(CBS NEWS) Confronted several times by hecklers demanding immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, told attendees at a Republican fundraising barbecue that no country has been more generous to people from elsewhere than the United States.
"I'll start on that topic, how's that?" Rubio said, just moments into his presentation. "I actually sympathize with what they're saying."
Rubio, whose parents left Cuba in the 1950s, mentioned his childhood as part of a family of immigrants during his keynote address at the fourth annual "Faith and Freedom BBQ" fundraiser hosted by U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.
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