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Rand Paul: US 'can't invite the whole world'

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Photo - Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks at a GOP Freedom Summit, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Manchester, N.H.  Several potential Republican White House contenders _ among them Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee _ headline a conference Saturday in New Hampshire, hosted by the conservative groups Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks at a GOP Freedom Summit, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Manchester, N.H. Several potential Republican White House contenders _ among them Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee _ headline a conference Saturday in New Hampshire, hosted by the conservative groups Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love."

In an interview that aired Sunday, Paul said that those immigrants "are not bad people" but added the United States "can't invite the whole world" inside its borders.

Paul, the Kentucky Republican eyeing a 2016 campaign, says Bush should have kept his focus on controlling the U.S. borders.

Bush, a former Florida governor, says the GOP cannot demonize immigrants and should show compassion. He described illegal immigration as an "act of love" by people trying to provide for their families.

Paul was interviewed on ABC's "This Week" during a visit to early nominating New Hampshire.

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