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Just reported most Capitol Hill watchers say Democrat seemed to be closing ranks to rally support on their side of the -- For the immigration reform bill the real fight will likely be on the right.
Now let's get some perspective from two of the key players on that side of the immigration debate.
The senate bill that is the gang a big compromise on comprehensive immigration reform.
Is seeing the biggest push back from conservatives on three main points borders security the cost of pathway to citizenship.
And future immigration.
First border security.
Proponents point to security hurdles were triggers the bill requires before the rest can be implemented.
Senator Marco Rubio the bill's most vocal conservative advocate concedes the border security hurdle.
Could be the tallest.
The trigger means something must happen before green cards are given to people -- -- legally be here and here under the current -- what's going to have to happen.
I entry exit system we'll have to be implemented the border security plan we'll have to have been completed.
The border sent -- plan we'll have to have been completed and if they don't get 90%.
Results out of that -- -- not apprehending 90% of the people that are crossing after those things are implemented.
A supplemental plan put in place by a border commission we'll have to be implemented.
Now there are probably ways to make that trigger stronger and I think that's what the focus of the debate is going to be about once you pass the bill.
You've already started this process and then the trigger part.
Will they actually live up to that part of the deal when you have Janet Napolitano testifying there's nothing left to do the border secured.
People say and these are the people gonna put in charge of this so what they want to see something in the bill that guarantees ironclad.
That the border will finally be secured if we can do that we'll have immigration reform.
Count -- Jeff Sessions -- not confident this administration.
Will ever do.
He's been leading the charge against this bill as written it doesn't work.
Basically -- -- given to the secretary of Polycom.
She asked lay out a plan for fixing -- -- security that she's already said we don't need anymore fencing.
That plan if it.
It's her plan.
Potentially a border commission could be appointed but she -- -- -- commission she asked acknowledged that the security of the border has not been achieved.
So it's really not and there's no real teeth to it.
I just have real doubts that this administration has -- will concede that system work.
Next the cost of the pathway to citizenship.
Session supports our Heritage Foundation study putting the additional cost from the -- at six point three trillion dollars.
It calculates the total amount of taxpayer funded benefits and services illegal immigrants would if given legal status.
Consume over their lifetimes as compared with the amount they could contribute in taxes.
The heritage study has come under heavy fire even from some conservative groups.
Kerry's numbers are correct then not skewed and -- -- accurate.
And what's being said about the bill and adds that they've been running.
Nice suggest that are you gonna have no welfare amber and that -- will be paying taxes and it suggests that the government will be better off financially.
That's not -- For the two to three million they will have full citizenship in five years and we'll be -- could achieve any benefits.
And workers who'll have citizenship and and full benefits in ten years.
And the rest and thirteen but you.
Have in the past and an advocate of dynamic score I'm wondering have you -- and -- the economy and what they're doing for businesses and what they're doing for.
You know across the board the GDP doctor -- hawks at Harvard he's probably the leading authority on this.
Says that nine 7%.
On the GD.
Low skill workers but rubio couldn't disagree more -- them.
Number one under our bill.
If you are illegally in the country and you get this temporary status to work here you don't qualify for food stamps you won't qualify for welfare you won't qualify for obamacare.
And even during your first five years after you get a green card you won't qualify for many of those things either.
So so the point being is that.
This idea that somehow people are gonna come to this country and -- -- and B -- for ever I think this is is not borne out by history and it's not borne out by facts.
Beyond that this is -- projection over fifteen years.
A quarter of the cost almost are for parks and roads and police and firefighters in schools and essence costs that are existing costs or not new costs the only differences but the people that are legally here now are paying taxes and now they will be.
So I just think the study quite frankly slot -- all the respect I have for heritage.
Because it's based on assumptions that just aren't true here's what I do know if we leave what we have in place right now that -- cost trillions.
-- did a cost analysis but without the benefit part of it.
What we have in place right now it's a chaotic and broken legal immigration system and a very serious illegal immigration system it's costing us money it's costing us growth it's costing us opportunities.
We cannot -- what we have in place right now.
And finally future immigration.
-- cites his staff's analysis showing an additional thirty.
Permanent residents had this -- twenty million temporary workers over a ten year period under this bill.
We have given no serious thought to how that's going to impact the economy.
And a big percentage of those will be.
Low skilled workers competing with unemployed Americans -- -- not buying it.
The idea that somehow eleven million people be legalized and one day one week one month or even one -- is absurd to have to undergo a background check.
A national security background check.
They have to prove they've been here continuously since December of 2011.
They have to pay a fine they have to -- The -- are paying taxes have to pay an application fee and they don't qualify for any federal benefits every business we'll have to comply.
With the face jail time if you do it on purpose.
On the guest worker side and on the new workers that we bring in as needed.
It's weighted towards the unemployment rate they have to offer the job to an American first of an American will do the job they'll have to hire the American.
More on the immigration debate with the panel tonight.
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