Which means, compared to other Hispanics, Rubio has very little skin in the immigration game. His core constituency has a huge pass in immigration law, compared to other Latinos, because as soon as a Cuban sets foot on US soil, they’re refugees, not illegal immigrants. So when Josh Marshall notes that Rubio is slow-playing immigration reform so that it will be as bloodied up as possible once it gets through Congress, and perhaps be killed, the only risk that Rubio is taking, personally, is perhaps to his Presidential ambitions, because the only way his core constituents would be upset would be if they lost their privileged immigration status. Rubio has insulated himself against that possibility by becoming the chief Republican deal-maker. It’s a neat trick that’s not often remarked upon in the coverage of Rubio’s role in immigration reform.