“The original DREAM Act would grant young people who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children a path to citizenship provided that they attend college or serve in the military.
Rubio’s plan, which is still in the works, would provide not a path to citizenship but rather non-immigrant visas, the Florida Republican says.”
Democratic Senate candidate (AZ), Puerto Rican American, and former U.S. Surgeon General, Richard Carmona counters: “Why do you think they’re reworking their initial vitriolic, far-right, ‘deport everybody’ (message)?” he asked. “Why? Do you think that all of a sudden there’s an epiphany and their hearts have opened up to people who are struggling? I don’t think so. I think it’s a political calculation – that they recognized they cannot win their races and stay in office unless they embrace the Hispanic community. So, I really feel it’s very disingenuous. […] Do you think it just popped up at this time – six, seven months before the election – and everybody goes, ‘Oh gee, let’s embrace these people now’? … So, it’s crazy. The fact of the matter is these are political calculations and the public is fed up with it.”