PREPARE FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM

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US Senator Marco Rubio is a Cuban American Republican from the state of Florida. Rubio did something, which has never been done before. He appeared on all seven Sunday TV programs during his most public pitch yet for the emerging immigration reform bill and arguing that it would control the border.

Rubio rejected conservative criticisms that it provides “amnesty” for illegal immigrants in the country. The member of a bipartisan 'Gang of Eight' senators who are set to unveil their immigration bill this week said "This is not 'amnesty.' 'Amnesty' is the forgiveness of something. 'Amnesty' is anything that says 'do it illegally, it'll be cheaper and easier."

The Cuban born Rubio is also a Tea Party amigo and one of the key figures winning GOP support for the bill overhauling the nation’s immigration laws through tighter border security and a pathway to citizenship for those illegal immigrants already in the country.

Most would agree that immigration reform has been long coming, making it one of the toughest issues facing USA in more than a quarter of a century. This was the good old days. A time when strangers were welcome here.