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Seeing this immigration reform plan do you think it tackles border security enough.
And not enough I think there are there many good things in the bell but frankly I think -- a law enforcement official need to take a red line.
Citadel and really increase as some of the provisions that meaningful triggers and to address some -- the problems with immigration courts that we've seen over the years.
Are -- so you'd save you -- that person sitting -- with with -- with a red and what -- you particularly going to highlight as a concerned June.
Well I think I go through several red pens and I would I would first focus on.
Really it makes even -- at the triggers more meaningful to look this he.
If we're gonna implement accident let's have it be for land border and let's have a need biometric not just by a graphic.
Let's think about add meaningful border strategy not -- up and -- -- it actually works.
The forty -- -- the second phase of the process the thing that I would do is frankly writing some new sections that address the problem that interior enforcement.
We've had a lot of issues with overstays in fact almost 40% of the individuals that come into the country.
And are -- illegal.
Actually came in legally.
And that overstayed their visa and this bill does nothing to really address the problem overstays and -- -- the resources that it needs that now.
In terms of costs.
-- -- -- immigration plan.
As I understand it puts gives three billion dollars to increased border surveillance and detection.
And one and a half billion to in harm's bull defense they those that there was a big -- Julie.
That was a big project surveillance and and the -- saw.
A what a lot of people always talk about but those early smallpox.
Ultimately all of all vote of an overall -- a security policy you would say.
And that's exactly -- and I think what's missing.
Is a big appropriation relating to interior enforcement how are we going to address the problems of overstays to come in the country legally.
But that violate the status -- a more meaningful way and also frankly how are we gonna reform the immigration system as a whole.
Right now could take five years for immigration court to determine.
Whether or not someone's coming to the country illegally that's a lot of resources wasted -- -- that the -- side and the port side.
And also the time I'm the detainees so it it really makes no sense not to reform the immigration system at this time.
So a lot of this that we we hear this with so many issues these days.
But a lot of it would be it would be improved.
By enforcing laws -- making more efficient laws that we already have on the books in other -- tracking visas.
Not -- -- not letting students getting -- with expired visas etc.
And that's exactly right but -- -- have the best tracking system in the world but he still me enough agents to go out of exit -- when they find there's a problem.
Right now ice has fewer agents have been in new York city police department and yet it is supposed to be responsible for ensuring.
That all the immigration law and custom laws are -- in the interior of the country that's at the big task and my concern and looking at the ballot -- -- to their a lot of really good things in the bill.
But looking at -- -- thinking about how we can avoid the problems of 1986 I'm concerned that we don't have enough.
Support for our interior enforcement agents to really do that means they don't.
Two -- though the -- of the southern border with Mexico for a moment -- The the Obama administration has argued consistently over the last few years that immigrant illegal immigration is down that the board it is more secure -- -- it has been in a very long time in your view as somebody you do know is that -- -- better than most.
Is that right.
I think that they have made some progress and that we're continuing to make some progress -- the border is not secure enough.
And -- to say that we've made some progress and therefore we should shift as strategies.
And really just give up on border security act because the wrong answer.
You know I do think there -- some positive things that the Obama administration is on many of which are caring gone from good work that the career professionals and the Bush Administration -- -- four.
But right now what we're seeing on the border is a big surge -- individuals that are coming into the country illegally.
The reason we're seeing the surge is that individuals know when they come in the country illegally now.
They're gonna find a way to be eligible for this new adjustment for one of the provisional visa and I think -- -- the problems.
Really that's also not addressed in this bill.
Is the massive fraud that's going to occur.
They're individuals that are trying to legalize -- many folks he should be able to legalize but the bill itself does not have sufficient.
In -- views for those -- who go through the process.
And also does not have a criminal penalties for fraud if you -- during this process and and trying to get legalization there's not a criminal penalty in most cases.
That's not the kind of -- them and policy that would really change our immigration system as a whole.
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