Rubio Stuck in the Middle of Senate Talks

“A day after Republican senators in the Gang of Eight urged swift passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill, members of their own party are pushing back — a move that puts Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is engaged in a delicate balancing act between the two sides, in a difficult position,” TalkingPointsMemo.com says.

“Following the announcement Wednesday of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the comprehensive reform bill scheduled for April 17, Republican Sens. Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Mike Lee of Utah both released statements calling for a slower process over several hearings.”

Majority Say Border is Not Secure

“A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll asks several questions about immigration reform, including one about border security. ‘From what you have seen, read, or heard about the U.S. border with Mexico, would you say the border is totally secure, mostly secure, mostly not secure, totally not secure, or do you not know enough about this to have an opinion at this time?’ asked pollsters Peter Hart and Bill McInturff of 1,000 people in early April,” the Washington Examiner reports.

“The results were conclusive. A total of 63 percent said the border is mostly not secure or totally not secure. (Thirty-eight percent said mostly not secure and 25 percent said totally not secure.) Just one percent said the border is totally secure, and another 17 percent said the border is mostly secure.”