Conservatives need to take charge of the immigration debate. Trying to preserve the cultural base of your institutions is not something anyone should apologize for; nor should those who have benefited from American hospitality, in the past, be encouraged to bite the hand that benefited them, by putting their overseas cousins ahead of their hosts--and that truly is at issue here.
The reality, also, is that we have limited space, limited resources. It is not wrong to try to preserve these for our posterity.
Your article is very interesting....However....Rubio has a history of supporting Illegal Alien Amnesty, well before he became US Senator
When he was Speaker of the Florida House, he routinely killed and squashed bills that would have given Florida strong laws dealing with Illegal Aliens. Now that Alabama and Georgia have strong laws on Illegal Aliens, Florida now becomes more attractive for the Illegal Alien....beyond those that are “migrant workers” in Florida agri-businesses
You will not reason or “change” a supporter of Illegal Alien Amnesty like Rubio. They will find ways to sweet-talk National/Border Security supporters....then turn around and back-door Amnesty-friendly bills
Instead of finding excuses to vote for, or hope that Rubio “changes”...it would be more prudent to find candidates who are stronger on National/Border Security.
Instead of the usual “Rubio is a conservative because Sean Hannity told me so”...lets do better research on candidates. Did you know there were 6 or 7 GOP candidates than ran against Rubio in the 2010 Senate primary? And most of them were pro-American, anti-Illegal Alien
If you're suggesting that conservatives need to sit down with Rubio and school him on the basics, then he's not worth speaking to in the first place. No real conservative needs to be converted. It's already in their bones.