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Photos: Rubio Tours The Villages Charter School

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) toured The Villages Charter School with Villages Charter School President Dr. Gary Lester. Rubio has long defended and supported school choice in Florida. While at the school, Rubio also met with members of the girl’s flag football...

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Rubio Habla Con Oscar Haza

“La Administración Biden nos ha puesto en una posición sumamente difícil, porque ahora Venezuela, a través de Maduro, está chantajeando a EE.UU.” El senador estadounidense Marco Rubio (R-FL) habló con Oscar Haza en Ahora con Oscar Haza de Zeta 92.3 y Mega TV, sobre el...

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Rubio Releases Statements On Tuesday’s Amendment Votes

Jun 18, 2013 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. –  As the Senate continues debate on S. 744, “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act”, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), released the following statement after voting against the Thune Amendment to S.744, which failed 39-54, and the Vitter Amendment to S.744, which failed 36-58:

“I support Senator Thune’s efforts to require completion of double layered border fencing. Properly deployed, these fences have proven highly effective in limiting illegal crossings. That is why the current bill requires $1.5 billion be spent specifically on a border fence plan. However, his amendment does not detail a specific border plan. Therefore, I opposed his amendment and instead continue to work with my Republican colleagues to arrive at a new measure that improves on the significant border security measures already in the bill.”

“I also support Senator Vitter’s goal of requiring the implementation of an entry-exit system to crack down on visa overstays, which accounts for 40 percent of today’s illegal immigrants.  The U.S. must have an effective tool to ensure that visitors who enter our country legally leave when they are supposed to.  However, his amendment delays the process of submitting illegal immigrants to background checks and the imposition of fines for having violated our immigration laws.  Therefore, I opposed his amendment and will continue working with my Republican colleagues to improve the entry-exit system measures in the legislation.”