Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio Admits He Would Have Illegally Immigrated to U.S.

| by Michael Allen

In his new memoir 'An American Son,' Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) admits that he would have crossed the border illegally into the United States for his family.

The son of Cuban immigrants wrote: “Many people who come here illegally are doing exactly what we would do if we lived in a country where we couldn’t feed our families. If my kids went to sleep hungry every night and my country didn’t give me an opportunity to feed them, there isn’t a law, no matter how restrictive, that would prevent me from coming here.”

Sen. Rubio is a strong candidate for Mitt Romney's vice presidential nominee.

President Obama recently issued a directive asking the Department of Homeland Security to defer deportations for some undocumented young people, which Sen. Rubio attacked because he was not consulted.

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Sen. Rubio also claimed that President Obama is “dividing even Hispanics against other groups of Hispanics" and “sets back our efforts to arrive at a balanced and responsible approach to this issue. It poisons the well. It leads to mistrust."