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 family‚Äôs history that had special resonance in South Florida. He was the ‚Äúson of exiles,‚ÄĚ he told audiences, Cuban Americans forced off their beloved island after ‚Äúa thug,‚ÄĚ Fidel Castro, took power. But a review of documents ‚ÄĒ including naturalization papers and other official records ‚ÄĒ reveals that the Florida Republican‚Äôs account embellishes the facts. The documents show that Rubio‚Äôs parents came to the United States and were admitted for permanent residence more than 21 / 2 years before Castro‚Äôs forces overthrew the Cuban government and took power on New Year‚Äôs Day 1959.