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We'll big business and labor groups reaching in DL lot of visa program for guest workers and now one state that doesn't have a border with Mexico is becoming a battleground.
For this immigration debate John Roberts is live with the latest on this developments on all of this over the weekend good morning John.
Good morning -- -- -- the as the senate gets closer to a deal on legislation South Carolina quickly emerging is ground zero in the debate over immigration reform that's because.
Senator Lindsey Graham as a member of the gang of a congressman -- -- of South Carolina chairs the immigration subcommittee in the house.
They argue that states like South Carolina -- large pool of immigrant workers to service.
Industries like agriculture tourism other areas of the service industry but they are being targeted.
By opposition groups trying to kill immigration reform groups like.
Numbers USA which back in 2007.
Played an integral role in torpedoing a deal.
Who elected Lindsey Graham -- the -- millions more immigrant workers when so many south Carolinians are jobless not yours is getting up later.
Ten legalizing let illegal aliens showing -- time -- Anybody up here that congress has been working night they put Americans back to work.
Now a coalition of evangelical groups is banded together with an ad campaign of their own account -- campaign in support of Graham and -- but numbers USA says.
It has five times the volunteers and head back in 2007 and is going to use them to -- hundreds of grassroots fires across the country.
To try to kill a deal this time around to -- -- so what a senator Graham say about that John.
That he's hanging tough -- in this battle he says opposition groups know.
That if you can sell immigration reform and a conservative state.
Like South Carolina you can pretty much sell it anywhere across the country he says they are using the palm -- state as a test case and he's ready for a fight.
You can run all day as you want to and South Carolina.
That you have every right to do so but I'm not backing off.
And I'm telling you this they're people have my -- today that didn't exist in 2008 into my Republican colleagues.
This is a moment of reckoning for the Republican Party.
Why is it a moment of reckoning for the Republican Party because the Republican Party is not doing well with Hispanic voters not that.
Crafting an immigration reform deal would suddenly swing all those Hispanic voters over to the Republican Party but they hope at the very least -- it could be the start of a conversation.
Based on trust.
It's a hot one John thank you very much we'll talk about it -- got a debate coming up on this subject thank you John Roberts in the mean.
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