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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Marco Rubio Makes a Case for Immigration Overhaul - NYTimes.com

The impending introduction of legislation to overhaul the country’s badly strained immigration system received an extraordinary endorsement on Sunday from Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, who, after holding back for weeks, appeared on no fewer than seven television talk shows to explain and defend a plan that he said would be “a net positive for the country, now and in the future.”

It was a striking show of confidence from Mr. Rubio, one of eight members of a bipartisan Senate group that has been crafting a plan to provide a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants; only weeks ago he had been a voice for caution, a counterweight to the optimism being expressed by others in the group.

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