Published On: Sun, Apr 14th, 2013

Marco Rubio faces tough immigration questions from Chris Wallace on Fox ‘Why is that not amnesty’

Florida Senator Marco Rubio continued to face difficult challenges for his support for immigration reform legislation in the Senate. Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday put Rubio on the defense of his position on the legislation saying that what he supports is not amnesty.

Chris Wallace Marco Rubio immigration reform interviewWallace told Rubio that most people in Washington see the granting of some kind of legal status to illegal immigrants as amnesty that will never be revoked.

“I think that’s where people are misunderstanding. They don’t get anything. What they get is an opportunity to apply for it. They still have to qualify for it. They have to pass the background check, they have to pay a registration fee, they have to pay a fine and then they have to renew it,” said Rubio, who seemed increasingly perturbing by the questioning.

Nicknamed the Gang of Eight, a group of bipartisan Senators have been working on immigration reform legislation for months.

The group plans to release it sometime this week. Critics with knowledge of the plan have continuously charged that it is a form of amnesty. Wallace brought this up to Rubio and he denied these charges.

“This is not amnesty. Amnesty is the forgiveness of something. Amnesty is anything that says ‘do it illegally it will be cheaper and easier,’” said Rubio.

Rubio championed his legislation as creating a difficult path to citizenship for people already in the country illegally.

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