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Rick Santorum: All Undocumented Immigrants Come Here With 'Bad Intent'

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum declared over the weekend that all undocumented immigrants had "bad intent" when they came into the United States.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum declared over the weekend that all undocumented immigrants had "bad intent" when they came into the United States.

Speaking to CBS host John Dickerson on Sunday, Santorum said that he disagreed with Donald Trump's assertion that Mexico was sending "rapists" across the border.

"The vast majority of people coming legally from Mexico and other places are people who want to do the right thing," Santorum observed. "People who are coming illegally obviously are coming with a bad intent. Let's just be honest, they coming with the clear intent of breaking the law."

"I don't think we can sugarcoat that, but that doesn't mean everyone who's coming across is a rapist or a murderer or anything else," he opined. "But they are breaking the law, and I think Donald points to a very important thing, which is, we have a serious problem of illegal immigration in this country that is undermining American workers."

The candidate accused undocumented immigrants of "lowering the standard of living for people who are here legally."

"While I don't like the verbiage he's used," Santorum said of Trump. "I like the fact that he's focused on a very important issue for American workers, and particularly legal immigrants."

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