Bill O’Reilly grilled Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on his policy will be on illegal immigration and immigration in general. The candidate appeared on Monday’s broadcast of FOX News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor.
Rubio said his immigration plan, once the U.S.-Mexico border is secure, “depends on what the American people will support.” Rubio says once “we prove to the American people” that illegal immigration is under control, he believes Americans will respond in a “very rational, reasonable and responsible way.”
“As far as the 12 million that are here? Look, I don’t believe the American people support some sort of militaristic round-up of individuals, and I don’t think you could carry it out. The sort of tactics it would required would offend the American people,” Rubio said.
“The good news is that we don’t have to do it that way. If you secure our border — if you secure our border, if you put in place mandatory e-verify, you put in place a mandatory entry exit tracking system, if we prove to the American people that illegal immigration is finally under control, I think the American people will respond in a very rational, reasonable and responsible way,” the candidate told O’Reilly.
Rubio gave his criteria for those allowed to stay.