After initially standing against it, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has changed his mind on former President Donald Trump’s deportation plans.

During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Rubio said, “Yes” when asked whether he is in support of Trump’s plan to deport illegal immigrants from the country using the National Guard.

“We cannot absorb 25, 30 million people who entered this country illegally. They’re here illegally, what country on earth could tolerate that?” he said.

Rubio’s renewed stance represents a total turnaround from his previous stance on the issue, as he was critical of Trump’s plan to crack down and deport millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S., a sentiment he made clear in 2015 when he was campaigning against Trump for president.

“We have 12 or 13 million human beings who have been here for a long time,” he said at the time. “There’s not really a realistic way of rounding up and deporting 12 or 13 million people and our nation wouldn’t want to do that anyway. It does need to be addressed and it does need to be addressed in a series of manners; we’re not going to be able to do it in one big piece of legislation – we learned that two years ago, the last time we tried.”

Rubio said that millions more illegal immigrants have come into the country since 2015. “When I said that back in 2013 when I was involved in immigration reform, we had 11, 12 million people that had been here for longer than a decade, now we’ve had almost that number in the last three years alone,” he stated.

Highlighting the dangers of the Biden administration’s inability to properly monitor the inflow of migrants, Rubio argued that there is the need for “dramatic action,” as some of the people coming in could be “terrorists.”

“We’re going to have to do something dramatic to remove people from this country that are here illegally, especially people we know nothing about.”

“This is not immigration, this is mass migration. This is an invasion of the country,” she added.

When host Kristen Welker pointed out that Trump’s plan could lead to what “would be the largest deportation operation in American history,” Rubio said, “11 million? That was the number 10 years ago! We’re talking upwards of 20, 25, maybe 30 million!”

Trump has promised the “largest deportation operation in American history” should he get reelected to the White House in November.

During an interview on Fox News’ “Hannity” in February, he said, “We have to deport a lot of people, and they have to start immediately.”

He also revealed that he will use local police to implement the deportation plan if needed. “It’s going to be the local police are going to turn them over, and we’re going to have to move them back to their country,” he continued.