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Revealed: Detailed Drafts of White House Immigration Bill

February 19, 2013 (1 min read)

The Miami Herald has posted three components of White House draft immigration legislation: "Aside from the emphasis on border security, there appears to be relatively little in the White House draft proposals that conflicts with what Rubio wants.  Though The Herald obtained three pieces of draft legislation ranging from 45 to 95 pages each, White House officials are preparing other drafts in case the Senate fails. ... U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, a Democrat from Miami, said the president’s proposal is “a good place to start.  It encompasses everything Rubio’s talking about.  Except it has Obama’s name on it.”  “It’s part of what’s wrong with Washington,” Garcia said. “There’s this whole construct: if it’s theirs, I can’t support it.  If Obama’s behind it, Republicans are against it.”" - Miami Herald, Feb. 18, 2013.

Links to the three components:

- Title I - Enforcement

- Title II - Legalization of Undocumented Individuals

- Subtitles X and XI - Employment Verification System and Protecting American Workers