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April 8th, 2014
07:47 PM ET

Rubio: Flap over Jeb Bush immigration comments 'casts a light on what a difficult issue it is'

(CNN) – On Sunday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said the debate over immigration reform needs to move past derisive rhetoric describing illegal immigrants.

"Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love, it's an act of commitment to your family," Bush said.

Many conservatives have criticized the comments.

"It casts a light on what a difficult issue it is," Sen. Marco Rubio said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

"There's rule of law issues that are implicated, but there's also a humanitarian aspect of it. Balancing those is very difficult," said Rubio.

For more of our interview with Sen. Marco Rubio, click the video above.

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