system of immigration, improving enforcement, and finding a way to offer stability for illegal immigrants.
Rubio acknowledged that another key hurdle was that the federal government was already ignoring immigration laws–which causes many Americans to be doubtful that they will ever enforce the law.