Masters’ champion Adam Scott wasn’t the only name on everyone’s lips Sunday. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) inadvertently coined the phrase “The Full Marco” by appearing on seven of the Sunday political talk shows. And while gun reform, the budget and North Korea remained on the minds of both the American public and the Beltway intelligentsia, the key focus of Rubio’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ was immigration. As a member of the the Senate’s Gang of 8, Rubio used the appearances to outline the group’s soon-to-be introduced immigration-reform legislation. Lawmakers say the bipartisan plan will be unveiled Tuesday and sources tell NBC News that the comprehensive overhaul will include a path to citizenship, guest worker visas and border security. The plan also reportedly includes language that says people who crossed the border illegally would be deported if they entered the U.S. after December 31, 2011. Rubio, for his part, says the bill’s pathway to citizenship is ‘not a special path.’ He added that immigration reform is about border security, and the plan will emphasize the e-Verify system and ‘modernize’ the current system. The Senator denied questions that his position is a political calculation as speculation continues to grow about a possible 2016 run. But while Rubio and his Senate colleagues attract most of the immigration attention, some Republicans in the House are grumbling that they are being left out of the equation. How close is the U.S. to real comprehensive reform? We’ll discuss immigration’s path forward and more when we see you at noon ET on msnbc.
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