“Marco Rubio Completes His Transformation From Pro-Reform Moderate to Anti-Immigrant Extremist”

“Marco Rubio Completes His Transformation From Pro-Reform Moderate to Anti-Immigrant Extremist”

Calling for End of DACA With or Without Immigration Reform, Rubio Puts Millions of DREAMers At Risk

WASHINGTON – Today in New Hampshire, Marco Rubio told reporters that if elected President, he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), President Obama’s 2012 executive action that protects 700,000 immigrant youth from deportation, even without passage of commonsense immigration reform. Below are remarks by Lupe Lopez, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Citizenship:

“Marco Rubio's transformation from pro-reform moderate to anti-immigrant extremist is now complete. He’s so desperate to climb in the polls and compete with Trump that he’s ready to say and do anything to win. Too bad the majority of American voters back a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant youth and their families.”

“Rubio is from Florida and has met DREAMers - and he knows that they are among the best and brightest that this country has to offer. That’s what’s shocking about his comments today. His pledge to end DACA puts millions of young people in this country at risk of deportation is not only politically outrageous, but just plain stupid. Shame on Senator Rubio.”

 

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