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Rubio Backs Focus on Border Security Over Reversing Obama Orders

Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, listens to a question during an interview after an event at the Uber Technologies Inc. office in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, March 24, 2014.

Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, listens to a question during an interview after an event at the Uber Technologies Inc. office in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, March 24, 2014.

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Senator Marco Rubio said Republicans in Congress should focus more on strengthening U.S. border security and other immigration measures than on trying to overturn President Barack Obama’s orders easing deportations.

“I would prefer we would spend the majority of our time actually acting on our immigration reform platform,” Rubio, a Florida Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate, said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast Wednesday in Washington.