Rubio and Cruz Battle Over Immigration

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) argued on stage about immigration issues during the Saturday night GOP debate.

Marco Rubio: “I want immigration reform to pass, I want people to be able to come out of the shadows, and he proposed an amendment that would have legalized people here. Not only that, he proposed doubling the number of green cards. Hr proposed a 500% increase on guest workers. Now his position is different. Now, now he is a passionate opponent of all those things. So he either wasn’t telling the truth then, or he isn’t telling the truth now. But to argue he’s a pursuit on immigration is just not true.”

Ted Cruz: “You know, the lines are very very clear. Marco right now supports citizenship for 12 million people here illegally. I oppose citizenship, Marco stood on the debate stage, and said that but I would note not only that but Marco has a long record when it comes to amnesty and the state of Florida, Speaker of The House, he supported in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, in addition to that Marco went on Univision, in Spanish, and said he would not rescind President Obama’s illegal executive action on his first day in office. I have promised to rescind every single illegal executive action, including that one. and on the question–”

Moderator: “Very quickly.”

Marco Rubio: “First of all, I don’t know how he knows what I said on Univision because he doesn’t speak Spanish. And second of all, the other point I would make–in Spanish.”

Chandler Gill

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Chandler Gill is a Media Analyst for the Free Beacon. Before joining the Free Beacon, she interned at the Heritage Foundation. Chandler went to Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied Political Science. She was raised in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. In her free time, Chandler enjoys reading and walking around the D.C. area. Her twitter handle is @chandlergillDC.

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