Saturday, February 20, 2016

Marco Rubio Blocked "Trust but Verify" Border Security Amendment on Immigration

He said he tried to attach an amendment to a bipartisan immigration bill in 2013 doing just that, but the bill’s sponsors, led by Rubio and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), blocked it.

“We let our guard down, but when I introduced my amendment to the immigration bill, unfortunately I got some opposition. Your senator, in fact, opposed me on this,” he told the crowd.
“I tried to pass something that I think was a conservative proposition to the immigration bill, that would have more scrutiny for refugees, for visitors, for students.”
Paul’s “trust but verify” amendment would have required Congress to vote on whether the border was sufficiently secure before allowing increased immigration. It would required the completion of a border fence and created a national identification card system for citizens.