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Small select a special edition of Hannity a topic immigration our guests senator Marco Rubio William.
Well thank you so much for representing about the -- as meaningful word.
Immigration bill so I really appreciated and as a acting -- myself will have to go through the process of a cumbersome immigration.
You know -- ordeal I want -- know what is the plan with that 40% that you're mentioning that entered the country legally.
I came here with a student visa and it was very hard.
To turn it into a green card and and this path to citizenship so I could have been an undocumented immigrant if it wasn't because of marriage which shouldn't be the only way.
So I want to know what is the plan I hear a lot of us that border security which is great.
But there is a talent during potentially with people like me that came here and -- have a way to state while I had.
A job offer from -- fortune 100 -- -- we can still hope for wouldn't get modernization but two points -- it directly to your point.
The first in the bill does is it says basically you have a Ph.D.
or masters and one of the stand in a science technology engineering and math.
And you have -- aunt and your graduate of US school and you have an offer from a US company.
You're gonna get to stay and we're not worried about being overrun by Ph.D.s in physics and things like back we wanna encourage -- but you touched on another point.
And that -- imagine right now -- an entrepreneur or a business owner in the United States you're here on a non immigrant visa as an investor.
You can never turn that into a green car you literally have to leave the country start from scratch.
Under this bill for the first time -- will actually allow people that are in the not immigrant category.
Who are -- his skill based to convert to a permanent situation and they want to be these -- that.
The job creators these are people that own businesses and employed people these are high value employees.
It's one of the fixes to a broken legal immigration system.
But the sheriff touched on something else a moment ago and that is this you have a supply of people that are willing to work in the United States for jobs that are being filled domestically.
You have a demand for those sorts of workers here those two things are going to meet and the question is are we gonna have a wreck a reasonable process for them to me.
Or a chaotic process for them to meet me right now it's chaotic cat.
That this issue forward.
When I was she does have the access we learned the hard way out that it is hard to enforce a number these were provisions.
And I agree with this sheriff and the congressman -- that.
Verification is critical so in this respect I think your bill as is weaker than what we did under bush announced a seven but it is stronger on the legal immigration side.
My question -- you though is if you look at the 86 amnesty.
Literally over 60%.
Of those offered amnesty declined.
And so the path to citizenship issues this that's been such a difficult.
Does it make sense to have the practices ship or is it better just allow someone -- Some type of legal status and eventually their children will be US citizen as bush said.
Note to citizenship and -- -- -- senator -- so a couple points number one is there is not it's not.
There really isn't a path to citizenship as a path to a green card for ten years ten and a half years.
Minimum some people will be longer depending on when they get their temporary status that's all you can have that means you can work pay taxes and travel.
You can't do anything but that for those ten and a half years.
After that the only thing that happens is you're no longer prohibited from applying for a green card the same way everybody else that.
You're not awarded a green card -- ten and a half years no one comes and says here's your green card.
All that happens is you're no longer prohibited from applying for once you stop to qualify for you stopped get in line -- -- all those sorts of things to get it.
Here's the other point I would make in the long term and in the long run for this country.
I personally do not believe it is a good idea to have ten or eleven million people that are permanently barred from ever aspiring to citizenship of the country.
It's been a disaster for Europe to have people that are forever trapped -- category we want people followed with -- America assimilate into America.
Embrace what it means to be an American politically culturally and all those other things.
And citizenship offers that we don't want to prohibit people from doing that.
But if you've broken our immigration laws you're gonna have a long and expensive process.
As a consequence of having broken the law we got to take a break we will come back and I would try get as many as we can in.
Lot of questions right.
All right and I have a question development -- in the Irish open to new senator Marco Rubio and a -- straight ahead.
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