(ABC NEWS) Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida may be a rising star in the Republican Party, but he still takes his mother’s advice to heart.

In an interview with Time magazine, Rubio said his mother, Oriales Garcia Rubio, left him a voice mail in December that urged him to tread cautiously when it came to undocumented immigrants, whom she called “los pobrecitos,” Spanish for “the poor things.”

“Tony, some loving advice from the person who cares for you most in the world,” Rubio’s mother said in Spanish in a voice mail played for Time magazine. “Don’t mess with the immigrants, my son. Please, don’t mess with them.

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