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Now -- some senators and members of the media are hailing the agreement as a major breakthrough on immigration reform there are many lawmakers tonight on Capitol Hill.
Who still have severe reservations about the gang of -- proposal because.
Legalization comes first in this agreement and border security second here to talk about more.
A Republican congressman Steve king of Iowa -- goma to Texas Keller welcome back to the -- -- Thanks John good to be back right there there were five separate amendments rejected this week by senator -- better soon.
Grassley Ron Paul and and corn and earlier today that would have had border security first.
This one has legalization first -- -- -- will this fly in the house.
Well I don't know they don't fly -- with others in the house.
But I think it's absurd the thing is we've done has -- -- -- 86.
The president right now has the money the manpower.
Everything he needs to secure the border he doesn't have the will and I don't know -- my friend does Steve King is insensitive and out -- as I have been.
To really feel the love and affection coming from our democratic friends.
Coming -- to as I understand this that this amendment your -- about Sean.
Was drafted with -- tremendous help from our friends like -- Chuck Schumer and others.
And even the president -- cares so deeply about Republicans they're telling us.
If you really want to help your party.
Then -- this amnesty and trust us we will secure the border or get really tough we promise this time.
And I'm sorry I -- -- all they'll love and affection forward and I think we have an obligation not to -- -- it.
Congressman king do you have any confidence that if there's legalization first border security second that the border security will happen.
I only have confidence that we're not gonna get border security out of these people they were never serious about it.
No these promises are not going to be followed through.
In 86 that was -- -- was the promise of enforcement and -- the eight amateur scene now.
That was a case all the way along in 2006.
We passed a border security fence -- secure fence act.
The offense was never built because it was undermine afterwards the only way that you could trust these people is if they actually support only this secure the border.
No legalization until that border is secure and then let's start the talks on something else that's really the only way we get this done.
They're not serious they want to undermine the of the rule of law.
And anything that legalize is there's a path to citizenship which of course I -- and state.
I could this congressman -- -- isn't -- the law of the land from the 2006 bill right now that was supposed to build the fence or is that been changed.
That's exactly right there's Vince was supposed to be built some of it was going to be virtual you might remember a couple years or so ago.
Secretary -- Donahoe said she was unilaterally canceling the law that was passed.
By the congress she wasn't gonna do that chance and now that in all seriousness I would trust my friend Steve King overall the love and affection flowing from the Democrats tried to help the Republican Party.
But the fact is we love this country and we know we need a secure border.
The president can do it right now and we ought to have passed one bill now and it says resolve.
The house will do nothing until the president finally secures the border as verified not -- homeland security and what -- them now either.
But by the four border governors.
What is likely congressman king to pass in the house is it going to be.
Border security first.
And it it's possible that something like that could come through the house there's been a moves through the Judiciary Committee.
-- -- tighten up the interior security.
And we know that they -- homeland security committee has passed state border security bill I don't think it does much of -- -- I'm not particularly impressed with that one.
But you know we've got a long ways to go area and it's gonna happen relatively fast I think the house won't make a huge mistake this month the senate may make a huge mistake next week.
But here's what we needed on the senate is proposing throw thirty billion dollars more into the southern border for security by.
Doubling the boots on the ground that's 20000 more Border Patrol -- says 40000 boots just to keep the -- straight.
We -- -- spending over six million dollars a mile on every mile of that southern border.
It cost four million dollars a mile to build a new interstate through Iowa corn fields which are pretty expensive these days.
Now we can build an interstate for four million dollars a mile why can't we secure the border for six million dollars a mile.
I take a couple million out the annual budget and start building a fence a wall -- offense and in a couple years we have all done on the budget we have.
Have either way that's stupid inanimate -- does not have.
Discretion it will work whether the administration says not -- not two -- not to detain or whether they let them -- -- I'm Sharon and Olmert and got some.
Yeah that the problem is not that it.
Speaker writer is not promises he won't bring a bill to the floor unless it has a majority of Republicans support.
He has promises that have believe they'll keep the promise the problem is he still refuses to say he will not -- -- confidential report.
To the floor without a majority of Republican support and that's a problem and try to get -- as -- right bill.
But if we -- pass -- through the house that could be the basis for a vehicle for a car I ask the united and then it comes and then.
The Democrats voted through with thirty -- so Republicans.
That that's -- very -- conservatives the fear conservatives is they'll pass this bill on the senate that the house will pass a border security first bill to go at a conference and that.
The the Democrats in the house with a few peeled away Republicans will pass the -- of the senate oriented bill out of fear.
And I was a shot that's exactly.
And now we've we've raise this alarm now -- -- say a month and a half.
About their -- enough this is step one -- speaker Boehner has made a solid pledge not to bring an immigration bill to the floor that doesn't have the majority support the Republican conference.
Now we need to ask him -- that also be true an amendment will that be true of a conference report.
And how about this commitment.
Secure the border before anything comes up in house and then we'll take this topic up India what that if they had done that in 2006.
We wouldn't be here they have this conversation last question -- John yeah.
His shot -- that.
John's a strong bid asked the speaker will you promise not to bring -- conference report to the built into the four without.
Republican majority support and he said we'll have to -- about that he wouldn't make the promise all right if he doesn't follow the pastor rule on the conference report bill Dana Rohrabacher had a pretty stern warning this week that there might be some people challenging his speakership.
Would be either you do that.
Well gee that's Sean I don't know oh yeah that's right I nominated Newt Gingrich in November.
And voted for Alan west in January is that yes -- consider something like that congressman king.
The shot my plan is still block amnesty and I'm focused exclusively on that -- don't have aspirations of any kind other than serve my country and defend the constitution.
All right thank you both for being with us on this busy -- -- did President Obama.
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