Phyllis Schlafly Charges Marco Rubio with Lying, Deception to Hide Amnesty Plans

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., attends a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the nomination of Victoria Nuland to be assistant secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 11, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Marco Rubio is campaigning in New Hampshire with his hugely unpopular 2013 amnesty bill still chained to his legs — and conservative veteran Phyllis Schlafly is determined to wrap it around his neck.

Schlafly has just issued a 15-page report charging Rubio with repeated betrayals of his 2010 conservative allies, starting with his willingness to draft and promote an amnesty bill that he promised to oppose when he was campaigning in 2010.

“Rubio used amnesty opposition to get elected before coming to Washington to push the biggest mass immigration / amnesty bill anyone had ever seen… Rubio’s entire career rests on the fact that no one will question his syrupy scripted bites and homeroom-president style rehearsed speeches,” Schlafly said in hew new report.

Her fierce report, Rubio Record On Immigration,” says four times that Rubio lies, and three times that he deceives.

His deceptions about his immigration bill rivaled and exceeded Obama’s claims about disastrous Obamacare… When people started discovering how the bill violated every one of his promises, Rubio would just insist — without evidence, without page numbers, without citations — that charges were untrue… to this day, Rubio has not only never retracted one of his false statements — never admitted any wrongdoing — but never even apologized to those he deceived, and their millions of listeners. Instead, he is raising more money and telling the same lies all over again, as he continues his push for mass amnesty and mass immigration.

Schlafly — who tested ammunition in World War II, got a Harvard degree shortly afterwards, and has led numerous successful conservative political campaigns — also highlighted the different messages that Rubio offers to Americans and to Spanish-language voters.

Running for President, Rubio now continues to deliver different messages for different audiences.  Asked by Hannity about executive amnesty he said: “absolutely, that would be reversed,” under his presidency.  Simple enough, right?  Well, not so fast.  Here is what he told Jorge Ramos: “DACA is going to have to end at some point. I wouldn’t undo it immediately. The reason is that there are already people who have that permission, who are working, who are studying, and I don’t think it would be fair to cancel it suddenly.”

After promising to oppose amnesty in 2010, Rubio worked with New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer to write the 1,200-page amnesty and cheap-labor bill in 2013.

If the bill had not been stopped by deep public opposition, it would have tripled the annual inflow of one million migrants, boosted the annual inflow of 700,000 white-collar and blue-collar guest-workers, gutted the e-verify work-approval process, cut Americans’ wages, boosted companies’ profits, even allowed deported foreign criminals to return, and also allowed President Barack Obama to bring in very large numbers of foreign migrants. 

Basically, the bill would have rewarded his donors by flooding the labor market with lower-age blue-collar and white-collar foreign workers and dramatically boosted companies’ revenues by providing trillions of dollars via taxpayer-funded welfare programs to companies and Wall Street. 

Even without the help of Rubio’s amnesty-and-cheap-labor bill, Obama brought in roughly 2 million low-wage foreign workers in 2013 for jobs sought by the four million Americans who turned 18 that year.

Since his amnesty bill died in the House, Rubio has developed talking points that seem to distance him from the 2013 bill.

However, Rubio has repeatedly said that he would endorse an amnesty for foreign migrants and has not said he would cut the inflow of legal immigrants or of wage-chopping guest-workers, such as those white-collar workers here on H-1B visas.

Roughly 650,000 H-1B foreign graduates are already working in Americans universities, accounting firms, hospitals, design centers, engineering centers, and software companies.

Rubio has even maintained his support for an additional bill, dubbed the “I-Squared’ bill, that would allow an unlimited number of lower-wage foreign professional into the United States to take jobs sought by middle-class university graduates.


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