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Another likely Rubio whopper

Marco Rubio made another one of his seemingly endless appearances on Sean Hannity’s program to advocate amnesty legislation. Rubio told Hannity that he has opposed amendments by Republican Senators to improve the legislation’s enforcement provisions because a new enforcement provision will be proposed tomorrow that is tougher and more effective than what has been proposed so far.

Rand Paul’s amendment, which Rubio voted against, would have given Congress, not the Department of Homeland Security, the ultimate authority to determine if the border is effectively secure. It would also have included enhanced security measures, such as requiring a double-layer fence to be completed within five years, as well as a number of other triggers that must be implemented before illegal immigrants could be awarded legal status.

Let’s see whether the amendment Rubio touted to Hannity is tougher and more effective than that.

John Thune’s proposed border fence amendment, which Rubio voted against, would have prevented the administration from granting any illegal immigrants legal status under the bill until at least 350 miles of double-tier fencing has been erected. And it would have withheld full citizenship rights until 700 total miles have been built.

Let’s see whether the amendment Rubio touted to Hannity is tougher and more effective than that.

By the way, Hannity also had Michelle Malkin on tonight, and the two discussed immigration reform, albeit as a secondary topic. As you would expect, Michelle was a forceful opponent of what Rubio is trying to sell.

Let’s hope that, going forward, Fox News provides something like equal time to such opponents. As for requiring Rubio to debate someone during one of his Fox News appearances, well that’s too much to hope for.

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