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Krauthammer gives ‘deeply flawed’ Rubio immigration plan his blessing

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer is begrudgingly getting behind Sen. Marco Rubio’s immigration plan, calling the decision to back the Florida Republican’s plan over President Obama’s “straightforward.”

In his weekly column, Krauthammer explained his reasoning.

“[O]n the single most important issue — instant amnesty — there is no real difference between the proposals,” he writes. “Rubio calls it ‘probationary legal status.’ Obama uses the term ‘lawful prospective immigrant.’ But both would instantly legalize the 11 million illegal immigrants living here today.”

Krauthammer argued that although the differences are marginal, Rubio “at least makes enforcement [of current immigration law] the trigger for any normalization beyond legalization.”

Converserly, Krauthammer wrote, Obama’s — recently leaked — plan would create no incentive to enforce current immigration laws, since a 13-year path to citizenship would start the moment Obama signs it into law.

Krauthammer wrote that although Rubio’s proposal is “deeply flawed and highly imperfect,” “the choice between the two proposals on the table today is straightforward.”

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