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Are here -- -- pass immigration reform in the senate big step closer to reality senators okay by two to one margin the so called border surge.
That measure would double the number Border Patrol agents were about 40000.
-- at 20000.
Provide billions of more dollars for more fencing in high tech surveillance along the border with the use of drones ground sensors and thermal imaging cameras and mandate that before illegal immigrants can even become -- legal permanent residence.
These beefed up border measures have to be in place and America has nationwide employment verification system the and better entry exit system to the nation's airports and seaports.
Now what -- sponsors that border surge remember the senator Bob worker.
Republican from Tennessee sir good morning to you and then I'll go back here to America's Newsroom all right you've got some skeptical Republicans -- day.
Senators or members of the house.
They get except us.
Bill -- and I anybody that.
Believes our border needs to be more secure couldn't think this is an outstanding achievement I mean it is.
An incredible step -- -- I do think the bill's gonna come out of the senate with a lot of bipartisan support and obviously a -- take up a bill unveiled hopefully and they'll do what they wish with this legislation and hopefully candidly make it even stronger but yesterday no doubt for all those Republicans.
And all those people across our country that for years.
Have -- and the border to be more secure.
Yesterday with a huge step forward and I think it was a step forward for an immigration bill overall.
That meets the needs of this nation at this time I'm very excited about where we are -- look forward to seeing it through.
The duration of this week.
-- hit -- and there's a lot to go through here Chuck Grassley your colleague Republican from Iowa said this just last Thursday.
I think it's about time in Washington that we quit making empty promises.
Particularly -- immigration in particular what we have the experience of 1986.
Because I was part of those promises and we screwed.
-- -- Yes so that's why this is such a strong amendment.
That passed yesterday -- went through this first hurdle.
Is because all five of those things that you just went through on the top of the hour all five of those things have to be in place and -- -- this is one of those things we had discussions about triggers that were subjective.
And people worried about move in the goal -- one way or another.
I think I said yesterday on your program that look I used to build shopping centers around the country and when I was completed.
Everybody could see it and I was paid at that time -- in this case.
On border security every American is going to be able to see what their own these 20000 Border Patrol agents that -- -- have billion dollars in technology.
The fencing 350 miles of that.
And those have to be fully in place fully deployed before anybody can move to a grain -- status so I am thrilled with what has happened.
I think it really -- this bill hopefully they'll be some other amendments and -- Rob Portman has a very good amendment that I hope gets -- vote and that'll make it even stronger.
All right already got two things quickly in the minute I have left years some on the right.
They believe the -- gonna pass a version -- how shall pass its version you get a conference that you apply an amnesty clause in the bill.
That passes again in the senate and forces Republicans in the house.
To make a decision alternately that divides the party what -- Think about.
You know -- I I don't know how people can prognosticate.
What's gonna happen now in the future down -- right now wake happy today and deal of the task at hand and our task is to pass out of the senate -- balanced and very strong immigration bill.
The house has the ability to do what Everett -- -- on steroids on the politics have a do you think ultimately this is.
To the party.
Bill -- me to say this there are some people regardless of what an immigration bills are always gonna vote against it.
Let's let these two bodies war the way that they should Republican controlled house and nothing's gonna get out of there that Republicans don't support.
Let's have a congress let's have a conference.
I must deal with this issue I mean -- don't hide in the closet let's don't put our head under the -- let's deal with this issue we have an ability right now to debate this fully and open in front of America.
We're doing that.
We passed -- landmark border security amendment last night let's keep going.
When it gets the more seriously than they have -- -- you had 67 yesterday may be it's 69 on and on Friday what's the magic number do you believe.
You -- bill I'm I'm hoping.
That we will improve the bill more this way can get to a place.
We can have seventy that look IR are you already did seventy.
I'm I'm not bill last said that I thought we get fifteen Republicans yesterday we did -- Monica beat my.
I'm gonna keep my record of hitting that target and we'll see what happens the rest of the way thank you senator Bob -- from Tennessee we shall see indeed thank you sir.
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