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Here we go back -- -- Capitol Hill breaking news on this hearing underway were high stakes battle on the hill over immigration reform.
Some Republican lawmakers.
Drilling Homeland Security Secretary General Apollo Tonto.
That's Chuck Grassley -- from Iowa arguing the bill could create a path to citizenship.
For eleven million illegals in does.
Little to secure the US border the -- from a moment ago.
Here the draft bill captures the core principles enunciated by President Obama in Las Vegas.
And reflects the bipartisan spirit necessary to achieve comprehensive immigration reform.
The bipartisan work reflected in this bill -- strengthen security at our borders.
By funding that continued deployment of manpower infrastructure.
Air cover and proven effective surveillance technologies.
Along the highest trafficked areas of the southwest border so chief -- of course.
None -- my commanders attracted us live on the hill Mike and good morning to you what has been I guess what has been her message so far.
Bill secretary in a volatile open in talking a bit about the Boston attack a little over a week ago and she said that Homeland Security is committed to working with.
Its partners to figure out now what happens exactly what -- what steps can be taken to improve security and will draw lessons learned from the incidents.
-- she has spoken in favor of this legislation the bipartisan gang of -- Immigration reform plan she says it will improve security -- improve the illegal immigration system.
And now you mentioned that the top Republican on the committee senator Chuck Grassley who's been.
Pretty tough about this immigration reform legislation.
He start to question her now we expect if there will be fireworks somebody like Grassley will be the person.
-- get into it secretary Napolitano -- -- heard a lot of rumblings over the past several days suggesting the Boston bombings may delay or complicate.
Any effort for immigration reform.
Is that the case or what can we say about that this point nine.
-- that is certainly something that has that gotten nerves.
Exposed here on Capitol Hill you've heard because these suspects Brothers.
In Boston were legal immigrants.
Some Republicans have said maybe we ought to take our time on this immigration reform take a closer look at.
Exactly what led up to these guys being able to pull off this attack and perhaps adjustment should be made to the immigration system.
Well that has led to some emotion some Democrats saying don't -- Boston.
And immigration reform to -- and senators Chuck Schumer and Charles Grassley got into it yesterday a bit on the hill land.
Schumer talked about Republicans want to put this off long term.
Grassley took offense to that expects more -- today though are -- this in fourth speaker Boehner told us yesterday here in America's Newsroom that he expects perhaps it will.
Thrown off the tracks for a day or two but not permanently Mike thank you.
Mike Emanuel drive on the hill there for a Smart.
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