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Not a bill isn't perfect.
It's -- compromise nobody's gonna get everything they want not Democrats not Republicans not me.
But it's consistent with the principles that I and others have laid out for common sense reform.
That's what Republicans and Democrats CEOs and labor leaders are saying that now's the time to pass this bill.
Turning out a hot button -- senate Democrats have vowed to finish working on an immigration bill by July 4.
Monday there will be a procedural vote on a border security agreement that was crafted by two Republican senators.
President Obama is offering his support for the so called gang of eight bill.
But the real question is whether house GOP.
Leaders will go four -- many Republicans remain skeptical of claims that border security will be effective -- enforced.
Joining us now to weigh in New York Times best selling author Ann -- -- -- -- Ireland and -- I know you're very wary of having lawmakers passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill even though we're talking about a senate bill right now you want the house to steer clear away from it.
Elections are over.
And you hope that there's going to be a Republican controlled senate at that time so you have to available list.
Yes exactly so we can pass a bill that actually is an.
I love that they'll come -- clip from a bombing you're just blade.
As if you know this is some reasonable bipartisan bill and everybody got some -- Don't the Democrats will get thirty million new voters 80% of of which according to all polls will be voting for the Democrats.
Why any Republican would support this and by the way I mean it is kind of strikes striking the Republicans.
Including Marco Rubio.
Don't support such an amnesty is when they're run for office -- -- it's what once they get to Washington they discover.
All -- -- you know unknown bounties for Republicans -- amnesty but rubio specifically.
Specifically -- a pathway to citizenship is amnesty when he ran against Charlie Crist a couple of years ago.
But many senators including John McCain are saying they're confident that concerns over border security will be satisfied with -- amendment and a lot of people are also wondering though what's the big rush to passing this bill before July 4.
Yes you're absolutely right this is the way the Democrats always could -- always look -- the Republicans.
As they tried to do with gun control Oakmont you have to be forgotten until after -- -- we're trying to help out Republicans when -- scheduled to vote for Sunday.
-- the better half has always ban.
Let's think about this seeing what's in this thousand page bill I mean this is.
Another obamacare are tight bail.
Where people don't know what's in it are real immigration bill could be about one page long and forcing you verify -- all the facts.
This idea that offense is home.
Is still impossible and that what do you what do you mean offense we don't understand that won't work you know offense -- -- worked all over the world going back.
Hundreds of of you years.
I and you know I -- you mentioned the -- the thousand page bill a lot of folks are worried that the senators.
Who will be voting on this are not.
Going to have to -- will not have -- chance to read all of the bill and the things that we're not hearing about that much in the -- bill is that.
There will be no repercussions reportedly for immigrants who overstayed their visa is and that they will still remain on the path to citizenship.
If they do and get a green card is giving immunity to people who violate our laws and going to make things worse and we have now.
Yes absolutely but the Democrats don't care about making.
On first immediately getting them legalized and a few years later giving them citizenship because it helps them elect -- and and don't be mistaken the Democrats do not care about these people.
It is generally they certainly don't care about low wage workers that's -- Republicans should care about we care about Americans and low wage workers are going to be devastated.
By bringing -- Another thirty million.
Very low wage workers it's just the laws of supply and demand.
People will be poorer.
Especially those without a high school education without a college education.
They're already suffering under under Obama with -- of unemployment the last thing we need.
Is is -- -- another thirty million low wage workers and and by the way the reason I keep saying thirty million -- -- The estimates now and all assume they are correct is that we have eleven million illegal immigrants here.
Well but we have chain migration under Teddy Kennedy's 1965 immigration act so.
That eleven million can instantly start bringing in their distant relatives their Brothers in -- -- second cousins.
Which is what happened with with Reagan's 1986 amnesty bill which is why.
Yet the 1986 amnesty bill in 1988 the Republicans -- are of Hispanic vote plummeted from 37% to 30%.
A few years later the last Republican was elected statewide in California this is devastating for for the Republican Party.
Which Republican should care about it's also devastating for the country which the entire country should care about especially those who care about.
Who care about people who are at the bottom rungs of society.
My ankle is great to see you as always -- will wait to see how what transpires on Monday as the senate gets set to vote on this amendment appreciate it.
Thanks Alan good to see you good to see you too thanks.
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