Rubio puts his alternative DREAM Act on hold
Rubio’s decision comes in the wake of President Obama’s announcement last week that his administration would halt deportations of certain undocumented youth, a policy that essentially undercut the GOP senator’s proposal. In multiple interviews Monday, Rubio faulted Obama for derailing his effort, which he had worked on for three months.
“People are going to say to me, ‘Why are we going to need to do anything on this now. It has been dealt with. We can wait until after the election,’”Rubio told the Wall Street Journal. “And it is going to be hard to argue against that.”
The senator expressed frustration at how the White House rolled out its new administrative directive, saying that he was left in the dark even as he was working on a similar policy. As he did last week, Rubio also criticized the effort as a power grab by President Obama.
“When the president ignores the Congress, ignores the Constitution and forces a policy like this down the throat of the American people, it’s going to make it harder to have a conversation like that,” Rubio told the Miami Herald. “It’s going to make it harder to elevate the debate.”
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