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Dead -- and I'm not impugning anyone's motives I was just rejecting the view that this does nothing.
On border security which is what you said and I said that even if we did everything on border security if the bill had a path to citizenship.
You would not support it those -- your own words that is all I set.
I think -- need it if this.
Senior senator from New York did not mean.
To -- in -- -- did not mean to say that the real reason I was supporting border security was because of a path to citizenship.
That that I accept that clarification.
Does gentlemanly as it could've been because there's -- a lot of heat over immigration on Capitol Hill.
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee took up the so called gang debates immigration plan.
The -- say the plan does create a path to citizenship for some eleven million illegal immigrants and improves border security but.
Getting this bill through congress will be no easy feat here to weigh in on whether reform -- get done.
Former Arizona senator Jon Kyl.
Senator great having here today and it's great to be here and beautiful Mother's Day it is a beautiful day now you have run -- Scott -- on the hill many times trying to shepherd through legislation you often found compromise but it's not an easy thing to do on -- like that's.
This is very complicated and very politically.
Driven the last time that it had a shot was 2007 when I was involved.
This is the best shot since then but it will still be very very difficult.
And you saw there are two of the champions of to the different sides here are going at it.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will be the scene of this back and forth all this week.
After they finish for -- and I predict they will adopt a bill then -- go to the senate floor probably sometime in June.
You think there's going to be a lot of pressure on the GOP to coalesce because there are people who have strong objections and questions -- -- Ted -- there he's one of them there are others.
It would be more beneficial to the party to find some kind of common ground will they be allowed to offer amendments to address their concerns how will this work.
The democratic leader Harry Reid will be Smart if he allows the process to work through what they call the regular order meaning.
You bring the bill to the floor that came out of the Judiciary Committee.
You allow amendments plenty of time for debate.
And even if it takes two or three weeks this is a big deal and it's complicated enough to require that much time on the senate floor.
Then you have a final vote on it and it is adopted.
Then it is more meaningful in the House of Representatives if on the other hand he were to try to jam it through Republicans could complain that they.
Didn't have all of the parliamentary.
Writes that they are entitled to.
Then it would have a herder who road in the House of Representatives so.
I think he'll give it a good two or three weeks in June so that the product has more -- NC in the house super percent.
What -- should the president be playing in this we write and we're looking this bipartisan group of senators but ultimately it would landed his -- -- -- get through the house.
This is a matter of some debate and I don't think it's inappropriate to say that I think on both sides.
They're just assume they're both of them are just assuming that he stay in the background.
If he wades into this it makes it partisan it makes it more difficult for Republicans.
I think the Democrats are doing just fine the way it's going right now.
And I think that I would subscribe to the view that as long as it's moving forward.
It's better for him not to engage at least in a way that Republicans could react negatively to because of partisanship.
As -- now drafted this is a pretty large comprehensive measure but in that respect every time you know folks began a -- new little -- they're unhappy wet.
It creates problems for the overall bill do you see that it would be one big reform package that would be -- you think they'd pick it off once Smallville at a time I think.
The senate will pass a big comprehensive bill probably after some more amendments -- adopted to it.
In the House of Representatives it's unclear.
One theory there is that different committee chairman we'll take a different bills for example.
In the Judiciary Committee -- may take of what's called the the Social Security database to confirm the -- your ability of employment by those who seek employment.
So they may go edit one bill -- a time then perhaps bring those bills independently to the floor where maybe try to put them in the comprehensive bill when it's on the floor.
I don't know what they're going to do there but I will say this with a bill like -- issue like this.
It's very difficult to do -- one piece at a time because.
The the side that doesn't get what they want first wants to hold off support until they get what they want and pretty soon you've put together what amounts to a comprehensive bill.
And that's why even though it's unwieldy in a way the comprehensive bill that the senate is moving forward on does make some sense I -- see how plays out.
There -- good to see you thanks for coming in Russia.
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