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Sen. Marco Rubio pushes for stronger English requirement for US citizenship

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks as (L-R) Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) listen during a news conference on immigration reform April 18, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The senators discussed the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act". Alex Wong/Getty Images

Florida Senator Rep. Marco Rubio, announced he'll introduce an amendment to the Senate immigration bill that would require citizens to be proficient in English. That's the latest in a list of amendments that Rubio is now trying to rework into the bill to make it more appealing to Conservative senators.

Rubio is a member of the Senate Gang of Eight who helped craft the original legislation, which got us wondering: What is Rubio thinking? 

Congressional reporter Rebecca Kaplan from the National Journal joins the show with more. 

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