Undocumented immigrants could get an eight-year pathway to citizenship under a plan that President Obama is reportedly drafting. The details were leaked to USA Today. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) immediately said the plan would be "dead on arrival." Rubio’s fellow Republicans were not impressed either. This morning, fmr. Congressman Connie Mack (R-FL) and Fmr. Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) join “Starting Point” to discuss Obama's leaked immigration plan.
Mack says “we should see what the president’s ideas are on [immigration].” He adds that Republicans have been seeking the president’s plan on “a whole host of things, so I’m all for a robust debate on this.”
“Bipartisanship takes trust from both sides,” says Bono Mack. “There is no trust in Washington D.C. any longer from either side,” she adds. The former California Congresswoman says that if there ever was any issue that everybody should come together on it should be immigration.
Mack says “you can’t get to a solution if you don’t put everything out on the table.”
"Instead of floating [the plan] or having this leak [the president] should have came to the American people …and done a press conference and talked about it,” Mack says. In addition to the Obama’s plan, a gang of eight Democratic and Republican senators have said they plan to release a draft version of a bill on immigration next month. Mack says the multiple plans are “a good place to be.”