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Exclusive Interview: Rubio Calls Immigration Proposal a "Starting Point"

No-Way-Jose Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 11:41 AM
"Okay, first of all, the burden to prove they've been here is on them. So if they can't prove it, they can't stay, and it's not our fault." So if they can't prove it, then we're going to have law enforcement handcuff them immediately and escort them out to a waiting bus for deportation? Yeah right, and I've got a bridge in Booklyn for sale. The reality is that if they can't prove it, an overwhelmed, disinterested, and incompetent bureacracy is going to wave them through anyway.
Steve1579 Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 11:48 AM
But if a cop or official asks them to prove that they are here legally, they get sued by La Raza, NAACP, or even our own DOJ. A lose-lose situation with oour present Administration running interference for the illegal team..

In an exclusive interview with Townhall, Sen. Marco Rubio repeatedly emphasizes that the "Gang of Eight" framework on comprehensive immigration reform is not a "take it or leave it" proposition.  He strongly encourages fellow conservatives to help improve and strengthen the bill as the legislative process advances.  Below is the audio and transcript of the full exchange, which will air on my radio program this weekend.  Rubio addresses various provisions within the legislation, as well as some conservatives' objections -- general and specific -- to the framework: