Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) continues to criticize the President’s smart move to protect DREAM-eligible young people from deportation—despite clear similarities between Obama’s action and the bill Rubio has talked about introducing for months. In an interview with Florida reporters, Rubio said the Obama program will end up binge a “bureaucratic nightmare” and make it more difficult to enact a permanent solution in Congress, according to La Opinion.
According to Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice:
These criticisms from Rubio are . . . interesting. The Obama Deferred Action plan requires no more bureaucracy than anything Rubio could create, but it will allow talented young people to pursue their dreams—a goal Rubio claims to share. What’s more, Rubio ignores the fact that we would have a permanent solution in place today if just a few more Republican senators had said yes in 2010.