Rubio: I ‘Won’t Abandon’ Immigration Reform Until Bill Passes

AP

After threatening earlier this week to vote against his own immigration reform bill, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) told reporters Thursday “I won’t abandon this issue until it’s done, until we get a bill passed,” according to the Orlando Sentinel.

“I’m working as hard today on immigration reform as I ever have,” Rubio said. “That’s what I’m committed to trying to accomplish, and that’s what I’m spending all of my time on, figuring out how we can get a bill that passes the Senate and serves as a starting point to get it passed in the House as well.”

Rubio promised to promote a compromise overhauling the bill that includes adding border-security provisions in order to get it to pass, the Sentinel reported.

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