Marco Rubio says immigration law not 'amnesty'

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FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., center,speaks at a Capitol Hill news conference with a bipartisan group of leading senators to announce their agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation's immigration laws. Eight senators meet in private several times a week, alternating between, from left, Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., and Sen. Charles Schumer’s, D-N.Y., offices, and in a capital riven by partisanship and gridlock, they are determined to be the exception and actually get something done. This is immigration reform's ' Gang of Eight'. At right is Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., The group includes Sen.s Lindsey Graham, R–S.C., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., not shown here. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., center,speaks at a Capitol Hill news conference with a bipartisan group of leading senators to announce their agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation's immigration laws. Eight senators meet in private several times a week, alternating between, from left, Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., and Sen. Charles Schumer’s, D-N.Y., offices, and in a capital riven by partisanship and gridlock, they are determined to be the exception and actually get something done. This is immigration reform's " Gang of Eight". At right is Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., The group includes Sen.s Lindsey Graham, R–S.C., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., not shown here. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

— U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says a proposed immigration bill expected to be introduced this week won't offer amnesty to those who entered the U.S. illegally.

The Florida Republican, who appeared on five news shows Sunday, says "there will be consequences for having violated the laws."

Rubio's proposal would require people to pass a "rigorous background check" and pay fines and application fees to receive a permit that would allow them to "work, travel and pay taxes." After 10 years they would be able to apply for permanent residency and an eventual path to citizenship.

Under the proposal, the applicants would not be eligible immediately for any federal benefits such as health care.

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