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

Victoria_29 Wrote: Apr 28, 2013 3:45 PM
The ONLY way to fix this bill is shred it, NO AMNESTY...PERIOD end of story. Rubio is a fool if he buys progressives will secure border-that lie has been told before. START over-BORDER security bill-proven & in effect ONCE illegals are stopped coming in & ones here deported we might talk about immigration reform without amnesty for illegals-who FYI are criminals.

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: