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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the son of Cuban immigrants. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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In this May 13, 2014, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

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Sens. John McCain (left) and Marco Rubio (right), and Sen. Lindsey Graham — who all collaborated with Mr. Obama and Democrats last year to pass a broad legalization bill in the Senate — said in a letter that the president lacks the legal authority to act on his own. (Associated Press)

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Marco Rubio is one of three GOP senators who sent a letter to President Obama warning him against granting legal status to illegal immigrants amid concerns of border security and potential terrorism. (associated press)

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a potential 2016 presidential candidate, speaks during a public rally at U.S. House candidate Rod Blum's campaign office on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Jessica Reilly) ** FILE **

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., addresses a Republican fundraiser as Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., right, looks on, Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Fargo, N.D. North Dakota Republicans said Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's appearance at a fundraiser Tuesday night should encourage party faithful to finish off what they expect to be a successful election. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy)

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Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 8, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington on June 19, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Trying to win forgiveness for pushing a failed immigration overhaul, Rubio is rushing to woo social conservatives ahead of a potential 2016 White House run. While Rubio has consistently held conservative positions on abortion and gay marriage, his emphasis now is an effort to find support among social conservatives who have yet to settle on a favored candidate in the presidential campaign that is in its nascent stages. (AP Photo)

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Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.) arrives before speaking at an event entitled, "Strong Values for a Strong America" focusing on America's family issues at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center at Catholic University, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.) arrives before speaking at an event entitled, "Strong Values for a Strong America" focusing on America's family issues at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center at Catholic University, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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"What I think would have prevented that from happening is sufficient border security on the ground," Sen. Marco Rubio says. (Associated Press)

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"What I think would have prevented that from happening is sufficient border security on the ground," Sen. Marco Rubio says. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida favors a more aggressive U.S. military campaign to combat Islamic militants in Iraq. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this June 19, 2014, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. Rubio hopes everyone’s summer is off to a good start. Please send money. Welcome to the unending, inbox-clogging world of online campaign fundraising, set against a backdrop of a June 30 Federal Election Commission deadline for candidates to disclose their campaign finances. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

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** FILE ** This Jan. 8, 2014, file photo shows Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is greeted by Iowa Republican senatorial candidate Joni Ernst, right, before speaking at a rally with Ernst supporters, Monday, June 2, 2014, in Urbandale, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Young supporters listen as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) campaigns with Republican gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Governor Ken Cuccinelli the day before election day at a campaign stop, Warrenton, Va., Monday, November 4, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., listens during a luncheon program at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)