Skip to comments.Marco Rubio’s compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show
Posted on 10/20/2011 5:54:25 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
During his rise to political prominence, Sen. Marco Rubio frequently repeated a compelling version of his familys history that had special resonance in South Florida. He was the son of exiles, he told audiences, Cuban Americans forced off their beloved island after a thug, Fidel Castro, took power.
But a review of documents including naturalization papers and other official records reveals that the Florida Republicans account embellishes the facts. The documents show that Rubios parents came to the United States and were admitted for permanent residence more than 21 / 2 years before Castros forces overthrew the Cuban government and took power on New Years Day 1959.
The supposed flight of Rubios parents has been at the core of the young senators political identity, both before and after his stunning tea-party-propelled victory in last years Senate election. Rubio now considered a prospective 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate and a possible future presidential contender mentions his parents in the second sentence of the official biography on his Senate Web site. It says that Mario and Oriales Rubio came to America following Fidel Castros takeover.
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this guy’s being flouted as our new president, but he’s done nothing.
Don’t you wish they were this thorough vetting another fellow I can think of?
That still makes them exiles
If that’s the best they can do, then I would say that it’s the WaPo that is misrepresenting the facts. Castro began his revolution in 1952. The mere fact that he did not actually overthrow Batista until 1959 does not mean that the Rubios were not motivated to leave by the rise of Castro.
It makes him an ineligible anchor baby.
Rubios office confirmed Thursday that his parents arrived in the United States in 1956 but noted that while they were prepared to live here permanently, they always held out the hope and the option of returning to Cuba if things improved. They returned to Cuba several times after Castro came to power to assess the situation with the hope of eventually moving back, the office said in a statement.
In a brief interview Thursday, Rubio said his accounts have been based on family lore. Im going off the oral history of my family, he said. All of these documents and passports are not things that I carried around with me.
He said of his parents: They were from Cuba. They wanted to live in Cuba again. They tried to live in Cuba again, and the reality of what it was made that impossible.
It took his parents 19 years to become US citizens.
Native born, not natural born.
Ineligible to be President or VP.
I like the guy, but he isn’t eligible to be president besides the fact he hasn’t done anything.
Like me as well. Native born, not natural born.
heard that one of his top aids lobbied the state (FL) to bump up it’s primary. Hmmmmmm.
born May 28, 1971 in Miami, FL (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Mario Rubio born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.
Oria Garcia born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.
Parents were NOT US Citizens at the time of his birth (Does NOT meet the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Marco Rubio is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.
Morco's status is the same as that of Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama, who is NOT a Natural Born Citizen.
I think it's always been clear that Rubio isn't a natural born citizen.
However, Rubio claimed that his parents came to the US AFTER Castro took over Cuba.
Sure do. This story was sent to me as a WaPo “alert”!
I am still waiting for any alerts on Obama’s family “embellishments”...not to mention the embellishments on his LFBC and in his "Dreams"!
This is getting to be more and more the case with the Post as it goes totally out of the news business.
The problem is we have a majority of citizens including a boatload of FReepers who want no part of the Constitutional truth.