Eva Castillo, who is affiliated with the New Hampshire Alliance of Immigrants and Refugees, was less satisfied with Rubio’s answers to her concerns about the country’s immigration policies. A Manchester resident who is originally from Venezuela, Castillo said she felt Rubio was too “close-minded” on these issues.
“Who would you start deporting first?” Castillo asked after Rubio told her he was against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents programs.
“It’s not about deporting,” Rubio responded, calmly. “At the end of the day, I actually want us to fix the immigration issue. As you must be aware, I’ve offered immigration solutions.”
“Do you still support them?” Castillo followed up.
“No, because we can’t pass it. I’m not going to waste any more time on things that can’t pass,” Rubio explained. “What I am willing to do is to prove to people we’re going to enforce our immigration laws, and if we can do that I think people will be very reasonable about what we do with the people who have been here a long time who haven’t otherwise violated our laws.”
Castillo and Rubio's entire interaction can be found here: