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-- is going on in the senate over immigration reform is a big topic of the week and lawmakers are considering a newly unveiled amendment.
By senator Parker and senator -- We don't have the full text of that amendment yet it's expected to be filed later today.
But aides tell us here at fox -- cost for five steps be taken.
Before green cards can be changed the eleven million immigrants living illegally right now in the united states of course that's an approximation.
These five requirements are as follows the full implementation of a universal.
Complete implementation of an entry in -- -- tracking system for visitors to the United States.
That building at an additional 350.
Miles to the southern border fence that would bring the total number of miles for fencing to 700.
And you -- and technological infrastructure is stuck install along the border as well for security and here's the final one.
The hiring training and deploying I have an additional 20000 border agents they're calling this the border search and certain reports -- This amendment already is facing some opposition senator Ted -- of Texas promising to vote against it take a listen.
Washington is very very good.
-- -- -- -- A great many things in this town are stage managed.
From the outset in my opinion.
It was clear.
That the managers of this bill we're going to near the end of the senate process allowing amendments.
That would at least purport to increase border security.
That would be a fig leaf and allow everyone to say hose and a -- -- -- -- been secured now let's all come on board with this gigantic bill.
We're joined now by the two Republican sponsors of the amendment senator Bob Parker of Tennessee and senator John whole event.
I'm North Dakota and busy day gentlemen great to have you on the program thank you so much.
Senator carper let me start with you will go big about this -- and get into some of the specifics but your party in general.
Has been very critical -- Democrats in this administration for ushering in an error.
A big governments.
Respond directly -- senator crews there is your amendment just a fig leaf.
That is green lighting even more big governments for Americans.
One guy can't have it both ways I'm really proud of the war senator -- and our staff and others have put together here this is the most robust border security measures that that -- saying that hasn't happened canyon passing in solving the problem with the same time and this actually has even less than even though we have 20000 Border Patrol agents and senator Warner was calling -- -- thousand.
This is still a little less than senator cruise was calling for so.
This we think overwhelms the border it's truly -- -- came with all the other components that are slabs and we have put together.
I think this solves the problem and moves aside the whole issue of securing the border I'm really really proud of the effort that we put forth here.
Going to be introduced in the next short period of time there's one little issue that's being worked on the -- is she ready what is fetish I've.
Wait well you know -- we'll get well you'll -- the bill when it comes out and and it's not any thing having to do -- border security is a very very strong manager.
I'm very proud of it.
For those people they're concerned about border security mission but it SI.
So -- let's.
If you could senator -- and if we can't get directly to that one -- and and not let that go too far we'll go back to senator -- for senator and I am happy to address -- -- look at what what is it what is the one hole that that's -- that's keeping the text from being released.
As Bob -- our focus in this bill is to strengthen the border but there are other issues going on on as well for example.
Illegal immigrants in RPI status as provisional status don't get benefit.
Minutes and we've taken a tough line on that we're getting pushed back from the other side and we're saying no.
And so that's one of these items is still being held up a lot work in -- -- this you know.
Our focus from the start he has been tough border enforcement of 3.2 billion.
Strategic plan that includes all the latest technologies 20000 more border -- 700 miles of fence and -- verify system.
Electronic entry exit at all airports seaports is what were holding -- closet and they keep pushing back and that's why it's taken some time.
I think his name mentioned the benefits of what happens with some of the people that are already here illegally and that comes to the issue of accountability senator Parker and that's something that a lot of people have questions about in your amendments.
We're talking about securing the border.
But what is the measure six sacks in -- amendment what tells us that the border is now secure.
And it all these other afterwards and immigration reform can happen in what is the measure back.
Immigrants cannot yet they drink -- Until all 13000.
Border Patrol agents are in place.
They cannot get a green card until all 3.2.
Billion of the technology that the border control his -- -- is in place.
They cannot get a green card until all the exit visa program that that candidly is very important isn't flights they cannot get a green car.
Until either a thousand -- so this has the most tangible.
Triggers that you can possibly put in place every American.
Can look at this bill can look at the implementation and save it -- these things aren't.
Why so it's not getting one hit anyone who criticizes this bill.
Because of border security.
In my opinion it is looking for a reason right to criticize the bill.
It's interesting that you say that because we have some and it's been very critical of this bill that's coming up next hour and senator holding its -- the man is Daniel Daniel hand injuries economists in the Wall Street Journal.
And he has an issue with a particular part of border security.
And and that is the wall he says that a border fence will be the equivalents.
-- America's Berlin Wall like a historic embarrassment he says that we'll sit in the sun and ride and -- doing that he says.
That won't overshadow any efforts by the Republican party for decades to come when it comes immigration because it'd be such a visible sign.
Of the wrong type of policy respond directly to him.
-- you can't have it both ways look need to secure the border or you don't we've got a number of things we're doing it's not just.
But the border fans it's the 20000 border agencies that technology -- the systems at all airports and seaports and here's another very important point.
Securing the border also means that you take away the incentive to come here illegally if you have a mandatory nationwide.
He could come here illegally if they can get across the border which they can't because we're -- -- security.
They are not going to be able get a job because an employer won't be able to hire.
So you also have a guest worker program that allows them to come here legally and go back home she'd take away any points -- had to come -- -- What about and then you secure the -- what about the citizens and I'm gonna -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- for an -- about the -- important -- and I appreciate -- time -- just really quick one of these things -- -- -- -- way to have a national ID database you know senator Rand Paul's.
Issuing his island -- he says today as districts -- if you could quickly to that because that's a concern -- given that NSA surveillance and other intrusions are our viewers might -- on their own personal privacy.
It's exactly like the pilot program that's in place now there is no registry.
There should be no criticism of the it's not for it.
-- you were strong advocates of personal privacy in the Fourth Amendment this is about making sure that we enforce.
Employment -- also illegals can't be hired that's part of making sure we secure the border and have comprehensive immigration reform.
Senators thank you so much we'll see the -- -- say in an -- will we see the actual logo are either.
Yeah I wouldn't yes I think you -- and we'll watch for that thank you for the clarification and a few other points we look forward have you both back thank you so much.
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