Rubio: I won't abandon immigration reform until it's done

Is Marco Rubio walking away from his own immigration bill?

No way, the Florida Republican senator told reporters on Thursday, promising to throw himself into passage of a compromise overhaul bill that he crafted with seven colleagues while also demanding “improvements” that spell out a border-security plan.

“I’m working as hard today on immigration reform as I ever have,” Rubio said. “That’s what I’m committed to trying to accomplish, and that’s what I’m spending all of my time on, figuring out how we can get a bill that passes the Senate and serves as a starting point to get it passed in the House as well.

“I won’t abandon this issue until it’s done, until we get a bill passed.”