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I'm optimistic about us getting this done because it's the right thing to do.
We've seen him.
Leaders from both parties.
Indicate that now's the time to get comprehensive immigration reform done the bill that.
Senator rubio and others put forward I think it is a great.
Place to start.
It doesn't contain everything I want what I'm not gonna do it is to go along with something where we're looking for an excuse not to do -- As oppose.
To a way to do it.
President ally in Mexico City tonight talking about immigration reform and that will be from senator.
Next week we're back with Japan tomorrow.
What do you think we stand and where that -- the gang of eight stands -- I think the bill has proved remarkably resilient they're certainly are headwinds there.
There are big pockets of Republican resistance conservative resistance to a path to citizenship.
But I've been impressed by -- breath from the depth of the coalition behind this I mean.
The business community you've got all sorts of conservative activists who got the entire leadership of the Republican establishment plus Marco Rubio.
I think it's chugging along I think it will pass the senate.
Then they'll be pressure on the house to pass something the question is does that something have a path to citizenship or not.
That has to go to committee and the president was pretty clear in this press conference -- today.
That he's not gonna sign something without a path to citizenship and I doubt the Democrats are gonna vote for something without it.
So I think we are gonna end up with something this is one of those rare things that are in both parties political interest to do when that's why I think it's gonna get done.
Senator Reid saying just last night that he's going to do everything David to get it across the finish line.
You will have some stiff opposition obviously.
In the house a number of people in the senate.
Including senator sessions.
What do you -- cents.
I think it's a pretty good shape so far I think that it's going to be very interesting to watch what happens -- house but like the senate.
You haven't Humber Republicans that.
Are very important to conservatives that right now are on board with the concept any concept that includes a path to citizenship.
-- -- river representative role Labrador very conservative Tea Party Republican from Idaho was a part of the house gang of eight.
And look at Judiciary Chairman bombed Atlanta.
-- -- -- -- And what the house is doing that I think is important that a lot of people miss is that they're trying to involve as many members as you can and not just seen.
The terms of the debate to whatever the house gain -- -- comes up with -- next week will be hearings on a couple of bills not from the gang of -- to have to do with my guest worker program and strengthening the -- of so that everybody feels involved one of the worst things you can do to lose in the house these days.
Is make members feel like this is a message in order from on high here's the bill -- like it.
Give them a chance don't make them feel like it's rush and you can then thread this needle.
How much and we've talked about the specifics in the concerns about the trigger in the border security how much of the politics of Republican politics and looking at the map.
Some of this jobs.
Look I think it is the reason for the impetus.
He was obviously the results of last election who -- read by Republicans as unless you do something.
And stop alienating Americans Hispanics.
Do you ever to -- in the White House again so there's been a lot of the return to what I would call the bush position.
Of the middle part of the last decade.
Which at that time was not widespread.
Accepted among Republicans so they are open to -- and I do not.
Think that the main issue.
That the resistance among Republicans and conservatives who are resisting -- Is about citizenship its about enforcement.
There is a sense I think they understand there's going to have to be a path that's gonna have to be accepted but there's also a sense that if you really do have.
Control of the border it'll be okay because it'll be the last time it's not going to be.
Like the the swindle in 1986.
In which enforcement was -- could never happen.
And that's why I think it could be could go to the bill is not yet secure it will depend again not on citizenship it'll depend.
On whether the -- that a Democrat shows seriousness about enforcement.
Give you one example of rubio today spoke about how some members who have who might want to have a double fence.
And in fact the went outside San Diego has a triple -- and it reduced illegal immigration by over 90%.
-- and Democrats object you have to ask them why what possible objection.
Could you have -- it might be a waste of money but it's likely to work.
It worked in Israel -- which a lot of places so I think the reply to listen and look for indications of serious -- about the enforcement if they get it.
They will support it.
-- where is the biggest opposition coming from and we've seen representative Steve King from Iowa he's he said.
Amnesty using that word you've seen cost concern lost.
Certainly The Heritage Foundation has focused on that.
That -- Specter of illegal immigrants taking public services welfare taxpayer funded services.
You have certainly Jeff Sessions in the senate.
But I think that the opposition insurmountable.
You do have the interesting Specter of the president telling the left.
Don't push for too much guys.
You know if you pull this too far to the left you're gonna -- to queer the deal.
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