A spokesman for Senator Marco Rubio yesterday compared the status of illegal immigrants in the United States under current law to that of slaves prior to emancipation.
In a Twitter exchange with Washington Examiner columnist Conn Carroll, Rubio press secretary Alex Conant said, “We haven’t had a cohort of people living permanently in US without full rights of citizenship since slavery.”
Conant’s remark elicited an immediate response, as Carroll objected to being compared to a “slave owner.”
The bipartisan “Gang of Eight” released an immigration bill on Thursday that offers a minimum 13-year path to citizenship contingent on increased border security. The bill would also allow young illegal immigrants — those who came to the United States as children — to become citizens after five years. Read more via National Review Online...