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.