Rubio critical of new immigration policy

Responding to today’s announcement by the Department of Homeland Security regarding its relaxed immigration enforcement policies on children of illegal aliens, US Senator Marco Rubio issued the following statement to local reporters with Historic City News in St Augustine.

“There is broad support for the idea that we should figure out a way to help kids who are undocumented through no fault of their own, but there is also broad consensus that it should be done in a way that does not encourage illegal immigration in the future,” Rubio told reporters this morning.

Rubio said that he understands that today’s announcement will be “welcome news” for many of these kids desperate for an answer; but, he went on to characterize the new policy, imposed by executive order, as a short term answer to a long term problem.

“By once again ignoring the Constitution, and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.”

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