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-- there's a key senate vote that is expected today.
That could pave the way for a sweeping new immigration reform -- senators say that sixty votes are what they would like to -- to end.
While they would need 68 and debate some of them think they could get seventy which would obviously be more decisive victory in the senate it -- -- -- on to the house with a little bit more momentum perhaps.
Karl Rove is a former senior advisor and this is chief of staff to president George W.
Bush of course and also Fox News contributor Carl good morning good to have you here.
As far as the morning what do you make of this I mean -- it looks like it's got some momentum obviously in the senate.
Well -- what has -- -- -- right now.
Well of personal -- there will never be enough time for some members and and and this this amendment from it's underscore her.
But Tennessee and -- in North Dakota is a 119 pages it's been laid out since Friday.
It's relatively easy to read.
It's part of the larger bill that's been laid out since may so there's plenty of time for people read it that the -- -- the hope and -- amendment essentially just five provisions.
20000 more Border Patrol -- that's the roughly 21000 I believe today.
Four point five may have billion dollars additional for border security measures.
A guarantee of 700 miles of pedestrian fence along the border we now have 350.
-- the requires an implementation of it what's called an entry exit.
System for visas.
Right now about 40% of people get a visa to come to the United States -- -- -- this is a system that allows you know when they come in where they go out and where they are.
And finally full implementation what's called.
By and it's relatively easy but it the employer has to go on line check here.
Identification and -- -- -- -- US citizen and then can be employed and mrs.
These -- the majors that are contained in the 119 pages but look it's anytime you touch immigration -- it's complicated.
And we saw this over the weekend was a story -- a bright part that said it.
Anybody who -- overstayed their visa and -- was was going to be given a green card which turned out simply not to be true instead it was a very narrow provision that said.
If you're from one on nine countries to get what's called temporary protected status because of war conflicted -- your country.
And you've been employed for ten years the last ten years you can like every other person is here in the United States get in line to become a citizen ultimately.
You know at the back the line that can't happen for another ten years and so forth.
I said that's us a clarification.
That the you know how I want it just asking as we look at a poll -- what the poll that we have as well.
Because Rand Paul saying forget -- you know this is gonna come -- -- house is dead on arrival in the house even if they get it through the senate even if it's got some momentum.
Politically for Republicans how likely is it that anything's moves forward on this that could be.
It's significant in terms of of an immigration policy in the next election.
Well as he is you saw on the new fox -- they're pretty strong numbers over 80% of the American people want stronger border security and nearly three out of four support path to citizenship.
So there's support for a bill but the devil is in the details now.
Senator Paul you know may be right he may be wrong you know one of the things about the legislative process is it's hard it.
You know sort of forecasted particularly if you're senator depicting how the houses -- -- congressman.
Depicting how the Senate's gonna act but I think that important thing is the process ought to continue going my personal view is the process ought to keep going.
And we -- to see what what the house through it generates in response to the senate one thing we do know that is if the senate passes -- bill.
But the house is not going to be inclined to take up the senate bill and what and if the house does produce something that's going to be in many products different from the senate.
I now but just quickly you know with some Republicans say if you pass immigration.
-- the GOP can forget the next presidential election the others say the opposite is -- Yeah what do you think locate it well I think it's very I think that is ridiculous to suggest -- 2016 election will be automatically lost.
Based on a bill that doesn't allow people become a US citizen.
For probably thirteen to fifteen years from now.
You know but but look I understand their political ramifications -- this my own personal view is is that if the Republicans and Democrats pass a -- -- immigration bill.
Republicans will be able to begin to make their case to the Latino community.
In a way that they can't today because this is a threshold issue one last point -- Mitt Romney got 27% of the Latino vote nationwide.
In the seven states with exit polling he got 32.
-- the battleground of battlegrounds Mitt Romney got 42% of the Latino vote.
It says to me if we can get past this issue.
Republicans have a chance to make a convincing case -- this ought to be done now for politics in ought to be done because right policy we got a broken system that needs to be fixed game.
Anxious and thank you cop a CNN --
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