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Saying Rubio 'betrayed' them on immigration, tea party groups plan protest tomorrow in Tampa

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UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: This could be interesting. A group of pro-reform groups also plans a noon protest at Rubio's Tampa office.  News release:" Come join members of Mi Familia Vota, Florida, clergy members, allies, and MoveOn, as we participate in a vigil at Senator Rubio's office to ask that he see the error of his ways regarding increased militarization, accepting campaign funds from GEO, an arm of ICE, and also adding English proficiency before undocumented Americans may be legal permanent residents. That's way before they would be eligible for citizenship. We will pray for him to do the right thing."

Saying Sen. Marco Rubio has "broken promises" on immigration a group of tea party groups in Florida plan to protest outside his Tampa office tomorrow at noon.

"This bill will forever be known as the Rubio Amnesty bill. As a result, Patriot groups are withdrawing their support for Senator Rubio and demand that he walk away from this bill," read a statement from three local activists.  "As a result, Patriot groups are withdrawing their support for Senator Rubio and demand that he walk away from this bill."

The letter said Rubio pledged not to support legislation that is rushed through Congress and does not secure the borders or lead to more illegal immigration.

The current bill, current amendment and the rush to ram the bill through the Senate by week's end violate this letter and earlier public statements by the Senator. This bill will forever be known as the Rubio Amnesty bill.  As a result, Patriot groups are withdrawing their support for Senator Rubio and demand that he walk away from this bill.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:21pm]

    

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