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Rubio: ‘It Feels Kind Of Weird’ To Deport Undocumented Immigrants Who Came To The U.S. As Children

By Amanda Peterson Beadle on June 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm

"Rubio: ‘It Feels Kind Of Weird’ To Deport Undocumented Immigrants Who Came To The U.S. As Children"

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) told the National Review’s Bob Costa that there is a “growing consensus” in favor of not deporting undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. “If you were four years old when your parents brought you here illegally, and you have grown up here your whole life and don’t even speak Spanish, and you are your high school’s valedictorian, you have a lot to contribute to our future. It kind of feels weird to deport you,” Rubio said. Before President Obama announced a new policy to not deport DREAM Act-eligible undocumented students, Rubio had been planning to introduce a GOP version of the bill, but now, he said he will not push for it.

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