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Again raising questions and concerns about the immigration reform bill that he helped to right.
Appearing on this week the Florida Republican said that if the measure is going to win passage it needs beefed up border security measures added to it.
The vast majority of Americans the vast majority -- conservative Republicans are prepared to support immigration reform.
But only if we can ensure that we're not gonna have another wave of illegal immigration in the future.
The senate is just a few days into its debate over that landmark bill that would give an estimated eleven million people who are here now in the country illegally a path to citizenship.
Rubio is not alone several GOP lawmakers are demanding tighter border security be tied to the gang -- -- bill senator David -- a Republican from Louisiana is one of those.
-- security provisions also says the bill is -- budget buster senator thanks so much for joining us today.
Thank you Shannon thanks for the invite.
Ask about this it did issue with the budget you -- you're going to file a budget point of order what does that mean how does that work for this bill.
Well right now there's eight point three billion dollars of spending in the bill.
And rather than I live with our budget caps and deal with that are responsible way under our budget caps.
Authors of the bill just call all of that emergency spending phenomena rules apply none of the budget rules apply -- budget -- -- That's a complete cop out and busting.
The budget discipline that were working very hard to begin to imposed.
So my point of order would challenge that that's so called emergency.
-- this is a serious issue but it's completely unforeseen it's not like -- and -- on for seem natural disaster or an enemy attack it's completely for saint.
Are there a number of different amendments that have been offered that will be offered one by York -- Senator Chuck Grassley Republican.
There's an amendment that essentially was voted down because it's been tabled and it won't come back but it was about time border control.
And making sure that it's dying having a timeline that it's actually verified and locked down before.
Those who are here illegally can starts.
It down that pathway to citizenship if it was voted down.
Especially in my understanding the bills what it what it does contain is that the Department of Homeland Security simply has to create and submit a plan.
Not actually that the borders be certified as locked down so.
If there are those on the hill who are saying are right it needs to have -- -- the American people can support it why vote down amendments like the one Grassley offered.
Well that's exactly the question of course I voted for it but the gang debate and all the Democrats voted it down.
And so I think this is the central question the central issue or we can actually verify.
That border security and workplace security is working.
Not just on paper but in practice before these legalization -- place to me that is the central cluster and the fatal flaw.
That is existed in the gang -- -- approach and previous approaches like the 1986.
Immigration reform bill.
What's happened in the house I mean even if something does get passed through the senate which in all likelihood it will all -- we don't know exactly the contours of what the senate will finally vote on.
Maybe get house.
You know there's talk over there I think -- house judiciary committee chair Bob good glad he says it's gonna be something radically different.
What they come up with in the house and he says you know -- -- don't wanna pass something it squeaks by.
With just enough Republican votes -- if you're gonna do something it's this -- -- -- he wants to see the vast majority of Republicans sign on.
And that they won't sign on to what's coming out of the senate how do you think this is ultimately result -- -- Well first of all I don't think it's clear that.
Some version of gang debate is gonna passed the senate.
I don't think it can pass with sixty votes right now that's why Marco Rubio and others are talking about an amendment so that they can get it over that finish line.
In the house Bob good black -- of our judiciary is talking about a fundamentally different.
Approach a step by step approach.
Doing things -- a certain order so that we can see -- actually working and actually verified before other things like big legalization happen.
Do you think there's any chance the rules are going to be changed in the senate when it comes to getting to the sick is sixty votes to be able to proceed on things.
I think about immigration I think about judges that you're voting on -- other issue is where they're starting to be this talk of changing the rules of the you can break the gridlock.
Right well there's been that talk for awhile but what would be required for the Democrats to do that is to actually break the rules in order to change the rules.
Harry Reid has promised he's not gonna do that at least.
For all of this congress through.
He's promised not publicly many different times he can walk away from that it can break his promise and then -- word would would be worth nothing but -- -- Right senator David that are happy Father's Day to you thank showtime thank you very much.
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