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Rubio to Obama: Call me maybe?

Chris Moody, Yahoo News
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Marco Rubio (Alan Diaz/AP)

In an ABC News interview scheduled for broadcast Monday night, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio responds to President Barack Obama's recent announcement that his administration won't enforce certain deportation laws related to young illegal immigrants, accusing the president of delaying long-term solutions for immigration reform.

Rubio is championing his own initiative that would provide non-immigrant visas to children of parents who came to the county illegally if they serve in the military or graduate from college, but his work on the measure was largely derailed by Obama's announcement.

"I'm trying to find a solution here, not a talking point. I'm trying to find an answer here, not a bumper-sticker slogan," Rubio said in an interview with ABC News' David Muir. "The president's is a two-year solution that expires after two years and does not really solve this in a lasting way. It just gets him through the election. ... The White House never called us about this. No one reached out to us and told us this was on its way. And, I mean, if they were serious about a real solution to this problem and not politicizing it, then why don't you reach out to people?"

The full interview, in which he discusses rumors that he will be tapped as Mitt Romney's running mate and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's media treatment in 2008, will premiere Monday on "World News with Diane Sawyer" at 6:35 p.m. ET.

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