Rubio on Trump’s Muslim Ban, Mass Deportations: ‘That’s Not Going To Happen’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at the Hudson Institute May 10, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” former presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s proposals of a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States or mass deportation of undocumented immigrants living and working in America are not going to happen. On mass deportation Rubio said, “Well, I’ve said this before. Donald’s argument is that he’s going to create this program, and the reality of it is he can’t do it. You can’t round up and deport 11 million people. There are people that need to be deported. Criminals need to be deported. But you can’t round up and deport 11, 10, 9 million people. The American people wouldn’t stand for it once they saw what it would take to make that happen. And what’s why I argue for piecemeal step-by-step approach which begins with enforcement and I think leads to the confidence we need from the American people to do something reasonable but responsible about people facing these circumstances.” He added, “I think there are people that need to be deported, criminals, people that are dangerous, quite frankly, people that haven’t been here that long. there have to be cut off points. I