Rubio, one of that tiny number of Republican minorities who the Republicans try to push into national prominence in their pathetic effort to appear less white, is often seen as a rising star in the Party and a possible VP nominee. Now, it turns out that the moving story of his parents exile from Cuba was simply a lie. Maybe he can get a job on Fox? Marco Rubio’s compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show - The Washington Post During his rise to political prominence, Sen. Marco Rubio frequently repeated a compelling version of his familyâ€™s history that had special resonance in South Florida. He was the â€śson of exiles,â€ť he told audiences, Cuban Americans forced off their beloved island after â€śa thug,â€ť Fidel Castro, took power. But a review of documents â€” including naturalization papers and other official records â€” reveals that the Florida Republicanâ€™s account embellishes the facts. The documents show that Rubioâ€™s parents came to the United States and were admitted for permanent residence more than 21 / 2 years before Castroâ€™s forces overthrew the Cuban government and took power on New Yearâ€™s Day 1959.