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It is -- in Florida senator Marco Rubio he's staying criticism from both sides over immigration reform senator rubio is one of the leading forces behind they gang up -- immigration bill.
He joins -- nice to see -- Had nice to see you.
-- -- pretty much is doing something right in Washington to get elect a little bit mad they got the right a little bit -- got the president's -- agrees with some of what you do but not.
Also I guess this is truly in the legacy defined this is bipartisanship.
Well look we have a serious problem -- mean even if we didn't have a single illegal immigrant in the United States we still have to do immigration reform because our immigration system doesn't work so.
All I'm trying to do is fix a problem and and that's -- trying to get out here some.
-- it's not perfect for everybody so I'm curious at -- to give below.
You get about what did you what is on what is -- something that you wanted to that's nodded in the spell.
Well let's begin by just saying this I mean no one has a right to be in this country illegally so the fact that we're dealing with the people that are here illegally now and creating -- way for them to get a temporary work permit and pay a fine and all that.
That's a major concession you don't have a legal right to be in this country illegally.
We're dealing with us for two reasons one because we're very pragmatic people and we can get it and understand it is in the best interest of our country.
To deal with us and the other thing is we're dealing with a -- we're compassionate people but.
We don't have to do this we're doing this because it's good for the country.
So what do you give up what do we what -- giving -- a bill that -- -- I mean look of the of the well how about give up -- -- just the fact that we are going to allow our creative process for people or violated our immigration loss to stay in the country that's a major concession.
In return however what we expect this to modernize our legal immigration system.
To have in place.
And does so these are important things that I think where we would hope that to be able to get -- otherwise it doesn't work.
Well a big -- on the right hand side of the political spectrum.
Judge Jim dement former -- gentlemen who's now the heritage.
Who in 2007 rising US senator he was largely -- one of the -- people responsible for do you really.
The immigration reform bill then he does it -- as as head of the here it is now he disagrees strongly with you on economic grounds.
He says that it would ultimately your bill would take that the people the the illegal or unauthorized immigrants would ultimately take -- more in federal benefits.
Then they would pay in taxes is senator demand right or wrong and that is one of you is right what is wrong and that we.
Harry RY a tremendous respect for Jim the men and you're absolutely right his his objection to this is the economic cost so we have to make sure there aren't economic cost that's one of the reasons why.
And the bill -- -- helped prepare illegal immigrants when they begin get legalized and get that permit to work they don't qualify for any federal benefits.
At all including obamacare now there's ways to make that even better were open to it and you know so what we want to hear from senator demanded wanna hear from heritage wanna hear from everybody about how to improve this.
Obviously what I think we come up with a as a starting point I think a very good starting point.
But I think we need to build on it so certainly we don't want to see cost of the government either that's why we put in specifically in the bill.
That people that are illegally here they get this permit do not qualify for any federal benefits including Obama care.
-- -- -- interest in was sent to men who would -- your very earlier support early supporters and and I know the admire a lot is that he has some ideas and -- did this and be worked out with you on immigration as the run the right hand side of the political spectrum.
But he's also as I understand it he can't really talk to about policy because as a former US senator.
And -- certain time period before he can get involved in policy yet he has enormous impact on the discussions that sort of awkward.
It be nice to bring him into the discussion trying to work things out yet.
You he got -- you know heritage as very involved yeah I mean heritage is still very involved and we see what they write all the time and I mean we still work with them on all kinds of other issues this is just -- I think we share the same goal which is to have a legal immigration system that works.
Think we have some difference of opinion about how to get there but ultimately I mean.
-- -- that I think we agree on the goal until look this is a tough issue why this is not an issue take on for political purposes.
But we cannot leave in place what we have now we have now is de facto amnesty -- chaos that's terrible for the country.
What can give a timetable of what we can expect one this is the next step on us.
Yeah I don't I don't understand when when are you -- your question but I understand that -- -- hurry up and I think its support to get this done right this is a major undertaking and -- -- dealing -- eleven million people -- to dealing with the future of immigration in this country.
And we're dealing with an administration -- mean that that that quite frankly has shown -- reluctance to enforce the immigration law look.
If you -- -- the single biggest impediment to getting something done on immigration it's that people do not have confidence or believe that the Obama administration where the federal government will enforce the law.
And so we've got to really ensure that we build into this bill mechanisms that ensure that the law is enforced and I think doesn't take some time.
What do they want to -- said today Greece would summon does and just isn't bothered to notice talking about.
I don't but I don't agree with a lot of what the president says about immigration reform look I think the general -- everybody agrees you know when he got to modernize legal immigration system.
We have to enforce and secure the border and enforce the immigration laws and have.
You know we have to have some process to deal of people that are here illegally the devil of course is in the details as as you were call the president.
And -- -- Pol Pot -- -- they don't want any triggers that they don't want any enforcement.
To to to make their legalization contingent I think they're wrong on that this bill does that I think -- we have a chance to add that we should.
Well I had much appreciate everyone's sitting down talking us send us enormously confident honestly apart so I appreciate all the work that -- -- by everybody -- senate thank you sir.
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