RUSH: Full disclosure, I received a phone call from Senator Rubio this morning about an hour ago, a little over an hour ago. He had gotten wind of something I had said earlier this week in response to his interview with a Spanish language network outlet in which he said that legalization must happen first and then border security second. And I said it’s a little disappointing. I was under the impression that Senator Rubio was in or out based on border security. Look, all of this is academic anyway, folks.
RUSH: And Senator Rubio said last time he was on the program, “Well, a couple of points. First of all, the legalization doesn’t begin automatically. We don’t want to wait on legalizing, and I’ll tell you why. My original position was that we wanted to secure the border first and then legalize. The problem is, we have millions of people here now, by some estimates 10 to 11 million, we want to know who they are and freeze the problem in place. I don’t want that number to grow. It behooves us to know who they are as soon as possible so it doesn’t get worse.” He was reminding me that he had indicated on this program that legalization is something that he now thinks has to happen soon in order to identify those who are here so that that number can be stopped and set at whatever it is.