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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) toured The Villages Charter School with Villages Charter School President Dr. Gary Lester. Rubio has long defended and supported school choice in Florida. While at the school, Rubio also met with members of the girl’s flag football...

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ICYMI: Rubio Pushes Tough New Border Security Amendments

Jun 17, 2013 | Press Releases

Rubio: “Let’s detail what the border plan is, so when members vote for this bill, they’re not voting for the promise of coming up with a border plan in the future, they’re voting on a border plan that we have seen, that we have talked to border patrol agents about and that we actually know how many miles of fence, how many sensors, how many cameras, what we’re actually asking them to complete before the green card process can start. … And, the last thing is, it’s got to be fully conditioned on the completion of the specific border plan that we detail.”


Benefits and borders: A Q&A with Marco Rubio
By David M. Drucker
Washington Examiner
June 17, 2013
http://washingtonexaminer.com/benefits-and-borders-a-q-and-a-with-marco-rubio/article/2531988

WEX: Are you going to offer your own border-security amendment?

Rubio: We’re prepared to. … It’s critically important that we detail in the bill what the border plan and the fence plan is, because there’s just no trust. … So, what I’m arguing is that we should make that plan detailed. Let’s detail what the border plan is, so when members vote for this bill, they’re not voting for the promise of coming up with a border plan in the future, they’re voting on a border plan that we have seen, that we have talked to border patrol agents about and that we actually know how many miles of fence, how many sensors, how many cameras, what we’re actually asking them to complete before the green card process can start.

The second aspect of it that we’re going to have to have a debate about is: How can we measure? So, not just input based. But how do we measure on the back end how the program is working? How do we measure whether it’s successfully been implemented?

 [The Democrats] don’t want anything to make the path to citizenship uncertain. But it already is conditioned. The path to citizenship in this bill — the path to that green card — it’s already conditioned on the full implementation of e-verify [standards for employers]. It’s already conditioned on the full implementation of the entry-exit tracking system. And, the last thing is, it’s got to be fully conditioned on the completion of the specific border plan that we detail.

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