Marco Rubio Talks Immigration Reform at Google Today

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The Florida senator talked immigration reform for the first time in weeks.
The Florida senator talked immigration reform for the first time in weeks.

Marco Rubio has been pretty quiet about immigration reform lately, but he was asked about it at Google today and he gave a five minute answer. According to Politico, Rubio, when asked if legalization of the undocumented would help the economy, said:

“That’s just a fundamental decision the country will have to make. If the country decides they are prepared to incorporate 8 or 9 million people that violated our laws, the next question will be: ‘Are you prepared to have 8 or 9 million people living among you that can live here permanently for the rest of their lives but never become citizens?’ Rubio said in his five-minute long answer of continued disagreement between the House and Senate on immigration reform.

Of his own views, he added: “I don’t think it’s good for the country to have people that are forever permanently barred, who are legally here at this point but are permanently barred as citizens.”

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is Director of Legal Services at CARECEN and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra University. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.

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