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Ann Coulter has strongly opposed Marco Rubio's bipartisan plan on immigration calling it out as a "wolf in wolf's clothing."
Rubio's immigration push would allow over 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the United States a pathway to citizenship. But Coulter, along with others, has accused Rubio of merely attempting to gain more Democratic voters.
"Some Republicans seem determined to create more Democratic voters, too. That will be the primary result of Sen. Marco Rubio's amnesty plan," Coulter wrote in a letter to Human Events.
Rubio's backdoor pathway would permit illegal immigrants capable of passing a background check in the U.S., the opportunity to achieve a working permit and later a green card after paying taxes and fees. That is opposed to the current process, which immediately deports immigrants back to their home countries where they are forced to wait 10 years before applying for a green card and following that regular process.
"Rubio's bill is nothing but amnesty," Coulter wrote in response to Rubio's proposition. It isn't even "amnesty thinly disguised as border enforcement." This is a wolf in wolf's clothing.
Coulter argued that Rubio's plan also failed to address his own mottos of "Enforcement First" by permitting illegal immigrants immediate rights while denying those same rights to others who have followed the correct process.
"The ability to live and work legally in America is the most valuable commodity in the world; it's the Hope Diamond of the universe. I know young, well-educated Canadians who waited a decade for that privilege," Coulter wrote. "People who have broken our laws will thus leap ahead of millions of foreigners dying to immigrate here, but - unwilling to enter illegally - waiting patiently in their own countries."
Rubio and other senators who have backed the plan argue that it is not amnesty due to the arduous path that would be required to gain citizenship.
"I just think he's nuts," Sen. David Vitter said Wednesday on the Laura Ingraham radio show.