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-- -- -- -- Passing immigration debate continues in Washington and across the country.
US attorney general Eric Holder is now saying that he believes providing a pathway to citizenship for the eleven million illegals in America.
Is a matter of civil rights.
Here's what America's top -- said in -- speech before the Mexican American legal defense and education fund on Wednesday.
Creating a pathway to earned citizenship for the eleven million unauthorized immigrants in this country is absolutely.
The way we treat our friends.
And -- who are undocumented.
By creating a mechanism for them to earn citizenship and to move out of the shadows.
Transcends the issue of immigration status.
This is a matter of civil and human rights -- we are as a nation.
And it goes to the core of our treasured American principle of equal opportunity.
So let's get this straight the chief law enforcement officer of the United States wants to break the nation's immigration laws -- believable.
You're with reaction from the American Center for Law and Justice Jordan -- low.
And immigration attorney Francisco Hernandez gentlemen welcome to you both nice to see you.
I didn't Jordan -- begin with you because it every time you think that you've heard the worst of the worst from Eric Holder he says or does something even more outrageous.
So curious casting amnesty.
As a civil rights emergency and necessity this is not -- legal argument coming from Eric Holder this is a -- cynical.
Political argument because what he's doing it's what the left always does.
Which has cast supporters of amnesty as the good guys and those who oppose amnesty for those who have broken a -- to get in the country.
As the bad guys he's casting us.
As as essentially did the hit -- demonizing our side of the argument this is what the left -- and it's grossly reckless.
That's it by doing that Monica -- heard everything you just said by doing that he weakens America and why do I say that because if you take his statement to the logical conclusion.
Everyone has a right to become an American citizen in the world.
And we know that's not true national sovereignty is protected international law -- we did a survey of all the international law the human rights law.
There's no human rights -- in the world different that it requires a country -- people who were there illegally.
It'll make them into citizens and it's a policy decision.
But again as you said -- very dangerous because it -- those of us who.
Who question this administration because of these statements.
Any kind of change the legal system and how to deal with the people here it makes us all question that we're gonna be -- this process we're going to be talking you know -- the anti civil rights people now.
This is so unfortunate coming not just from -- a member of the president's cabinet but by the attorney general of the United States it's -- by law.
And it's wrong to do the country.
DiFrancesco let me ask you about this because Eric Holder is the nation's chief law enforcement officer he's supposed to be -- -- enforcing the laws as is the president of the United States.
-- yet to invoke civil rights which is a very serious concept.
In this kind of ways seems incredibly reckless irresponsible and destroy it and in the same it was where eighteen it's cheapening the term.
Civil rights because you actually do have civil rights movements that have meant something in this country.
Did say that we're gonna grant people broken melodic get here this seems Sobel writes things that people.
Must enjoy as basic human beings seems to me outrageous and exploits native.
What say you want them -- know -- well the problem is here you guys are talking about everything.
Except for what he said you look at his words Ali said was.
-- pathway to citizenship if they paid.
-- way it did pay taxes yes they and there's a constitution is equal protection.
Now America and our laws and that I -- across the board after review but you're here legal arguments we decided to run a lot that I need to rush you were -- win.
But don't know -- every candidate actually.
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Can't answer go ahead finish your thought I got pants and the right -- -- you guys -- recording everything except what he said.
All he says it didn't if they -- that taken against the ride on the bus.
List create the law that allows these folks that have been here and we've been taxing them.
Don't become legal is in that what we want.
Well I said it was a human rights violation not to know massive problem and that's going to -- Contact -- and this guy.
Yeah I talked about it.
-- not no I don't paraphrase talk about.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- To those who can't even say country illegally this is exactly what he's saying that because again he's not going to -- Arguments here and making a -- argument right.
That -- I -- granting amnesty is a basic civil right and that's what we're claiming it's very and.
What it is -- amnesty but he did not say end attacking it is going to be down that is all right let me finish what I'm saying states one at a time.
-- to finish what I'm saying and it would assure parents that are okay but listen guys the way you guys are going -- Lebanon.
-- you snag in the same argument is Marco Rubio who I think Kansas -- his brain and his heart in the right place they're coming up with a solution that both sides agree.
-- a K a huge problem that needs to be soft for now eight years we've been talking about.
It's urging the federal government to act Arizona -- some crazy law that -- -- like a filibuster because of the courage of the federal government Axl you're trying to.
I enjoy -- -- don't let me get CO.
They're like I said it is not a legal argument this is -- Obama and holder making it community organizing argument in other words creating a whole new class of victims and then claiming that the government how.
To take responsibility for those victims and when he does not help save -- life -- conference system.
Like senator rubio who -- making the case of what how we should handle which is a policy issue.
The eleven million plus people who are here illegally.
It's a policy issue why do we get to make those decisions Francisco you know why we're not required to do do one thing or the other it's broad we -- Keep that we -- we can that we can send them back we can crate a pathway to citizenship.
And being on either side of that doesn't make someone a human rights violator if they don't agree with the attorney general.
-- channel re assessed because that's what exactly -- -- a similar argument as well.
Our guys can only does -- -- -- we're gonna revisit that it's early and often as this debate continues but I want to thank you so much Francisco Jordan thank you.
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