Republicanos Marco Rubio y Mario Díaz-Balart con diferencias en los ritmos de la reforma migratoria
(TAMPA BAY TIMES)-Rubio, lifted but also constrained by the issue due to his status as a conservative star with presidential ambitions, wants to go step by step. “Usually when Congress approaches issues of this magnitude with one big bill, it almost always requires you to swallow five really bad ideas in exchange for one good one,” he said in an interview. “We’re going to get better public policy if we focus on each of these apart from each other.”
Diaz-Balart is echoing Democratic calls, and emerging support among other Republicans, for a comprehensive approach that includes everything from better enforcement to handling the 11 million undocumented residents already living in the United States. “To pretend you can fix a broken system by tweaking one aspect is not solving the problem. It’s broken from A to Z,” Diaz-Balart said.
(…) “They both feel a growing and unavoidable sense of responsibility as Republican Hispanics to lead on this issue,” said Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist who is close to both Florida lawmakers. “It’s an opportunity for both of them to burnish some legislative credentials.” (MORE…) (FOTO: Ros-Lehtinen, Diaz-Balart y Rubio: laopinion)