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Sen. Marco Rubio warns of immigration reform executive order

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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. Alex Wong/Getty Images

The immigration debate has lulled as Congress members return home for the August recess, but this week Senator Marco Rubio issued a strong warning to House Republicans: Fix the immigration system soon, or the Obama White House will.

In an interview with Tallahassee radio host Preston Scott, Rubio said:

“I believe that this president will be tempted, if nothing happens in Congress, he will be tempted to issue an executive order like he did for the DREAM Act kids a year ago, where he basically legalizes 11 million people by the sign of a pen. Now, we won’t get an E-Verify, we won’t get any border security. But he’ll legalize them.” 

Here to tell us more is Politico reporter Everett Burgess.  

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