Undocumented immigration debate takes center stage
Obama policy change puts issue under microscope
- Duration 5:24
- Date Jun 25, 2012
Obama policy change puts issue under microscope
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It's -- last -- time magazine we are Americans an asterisk in the says oops just not legally.
And that man in the front there that's Jose Antonio Vargas he's joining me here he's an undocumented.
And you don't even qualify under the new DREAM -- no I I four months older so it's 38 under and at 1030 when February my goodness I know I felt old.
A jar jar fire there and I ask you think he'd -- understands people in your category.
You know -- I don't think it's even just misunderstanding I think it's you know we are so used to them.
Political partisan bickering on this issue that we refuse to see each other as human beings I think I think that's really more.
Didn't -- Joseph specifically look at him gap I don't you don't know my question is that slight.
You were just talking about having people intense with no air conditioning it's a 12030.
Greece isn't that as a -- -- -- you mean.
-- -- And yes give me.
Yes I am.
With a -- well I've had already happened million people come through those towns.
And then survived the weather and controversy is a good program save millions and millions of dollars.
Taxpayers' money so I have no problems.
Putting inmates in the -- The -- -- all of their -- that ethnic background.
Do you feel Jose is by the way Filipino you know American he's -- guys Valentino.
You know Spain occupy the Philippines to force entries thank you for saying that reminding people that -- -- many.
People have been Hispanic Hispanic names.
But here is his my my question -- yet is what the president did political pandering.
Look I mean saying that the president is playing politics is like saying LeBron did you know LeBron gets on the court in -- basketball.
I mean you can interpret that any way you want but always notice they're 36.
Undocumented people and not covered right because of what the president did.
Two Friday's ago 32 of them under the age of thirty.
Biology degrees engineering degrees lawyers doctors graphic designers to now be tax paying people in this country.
-- -- Author of a hostile take -- resisting centralized government stranglehold on America don't you want people who were.
Upwardly mobile hard working this young man -- Pulitzer Prize -- are already at the age of thirty and four months.
I I want everybody that wants to come to this country.
-- that wants to a barrel laws wants to respect.
American culture and traditions I want them all here but.
The thing that bugs Tea Party years.
Is this arbitrary -- of the rules like do we do we do we keep changing the rules from the top down.
I think Barack Obama had an opportunity to work -- Marco Rubio.
I think there's been an opportunity to do this and this is a political football.
And this is a failure of politics it's a -- in the INS.
And it's a failure.
Of an unwillingness of both parties -- to set a set of rules and then implement the same roles.
Tea Party values treat everybody exactly like everybody else under the laws of -- Now I agree with that I completely agree with you than -- one of the things that I really had to learn -- How incredibly outdated the whole immigration code -- the tax code is complicated look at immigration code right instead of giving people visas were giving were -- people to be smugglers.
And I think the fact that we haven't been able to actually put the partisanship aside and say look.
This is an issue that needs solving united -- a couple of nights ago I got so many emails from Tea -- -- and the commitment saying I agree with you let's solve this issue.
So instead of just throwing around a hot potato we should actually come up with some sort of a solution out roles like that at least President Obama said this is going to be a -- thirty and under and -- -- those are always that's -- -- -- hit it -- it is at least to start to to -- -- attorney and federal attorney -- We'll look at Auburn sure it knows he's just a phenomenal -- not that's not actually know that's the number from the house version of the DREAM Act that's -- -- -- that number of the senate version will be 35 and under which would have qualified.
But the point here is this we need comprehensive.
Immigration reform we dealt with a million people there's twelve million people like me around this country we pay taxes we contribute to this country and men want an actress and then -- Let's you have to -- the last word share are you in favor of immigration reform would you end under any circumstances back.
Kind of a legalization.
Of the eleven or twelve million who are here who do not have criminal records if they paid a fine if they otherwise were qualified to -- A prominent on the tell you something in summary I took an oath of office to enforce all the laws that the laws are on the books aren't going to enforce them if -- change the laws -- get rid of them.
I won't be involved that's -- position as the elected sheriff and that's the way I do it I enforce the laws.
-- up for reelection for the whereas the fourth or fifth time share.
Short changed now that her it's okay -- you how's it looking for him.
I don't know I got everybody taken shots the Justice Department just have to meet their breed of court great political timing I can go on and on.
But you know -- that the four million people of this coming make here the decisions.
Sheriff Joseph Arpaio thank you very much at least -- thank you Arthur right dollars Antonio Vargas meant to be a good luck with the book again hostile take --