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Number of lawmakers have been pressing the White House to -- more aggressive steps to bring down -- -- regime.
Among them senior Republican in the senate Orrin hatch who says sending weapons to the rebels.
As long overdue I caught up with the senators soon after the news broke that the White House had decided to escalate US involvement in serious civil war.
The most senior Republicans and it says he supports a no fly zone there.
For a moment about the recent news that we are going to be stepping up our aid.
To Syria in terms of the military response how do you feel about that.
Well it's about time I was pleased when President Clinton came sort of what this administration for not doing the right.
And that they need -- support -- the people who -- fighting against -- And frankly for us a lift and get beaten -- like we have it's just it's it's almost stable.
And I have to say I don't like to criticize the administration but I have to say I think the it's really let.
Not just series with the world.
Do you support a no fly zone.
Yes you know I think and I don't wanna get us involved embroiled in another conflict on the other hand we certainly can help we have certainly help those people who were.
Fighting for what they conservative freedom compared to work so others and posting on Syria have improved structural measures.
The White House said that if the evidence was found that.
The the president was going to use chemical weapons against those people that that would be crossing -- red line and so is just another response time.
As to cost you never had lineup and they documented evidence.
They've never administration's known for weeks ago that they use chemical weapons.
May have been used sparingly but sparingly -- too much.
The president is -- of southern red lines and form of sort of drawing lines in the sand but.
People -- more time when nothing's done about it you can't just sit back and do that'd -- respective were over and frankly I don't think the prisoners and respect.
That's why -- -- issue that has many Americans concerned given the recent revelations by the NSA.
And that people's.
A phone records are being monitored as well as perhaps an email.
Records as well so do you think.
That this is he going to have.
A negative impact in the long term -- America because some are really saying this goes against our constitution.
We'll keep in mind this has been known about for a long time right I've known about this for years I was on the intelligence they have the longest serving person.
What they're doing is protecting our country they're doing it within constitutional constraints and this has been blown way out of proportion.
So you don't think is filings with the man.
-- -- -- -- -- -- about this record -- world you know.
You know when you get the wrong administration and there are new they -- victory.
That they could abusive processes but that's true but everything.
I can tell you -- all kinds of hedges and checks and balances during this process and it's being done right away.
And are you confident that this information has led to.
The capture of terrorists and thwarted.
Some terrorist plots that.
Could have been unleashed on the world.
We have some very confident.
You know some things that happened.
I think that our little community.
Justice Department -- -- world together and this includes.
Republicans and everybody.
Let's talk about an issue now than it was very important to you.
Regarding in the get immigration reform.
Weird things stand right now and there was an amendment proposed in the senate.
This week about.
Discussing anything about immigration reform should there be security in place before you discuss other reform measures.
-- -- -- Well I think there are many many areas would have to be discussed but I'm not perverted sort of we can't make these very important changes in relief.
Have to be made in that regard.
-- can't -- going to very.
Marcos really worked his tail off to try and make sure that we get this right.
That he listens to everybody and -- others there as well we're getting -- great to have done the same remarkable probably use clearly proven to be a tremendous leader in this area.
He's worked with me on my amendments and a great program there comes -- -- -- moments I think -- bring people on board and they'll.
Because American citizens and be happy with what's going what.
So one thing that you want you to understand about your amendments that makes a difference to -- my assurance that.
This is a -- can be taken seriously and can be regarded as one that talks -- true reform book.
It's a question of fairness.
We're not passing them.
The immigrants -- the professional and immigrants do to do anymore than we ask ourselves.
For instance a lot of them.
Have not -- Texas.
We they ought to have to.
-- -- and and pay their taxes before they did on the path to citizenship.
That's nothing more or less of what we're part of every American citizen.
With regard to -- repair -- American citizens have to wait five years to get on obamacare.
I don't think it's inappropriate to ask them to wait for five years before they get on a moment here these are just common ordinary.
Questions of fairness that every American citizen has to -- Why should -- folks have to make them and it would be a good.
Experience for them to know that there -- obligations when you become a citizen of the United States where.
-- thank senator hatch for his insights on these issues.
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