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Marco Rubio Says The DREAM Act Will Encourage 'Chain Migration' (VIDEO)

The Florida Senator expressed his views in an interview with Fox News Latino.

By Cristina Constantini

In an interview with Juan Williams on Sunday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio explained that he doesn't support The DREAM Act --- a measure supported by 90% of U.S. Latinos -- because it would encourage "chain migration" and illegal immigration.

According to documents obtained by the Tampa Times, however, Rubio's own family were beneficiaries of "chain migration." Rubio's father was, "sponsored by his sister-in-law, who was already living in Miami and who signed an affidavit in 1956 stating the family was "desirous of entering the United States of America as permanent residents," according to the Tampa Times report.

The DREAM Act is a bill which, if passed, would provide a path towards citizenship to some undocumented immigrants who have served in the military or attended college, and came to the U.S. at a young age. The measure is supported by 91 percent of Latinos, according to a recent study conducted by The Pew Hispanic Center.

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Virginia Johnson April 04, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Since I am not Latina, I don't know if my voice will be heard, but I don't believe the percentages of Latino's who want illegal immigration to be as high as this article states. I have many friends from other Countries including Mexico who do not want Illegal immigration. This certainly is a Dream Act for the recipients but for the taxpayer it is a nightmare. There are more than 12 million Americans of all nationalities out of work right now. How will this affect them? These laws displace our own citizens and depress wages. This Act is a sweeping amnesty and opens our borders even more. The new Act would allow children up to the age of 35 years old to have a free College education. Yes it is free because people here illegally from other Countries don't have to claim income tax. (legally). This Act takes away our own childrens chances to get an education. It is true that the Asians must score 270 points higher than Hispanics to be able to get into our Universities. Where is the fairness in that? Our border is sovereign and to give even more freebies to people in our Country who crossed our borders without visa's is a slap in the face of every documented student in America. Yes it is hard to get a Citizenship here but unlimited populations are unsustainable. Socialism is dying in every Country that has it. I agree with Senator Mark Rubio, that the Dream Act is sending a wrong signal. Thank you, Virginia from South Gate
Dely De Leon April 04, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Virginia I totally agree with what you say.
Virginia Johnson April 04, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Thank you so much. I meant to say at the beginning that my voice might not be heard on this particular subject because of the content. Looks like you figured that one out. Thanks again. virginia

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