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From Washington DC where apparently there's some new information on progress towards a landmark deal.
To overhaul our nation's broken immigration system to of the so called gang -- senator assess the bipartisan group crafting a plan.
Voice -- optimism over the weekend this after reports of the big compromise apparently between business and labor groups over a guest worker program would keep on saying apparently intended -- -- and all of that just because you never -- -- -- congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel live in Washington this morning so might.
How close are they really do -- deal.
What -- I'm hearing optimism they are close but some want to see the final details in an actual bill.
Before -- say it's done senator Marco Rubio Republican of Florida says he's encouraged but quote arriving at a final product -- or required to be properly submitted.
For the American people's consideration.
Through the other 92 senators from 43 states that weren't part of this initial drafting process.
In order to succeed this process cannot be rushed or done in secret.
That means hearings and allowing senators outside the gang of eight to offer amendments to secure buying from others.
A top Democrat involved and -- this bipartisan effort sounds hopeful.
We will not come to final agreement -- we look at all of the legislative language and he's correctly pointing out.
That that language hasn't been fully drafted they'll be little -- -- -- But I don't think any of us expect there to be problems.
One big -- was labor and business groups signing off over the weekend Donna guest pro worker program for low skilled immigrants senator Schumer says he's hopeful on immigration bill could be on the senate floor.
In day John.
All right -- look for that would have this the potential roadblocks that could prevent that from happening by me.
Well -- many on the Republican side want to make sure that if they agree to a deal it will actually deliver what his promise they hear encouraging words about what can be done.
-- want to make sure the border is actually sealed.
It was a really -- border security and good guys in room Singapore was going to be secure is not enough.
The 27 years have not been able secure the border.
The fact we've done that I think you'll find strong support for -- really broken every neighborhood but the fact is to border security is real.
There's also bipartisan group in the house working on immigration reform I'm told they're making progress.
But it doesn't sound like they're quite as far along as the senate -- Jenna.
It's just things -- thank you.
Let's talk about there's a little bit more we're joined by Byron York he is chief political correspondent for the Washington examiner.
Andy Fox News contributor as well -- maybe you can break it down force a little bit we've got this bipartisan group of eight senators.
What does each party he really want out of this legislation -- Well the the Democrats have been in favor of immigration reform for quite awhile and that one of the last remaining.
Obstacles for them was this agreement between labor unions and business leaders.
Over a guest worker program they did not want this team mass importation of cheap labor.
In this agreement would allow.
Limit those numbers.
And allow workers to move between jobs which unions -- was very important for the unions so that's a big deal for that Republicans have been divided on immigration reform for a very long time it was.
They're split that partially killed.
Immigration reform in 06 and 07.
And they remain divided on it today and I think we're about to see those divisions come into the open.
Once we finally get a gang of -- proposal will border security is said to be key for Republicans like Marco Rubio and and then you have.
Janet Napolitano -- Department of Homeland Security secretary saying.
If you don't really know how to make sure.
That -- -- there there is a huge huge show fight coming up and that is Republicans who who are skeptical of immigration reform are insisting.
On border security first before it's a path to citizenship and in some cases before even legalization of the eleven million who -- here.
Illegally but -- you're absolutely right we've got two signs from the administration.
In the past couple weeks one -- -- -- Tonto said she didn't believe borders secure the security should be a trigger.
For any further immigration reform and the other thing perhaps or reported -- The Department of Homeland Security have been promising for years -- it was gonna come up with a new way of measuring.
Border security -- see how secure the border is and it was a house hearing about ten days ago.
And the Republicans okay is it ready is it ready.
And they said no it's not ready and as a matter of fact it won't measure border security at all.
So you heard senator Jeff flake who's a member of the -- -- say yesterday that they've been having trouble.
Getting good information out of the Homeland Security on this issue.
That's gonna have to change before Republicans will support immigration reform -- because we have various.
-- well estimates of the eleven or twelve million on illegal immigrants here already if if you can't secure the borders.
You could sign all the legislation you want and three years or five years or ten years from now you could have another eleven or twelve million illegals in the country right ear you're absolutely right and it depends on trust in the government which is not very high right.
Because what is the beginning of a -- -- we know it's broad strokes and it will be legalization first for the eleven million who are here illegally.
Then the border security and after the borders declared secure.
Then you'll have a path to citizenship and a lot of Republicans are gonna have trouble that's an area of legalization first and then the promise of border security because we've heard promises before.
That the government was going to secure the border and it hasn't fully happened.
Well you -- also ahead Chuck Schumer the democratic senator from New York on the Sunday shows over the weekend.
Essentially pardon me promising that that he thought it was all but a done deal that they are very very close.
Marco Rubio not so much I mean if this thing blows up and they don't come to some kind of an agreement.
Which party takes the heat.
Well if if it blows up then and then that's it for immigration reform with -- gang of eight blows I think there's no doubt.
About that Republicans as you know.
Are very very worried cuts they're appeal to Hispanic voters after just getting killed and -- election among Hispanic voters -- A lot of them think that passing an immigration reform will allow them to appeal to more Hispanic voters in the future there's some.
Division in the in the party -- that but I I feel certain that.
If if immigration reform were to go down Republicans would probably get more the blame all right Byron York from the Washington examiner we will continue to follow this issue.
Byron thank you.
Thank you John.
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