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.”