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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, has shifted his stance on former President Trump’s plans for deportation of illegal immigrants. In a recent appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Rubio expressed support for Trump’s plan to use the military to deport illegal immigrants, stating that the country cannot absorb the large number of people who entered illegally. This marks a change from his previous criticism of Trump’s deportation plans during the 2015 presidential campaign when Rubio described the idea of rounding up and deporting millions of illegal immigrants as unrealistic.

Despite his previous reservations, Rubio now recognizes the need for action in addressing the issue of illegal immigration. He acknowledged the increase in the number of illegal immigrants currently in the country and argued that the U.S. faces a risk by not properly vetting the flow of incoming migrants. Rubio emphasized the importance of taking “dramatic” action to remove those who are in the country illegally, especially those who pose a potential threat and are unknown to authorities.

President Trump has pledged to carry out a mass deportation operation if he is re-elected in November, and has proposed using the National Guard if necessary to remove illegal immigrants from the country. Rubio’s shift in stance on this issue reflects a growing concern over the increasing number of people entering the country illegally and the challenges posed by this influx. Rubio characterizes this situation as “mass migration” and describes it as an invasion of the country, emphasizing the need for decisive action.

Rubio’s change in position since his time campaigning against Trump in 2015 can be attributed to the changing circumstances surrounding illegal immigration. He pointed out that the number of illegal immigrants in the country has significantly increased in recent years, leading to a shift in his perspective. Rubio expressed concerns about the potential presence of terrorists among those who have entered the country more recently, highlighting the urgency of addressing this issue and ensuring national security.

While Rubio’s office did not respond to requests for comment on his revised stance, his support for Trump’s deportation plans underscores the evolving nature of the debate on illegal immigration in the U.S. Rubio’s acknowledgment of the need for action and his endorsement of using the military to remove illegal immigrants signal a departure from his earlier criticisms of such approaches. As the issue of illegal immigration continues to be a contentious topic in American politics, Rubio’s shift in stance adds a new dimension to the ongoing debate on how to address this complex issue.

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