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Marco Rubio Responds to Rand Paul and Jeb Bush on Immigration



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On CNN’s The Lead today, Senator Marco Rubio offered his thoughts on Senator Paul’s immigration speech. He said that Rand Paul’s statements showed there was a growing consensus for immigration reform. Rubio then reiterated the main points of his plan: modernizing our legal immigration system, enforcing existing laws, and finding a way to give legal status to the current population of illegal immigrants without granting “blanket amnesty.”

He also addressed Jeb Bush’s claim that Rubio was previously not in favor of a “pathway to citizenship,” by explaining that he has never been in favor of a “special” pathway to citizenship. He said that he wants to provide illegal immigrants with the ability to eventually apply for a green card, but that there would not be “a special pathway to a green card, citizenship, or anything else, because it’s unfair to the people who are doing it the right way and it would incentivize illegal immigration in the future.”



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