Marco Rubio Fears Obama Speech WIll Start ‘Bidding War’ Over Citizenship

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), one of the Senate’s “Gang of 8” backing an immigration reform framework, said in a floor speech Tuesday that he feared President Obama plans to call for too rapid a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. 

“I don’t want to turn this into a partisan thing, but let me just say this: If this endeavor becomes a bidding war to see who can come up with the easiest, quickest and cheapest pathway to green card possible, this thing is not going to go well, folks,” Rubio said. 

Rubio’s own guidelines explicitly call for a path to citizenship, but are vague on the process, prompting some experts to raise concerns that it may end up providing citizenship “in name only.”