Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says if elected president he’d end 2012 executive program to shield young people from deportation.
- “It will have to end at some point,” Rubio tells reporters after an event at Saint Anselm College in N.H.
- Says “ideal” situation would be for Congress to enact reform
- “But if it doesn’t, it will end. It cannot be the permanent policy of the United States”
- NOTE: Program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, has protected ~500k young people brought to U.S. illegally as children from deportation and given them temporary work permits