Failed ‘Gang of Eight’ architect Sen. Marco Rubio said on Sunday that frontrunner Donald Trump’s immigration plan to put Americans ahead of foreign workers and alien criminals “makes no sense.”
“No, his rhetoric is a little louder, but if you think about where he was six months ago, his position on immigration six months ago was nothing like what he’s saying now, and even what he’s saying now borders on the absurd,” Rubio said on CNN’s State of the Union.
“He’s going to deport all these people, and then he’s going to allow back in the ones that are good… His plan makes no sense,” Rubio insisted.
Advocates of extreme levels of immigration, including Rubio, frequently claim that enforcement of existing law is impossible. That claim complements their donors’ high-immigration, low-wage agendas.
But 8 U.S. Code § 1227 makes it clear aliens can be deported for a wide variety of violations. If they helped other aliens enter the country, commit a crime that requires a sentence longer than a year, are convicted of any drug-related sentence besides possessing less than 30 grams of marijuana, a violent domestic crime, et cetera they might as well have slapped a “Return to Sender” label on their foreheads.