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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8e0b0000Republican Marco Rubio is the junior U.S. Senator from Florida, a seat he has held since 2011. Prior to holding national office, he served as speaker in the Florida House of Representatives from 2007-2009. Rubio is the son of Cuban immigrants and a native of Miami. He attended the University of Miami School of Law.Rubio announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential race on April 13th, 2015. (You can watch video of his announcement speech below.)Video: Senator Marco Rubio's full presidential announcement speech, via C-SPAN)0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8e0b0001

Rubio: Radical Jihadists Using Refugee Crisis As Cover


Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says radical jihadists are using the refugee crisis as a cover to send terrorists to the West and that it's impossible for the United States to vet some Syrian migrants.

The debate over President Barack Obama's plans to accept 10,000 refugees from Syria over the next year is reaching a fever pitch in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, with many Republicans questioning whether the United States can adequately screen Syrian refugees. Rubio says that it may be easy to vet a young orphan or a well-known priest, but the U.S. has no way of knowing if someone has recently become radicalized.

He supports creating safe zones in Syria, and encouraging other Middle Eastern countries to play a greater role in taking refugees.

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