Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) told President Obama in a letter he is not approaching immigration reform properly. Whereas President Obama wants sweeping executive action to grant legal status to the millions of illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States, Senator Rubio wants the President to work with Congress to achieve reform.
In his letter Rubio told the President his efforts would have an adverse impact on any progress for real reform. He said the President needed to focus on long lasting immigration reform that included the need to address border security and to look after the needs of American workers.
Rubio said the following:
It is my sincere belief that if we can bring illegal immigration under control and modernize our legal immigration system, then the American people and a majority of their representatives in Congress would be willing to reasonably and responsibly address the issue of millions of people currently in this nation illegally. It will not be easy. And it will not be unanimous. But if we can make real progress on stemming the tide of illegal immigration, I am convinced we will have the support necessary to address this serious issue once and for all.
Will President Obama listen? Probably not. We have seen him abuse his powers before and he does not seem to want to work with Congress on this matter.