Rubio, in Spanish: ‘No One Is Planning on Deporting 12 Million People’

Rubio said as president he would incrementally improve the immigration system, not seek a comprehensive overhaul

[Editor's Note: The translation below came from a news clip posted to YouTube via the Media Research Center. Breitbart published an article taking issue with its accuracy. We would  note that in both versions, Rubio says DACA has to end.]

RUBIO: “I believe DACA is important. It can’t be terminated from one moment to the next, because there are already people benefiting from it. But yes, it is going to have to end. It can’t be the permanent policy of the United States, and I don’t think that’s what they’re asking either. I think everyone prefers immigration reform.”
RAMOS: “But then, to clarify, you would put an end to DACA once immigration reform is approved, but what would happen Senator if there is no immigration reform, would you cancel DACA anyway?”
RUBIO: “Well, at some point it is going to have to end, that is to say, it can’t continue being the permanent policy of the United States. I believe, if I become President, it is going to be possible to achieve immigration reform. It is not going to be comprehensive, that is to say, it is not going to all be in one massive bill. We already tried that a few years ago. We’ve seen there isn’t political support for it and I think we’ve wasted a lot of time in this process, when we could have made progress through the steps I’ve advocated.  Unfortunately, a lot has been spent with that, it’s become an even more controversial subject, more difficult to make progress on, but I’m still saying it’s important to modernize our system and that means improving the way we enforce in the future, modernizing the immigration system so that it isn’t as costly and bureaucratic and we have to deal with the 12 million human beings who are here and no one, no one is advocating a plan to deport 12 million people, so that topic has to be dealt with as well.”

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