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Entries Tagged as 'Sen. Marco Rubio'

Senator Rubio Cautions GOP on Immigration Rhetoric

October 5th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Almost two years ago while in campaign mode, then candidate Rubio started to take a more conservative position on immigration talking about sealing borders. And recently, he has started to straddle the in state tuition issue for undocumented youth, which he was once a supporter of as a state legislator in Florida now indicating that [...]

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Tags: Education · GOP · Immigration · Mitt Romney · Republican Party · Rick Perry · Sen. Marco Rubio

Senators Menendez & Rubio Oppose Debt Deal

August 2nd, 2011 · 4 Comments

The two Latino Senators in the Senate have come out in opposition to the debt deal, but for different reasons. You can read my take on that here. Menendez felt that the current deal that was struck was not balanced in its approach for lacking any new revenues, and Rubio took Democrats to task for [...]

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Tags: Sen. Marco Rubio · Sen. Robert Menendez

Ted Cruz, another Cuban-American poised to enter the US Senate

June 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments

When I think of Texas, I tend to “think Mexican” especially if I have on my Latino politics lens. Obviously, the proximity to the border, the food, and Tex-Mex music evoke feelings of Mexican-American nostalgia. And I know that the Latino population is diverse beyond the large Mexican-American population and that citizens can be well [...]

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Tags: Cuba · GOP · Immigration · Republican Party · Sen. Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio Co-Sponsors E-Verify and Faces Latino Backlash

June 16th, 2011 · 4 Comments

This week new E-Verify bills were introduced in the House and in the Senate, which would require all employers in the United States to utilize an electronic system to determine worker eligibility. In most states, the system is voluntary with some exceptions for work on federal contracts. The E-Verify system has already been criticized by [...]

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Tags: Immigration · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Sen. Marco Rubio