Latin Post -- Selena Hill

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio criticized immigration reform activists on Friday, arguing that immigrants do not have "right" to live in the United States.

"You don't have a right to illegally immigrate here," said the Florida senator during a discussion at the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit in Washington, D.C., adding that he finds rhetoric that suggests undocumented residents have a right to stay in the U.S. problematic.

"And one of the problems I have with the groups out there that are advocating for immigration reform, some of them, is they approach this debate with the argument that they have a right to be here," he said. "It's not a right ... there is no right to illegally immigrate anywhere in the world."

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Updated: Wed, May 20th 2015 @ 10:15am EDT