Almost two years ago while in campaign mode, then candidate Rubio started to take a more conservative position on immigration talking about sealing borders. And recently, he has started to straddle the in state tuition issue for undocumented youth, which he was once a supporter of as a state legislator in Florida now indicating that he wouldn’t support in state tuition for all undocumented youth. Now it seems that he may consider focusing on those with outstanding grades. In addressing the Washington Ideas Forum on Wednesday, Rubio said the following:
“We cannot be the anti-illegal immigration party. We have to be the pro-legal immigration party. We have to be a party that advocates for a legal immigration system that’s good for Americans, good for America and honors our tradition both as a nation of immigrants and as a nation of law.”
This warning comes as Mitt Romney ramps up his criticism of Rick Perry for having supported in state tuition for undocumented youth in Texas back in 2001. Romney has already come under criticism for his latest ad:
Do you think the current crop of GOP presidential contenders will heed Senator Rubio’s warnings?