Is our immigration system really broken?
Debate over reform heats up
- Duration 2:58
- Date Jan 30, 2013
Debate over reform heats up
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Or he oppose us my next guests take on the president's immigration reform push -- -- -- so is the executive director of the group Mi Familia but top.
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Which in the -- yes so why what is the president oh you're group what does -- Well and in the press and those are normal all -- are -- the president and the first.
Around said that the issue immigration was going to be an issue that needed to be fixed.
And -- 2008 and by the way it was not the only first person to say that.
President Bush and the first start and the first term a second term also agreed that this issue of immigration and to be fixed.
So we expect them to this issue gets did -- -- the second time around.
But as you did do the American people that's dealt did they -- you that I mean that we -- there are a lot of people out there say.
They're there there's effective immigration going on in America if you just wait in line fill out the forms do it properly.
You become a citizen I don't think that that is I -- coming to quite frankly it is not a system that allows up to to do that or else everybody will be in line waiting to.
To make sure they get the -- is a reason why is a bipartisan support to fix and we wish -- reform.
Because obviously the system has not worked in the way the system work for now -- broken this has been recognized -- consent by President Bush has been recognized.
Senators and pendant and on the Republican side and the more democratic side so much -- thinks about.
Time to get this issue immigration results should what should America do with the eleven million illegal immigrants that are parents are here now.
I think that we are and in an agreement with the -- style from the president as well as from the bipartisan group that -- people in this country should be given the opportunity.
To come for and to legalize the status -- a path to citizenship.
That's what we only have a path to citizenship legally.
No we don't people who want to have a would have this eleven million people are ready in this country seeking from that it's a reason why this law needs to be fixed while.
I'm not sure I agree sir I in fact that note we do have a little legal path to citizenship it in America I think we have eleven billion people here because frankly it's easy to get here.
You kind of walk across across the border you're here I think the U misinformed and it's not a CC this is just walking and many people risk their lives.
The most of the people to come to this country is to help.
To this problem is -- the relatives as well as the economy -- this country don't get me wrong I think it illegal immigration is vital vital to the economy here we need more workers we need more economy we need more economic activity I think -- immigrant workers are fantastic.
They they provide us with a a thriving economy.
But doing -- -- and that's all upset but the reality is today we have eleven million workers in this country.
Court contribute to society in this and as part of the fabric of this country and we need to be about what to do with obviously.
Is not gonna deport everybody and -- so good to have you I just think we need to close the border first and then figured out thank you so much -- displeasure.