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For Immediate Release

February 13, 2013
Shirl Mora James, President of SOMOS INDEPENDENTS (formerly the National Tequila Party)
Civil Rights and Immigration Lawyer
SA@MoraJamesLaw.com

Mexican-American and Woman-Led Organization Responds to Sen. Marco Rubio’s SOTU Response

Senator Marco Rubio failed to heed his mother’s advice in last night’s State of the Union Address Response to the President. He had a wonderful opportunity to recapture the 1950’s Republican Party who used to embrace Mexican-Americans, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans who fought hard for their vote and their loyalty, when the Democrats – especially the Dixiecrats were demonizing all persons of color.

It is highly unfortunate that Rubio did not listen to the wise advice of his own mother instructing to be welcoming to all people including immigrants with or without status and todos los pobrecitos. Rubio did not advocate for the same treatment his own family members received when they arrived as immigrants to the United States.  Under the Cuban Adjustment Act, his family members received amnesty.

It appeared that this was nothing less than an advertisement for the Republican Party – not a solution to America’s problems. The alleged Savior of the GOP now appears to be a false prophet and sniveller when he failed to suggest any type of solutions for America’s problems today.

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