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Do you battle now over immigration reform as a group but based senators four Democrats four Republicans now moving forward with the plan after.
Preventing several amendments to a bill but there is still strong opposition from some.
Conservatives former New York senator Alfonse D'Amato Fox News contributor with me now items senator terrific -- every Friday I'm doing just fine what do you think about this in terms of moving.
Forward does it or not.
I think it does I'm very hopeful I think -- that there are enough Republicans who understand.
That team Latino community in particular.
Will be watching issues.
Very carefully and they are becoming.
A very significant.
Voting bloc and it's a block that Republicans should not and cannot give up on so on the political front there is that going for it.
On the practical front you can't throw out eleven.
Million undocumented people who are here.
-- and show how would who we come up was a plan.
That he sure -- -- -- going to protect.
The United States.
And and close the borders to illegal immigration study -- just don't continue the floodwall that you know the but the voters the big thing here because you know what house Republicans have said.
You know you you got to secure the border first to stop the flow than -- can deal with everything comes after that.
I don't know -- supporting in favor at least speaking on behalf -- this bill moved forward OK maybe it passes in the senate but the way it is right now.
Is it passed in the house.
I think it did it can.
I think what will need is a significant.
Coalition of almost all -- the Democrats.
And there are enough enlightened Republicans when they -- -- it.
They have to border rich protected and I think the border can and I think him.
As a so called gang of eight in the senate are moving in the right direction.
There will be significant improvement and there must be.
Act at the border.
-- then we can get a bill.
As that can -- grange about the kind of situation that we need adage.
Closing the border for the most part -- but even that senator I mean Jeff Sessions had an amendment that required the completion of double fence 700 miles.
Long and that was shot down.
Yeah it but he -- and a lot.
And is that in and of itself.
Does in breakthrough deal.
But -- there is an amendment that calls for 6500.
Security people at the borders.
I'm hopeful that that amendment's going to pass.
That there are other amendments to strengthen the border that makes sense.
And that are not so -- contentious.
That they will bring his damn that you wouldn't think about -- reviews but here.
But I -- with him well I think Marco Rubio she said that you cannot just do nothing.
Is the answer to do nothing and just to allow eleven million people -- Stay here in limbo and not even secure the borders -- do a better job or is it to do a better job -- the border.
And find -- path way.
Two legitimize each of those people who deserve to be when I think deserve to be -- -- criminals who are paying taxes or raising a family -- sector.
For the most part they're hard working people and much like our forefathers.
Who immigrated to this country we're looking for an opportunity to raise their families are we'll see what happens senator thank you.
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