Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Thursday that the Republican Party needs to improve its message on illegal immigration in order to appeal to more Hispanic voters.
"It's really hard to get people to listen to you … if they think you want to deport their grandmother," he said. "You can be for legal immigration. You don't have to be for amnesty, but you also have to realize that these people are human beings."
Republicans have talked about immigration increasingly in the wake of last week's election, when President Obama overwhelmingly won Hispanic voters with 71 percent of the vote.