The Gang of Eight is a bipartisan group of Senators that includes Senator Rubio (R-FL), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), newly-elected Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Michael Benet (D-CO), and two of the main sponsors of the 2011 DREAM Act: Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Dick Durbin (D-IL).There is no truth to the rumor that Menendez is pushing immigration reform to bring more prostitutes from the Dominican Republic into America.
The Gang of Eight’s immigration reform calls for all illegal immigrants to register with the country, complete a background check and pay a fine and back taxes to remain in the country. The illegal immigrants would then receive “probationary legal status” and stay. They would then be placed in line to receive a green card and permanent residency.Supporters of the proposal call it a “pathway to citizenship”. Detractors call it “amnesty”.
Senator Vitter calls it “nuts”.Appearing on the Ingraham show shortly after Senator Rubio, Senator Vitter said:
“I love and respect Marco. I think he’s just amazingly naïve on this issue. This is the same formula we’ve seen before… Promises of enforcement never materialize, and the amnesty happens immediately.”
“As soon as you give [illegal immigrants] legal status,” Senator Vitter continued, “they are here legally forever, and probably they’re citizens not that long after. If Marco thinks… that’s not going happen, I think he’s nuts.”
Senator Vitter noted that previous deals to grant amnesty also came with promises of tighter enforcement and decreased illegal immigration.
“Every single time, the illegal flow after has been greater than the illegal flow before… We’ve gone to this movie before; it has the same ending every time.“
You can listen to the interview here