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All right -- Texas governor Rick Perry now criticizing the Obama administration.
Over the release of hundreds of the -- illegal immigrants she said.
As a result of the sequester.
The Homeland Security Department saying that more of these detainees will be let go as a result of the budget cuts Governor Perry went On the Record w/ Greta last night -- them.
Who these people are Greta that we've we've made the request we've asked.
Dyson and all the way up to DHS now we did get a response back from secretary Napolitano and she gave -- -- of the the carpet bombing approach if you well that there's going to be huge.
Disk and Bobby elation lots of problems and who here we've heard and -- all of that and and and the fact of the matter is a lot of that's just been hyped up.
But when you start talking about turning loose.
Individuals who could be.
Quite have criminal and -- nature.
That's a big problem and this administration.
He needs to be thoughtful about how you deal with the sequester issue and and and cutting in prioritizing.
We do it in the states every day.
In states every day he says in terms of budgeting -- where the cuts will come from.
Joined now by former Arizona senator John Kyle who is now Fox News contributor this is his first appearance in that role and we welcome you back to the show senator good to see this morning.
Well thanks very much -- this group to be with you well you obviously from Arizona and spent so much of your career thinking about talking about these issues with regard to border safety.
Your reaction when you heard that as a result of the sequester -- we're gonna start to release.
Hundreds if not thousands of illegal immigrants from detention centers.
Incidently our governor Jan Brewer is shared the concerns of Texas governor.
Perry about the number of people in the way that they're being released and asked the same question of who exactly these are.
I was confused at first because there were a lot of different stories coming out of the department Homeland Security it was hundreds -- thousands.
It was made by people on down the line no it was made by people at the highest levels really wasn't related sequester well yes it was and I'm not sure that we really still know precisely why but I suspected part of it has to do with the administration's effort to try to portray.
The effects of sequestration is so bad that the people will rise up and try to put pressure on congress and the president to do something about it.
But I noticed that there was a story in the New York Times that profiled.
The typical person being released her prisoner being released.
Was a man who had violated his probation.
And child abuse rising out of -- domestic.
The dispute now.
You know women and children can't be too happy about the prospect that this is the kind of person.
That may be released so an actor to problems the first is practical the number of people and what kind of people they are in what might do and our society.
And second and I hope we can talk about this is the political problem because of the trust that's going to be necessary to pass comprehensive immigration reform and this really shatters that trust.
-- ally and moved to that larger issue of immigration reform and a second by you know when you look at that possibility that they it if what you're saying is true and that there is to some extent a political implication here or desire here.
To prove that you know if you know don't -- with some budget agreement.
He's a kind of things that happen if any of these folks hurt somebody -- going to be a huge story.
It is inoculation that that you know that that will reflect poorly on on Republicans that's a pretty risky bet is that.
It is indeed and I think the next question that you're gonna see.
All people in congress are asking as well what did all of the other departments do about the necessity of cutting back on their spending remember.
The definition of sequestration is across the board.
Every account is reduced by the same percentage you don't get to choose which ones you reduce and which ones you don't.
I'd like to see the evidence that throughout the entire Department of Homeland Security.
Every department every agency every aspect of it has been reduced exactly as ice has with respect to these hasn't it.
Well the White House had to push out a push back on a report that they're spending 59 dollars on new TSA uniforms -- Friday.
And -- a lot of heat for that and it just on the lines of of -- -- -- they let's talk for a moment about the larger issue of immigration reform because it's something that Republicans have been.
Taking on -- Jeb Bush is certainly taken it on.
He caught some heat for it was being seen -- as a change in his in his approach to this that he would not support necessarily a path to citizenship.
I in the new book he put out he talked about supporting.
A legal status avenue.
For it for illegal immigrants who were brought into this country as young people -- -- think about that what do you what do you think the larger issue is that part.
We'll -- going back the larger issue with respect to this release of prisoners.
It all depends on trust because that the big bargain is.
That illegal immigrants get a legal status and perhaps a path to citizenship in exchange for enforcement of the law.
In three ways enforcement of law at the border enforcement of the law at the workplace to ensure that only people who are entitled to get a job -- in fact hired.
And to ensure that people don't overstayed their visas if the administration is signaling that it has no real commitment to enforcing the law which.
This administration seems to be doing.
Then it's going to be very very difficult for those people who.
Are wary of the administration to make the other part of the bargain namely to grant the citizenship or legal status.
And that's why I think it's very problematic with respect to getting comprehensive bill illegal.
And may be I'm not going to say the the White House doesn't want it because they appear to want it.
But if they really want -- they need to be bending over backward to demonstrate to members of congress that they will do everything they can to enforce the law.
And what about the Jeb Bush issue any thoughts on -- a fractured out.
Well just briefly -- seemed to me that he was saying there's not really contradiction and what I said before -- and what I'm saying now.
In -- -- is all part of this grand bargain the question -- -- exactly what the legal status is.
And what the terms and conditions for potential citizenship would be those are some of the most difficult issues that we'll have to be ironed out in the development of the comprehensive immigration bill.
Senator -- it's good data US -- thank you very I'm very much we'll see --
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