Sen. Marco Rubio stated Wednesday that the Senate needs to have a “plan B” if comprehensive immigration reform fails.
The Florida Republican defined that he believes the visa lottery gadget and chain migration can also be handled in a method that draws bipartisan improve, however he stated if now not, the Senate needs to behave on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the ones dropped at the U.S. illegally as youngsters, and on border safety.
“Those things can be done, I’m in favor of doing them, but I’m just saying that if we can’t, if somehow we just can’t get those things done, then we should have a plan B that basically focuses on border security and focuses on making sure that the people here under DACA now do not lose their status,” he stated on CBS News.
Mr. Rubio used to be a part of the 2013 so-called “Gang of Eight” bill that attempted to deal with those issues. The bill used to be unpopular amongst Republicans and used to be by no means taken up within the House partly as it introduced a pathway to citizenship for unlawful immigrants.