Republican Florida Senator and 2016 presidential hopeful Marco Rubio tells CBS' Bob Schieffer what he would do as president to tackle the immigration problem. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who announced his run for the White House earlier this month, told CBS' Bob Schieffer why he is running for the highest elected office in the land. In a taped interview that aired Sunday (April 19) on Face the Nation, Rubio said he wants to lead the nation through what he said was an "extraordinary", "post-industrial era". "I think the 21st century is going to be better than the 20th century but there's some things that we're going to have to do to make that happen," Rubio said. The White House hopeful also outlined the "first things" he would do as president to tackle the U.S. immigration problem, including putting into place an e-verify system, an entry/exit tracking system and improved border security. "Once we achieve that, step two would be, we would modernize our legal immigration system. Less family based, more merit based," he said. Rubio, 43 and the son of Cuban immigrants, has cast himself as a fresh face who could move the country past the Bush and Clinton dynasties that have led American politics for decades and are seeking to again.