Asked on Wednesday whether he would keep Obama's 2012 deferred action program that protects undocumented youth from deportation if Congress doesn't pass a new immigration law, Marco Rubio said, "No, it will have to end at some point."
Democrats seized on the comments immediately, firing off statements about Rubio's damning "transformation."
Sen. Bob Menendez called it part of the "race to the bottom to attack Latinos and immigrant families."
The DNC said Rubio is "about as trustworthy on immigration reform as he is on his tax plan and his personal finances."
Alliance4Citizenship said his "transformation from pro-reform moderate to anti-immigrant extremist is now complete."
America's Voice said, "Finally, we get a clear answer from Senator Marco Rubio on this important question."