WHAT DOES “IMMIGRATION REFORM” MEAN?
by Oscar Y. Harward, ©2016
(Feb. 17, 2016) — Look at the official record. There are many votes where Rubio may say one thing, yet his official voting record may be the opposite.
This 1st vote shown was before Ted Cruz became a member of the Senate. October 6, 2011, Vote 157: Sen. Rubio voted with Sen. Harry Reid’s S. 1619 “Decision of the Chair (Shall the Decision of the Chair Stand as the Judgment of the Senate). This was Sen. Reid’s decision on a ‘Nuclear Vote’ rather than requiring a 60-vote majority to proceed with any action. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00157
The following represents opposite votes between Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio on critical issues.
January 29, 2013, Vote Number 5: Sen. Rubio voted ‘YEA’ PN42 On the Nomination (Confirmation John Forbes Kerry, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of State)
June 11, 2013, Vote Number 147: Sen Rubio voted YEA for more ‘illegal’ immigration; S. 744 “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act), A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.” http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00147
June 18, 2013, Vote Number 151: Rubio voted NAY “To require the completion of the 350 miles of reinforced, double-layered fencing described in section 102(b)(1)(A) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted and to require the completion of 700 miles of such fencing before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be adjusted to permanent resident status.”
A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.” http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00168
On the entire Senate voting record, you ‘will not’ find one vote where Sen. Ted Cruz voted for ‘illegal’ immigration or ‘Amnesty.’
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.