Rubio warns against ‘rush to legislate’ on immigration reform

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Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Senate’s Gang of Eight immigration reform team, has sent a strongly-worded letter to Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, warning against an expected Democratic effort to rush an immigration bill through the committee. Specifically, Rubio suggests — in wording that is actually more than a suggestion but less than an outright demand — that Leahy hold multiple hearings on the Gang of Eight proposal, once it is actually written and introduced in the committee.

“I am aware that the Judiciary Committee, both under your leadership and under the leadership of your predecessors, has conducted a number of hearings related to immigration reform,” Rubio, who is not a member of the Judiciary Committee, writes. “I am certain that those hearings deepened your knowledge of these issues and will guide much of your work this Congress. But they cannot be a substitute for fresh hearings to consider specific legislation as part of a national conversation.”

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