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A battle brewing on Capitol Hill over immigration reform between house Republicans and an unlikely opponent.
Senator John McCain Republican of Arizona the 2008 presidential nominee backs the bipartisan senate bill.
Many analysts say he's now on a collision course with house conservatives who are set to begin writing their own version of immigration reform joining us now Bob Cusack managing editor.
For the -- we say an unlikely opponent but really this is kind of par for the course when it comes -- Senator McCain right.
That's right Rick McCain has clashed with house conservatives on a range of issues over the years whether it's budget or tax cuts.
Interrogation techniques for detainees.
So this is nothing new and certainly McCain has bitten his tongue so far -- -- he's not criticize that speaker Boehner.
For not scheduling a vote.
On the senate bill but senators Charles Schumer who -- McCain's been closely working.
With is predicting that the house eventually will schedule a vote on that senate passed -- so.
It could just be a matter time before -- McCain and house concerns are publicly feuding with one another.
Bob what's it -- concern for house Republicans when it comes to immigration reform is it border security.
Is it -- amnesty.
Is it the potential of batting perhaps millions of Democrats to the voter rolls what's the real.
Reason why Republicans are against this idea a lot of them.
I think that someone that is is kind of all the about depending on which house conservative you talked to and certainly.
House conservatives don't like the senate bill I think the biggest issue -- issue is the pathway to citizenship and.
If this bill does not make it the president Obama's desk this year well it's funny because of that because.
Senator Schumer said Democrats -- not gonna vote for any bill that doesn't have a pathway.
And conversely house conservatives saying listen we're for a guest worker program but were not for up halfway to citizenship critics call that amnesty.
And so that's going to be.
The major obstacle to actually having this become law.
What is the consensus on the hill Bob as far as the biggest the bigger risk for Republicans it is it.
Either going along with the immigration reform or is the bigger risk being blamed for its untimely death.
Well I if you talk to some Republicans privately they don't think they need an immigration reform bill for the 2014 elections but they need one signed into law.
By the 2016 elections -- 12014 that's about the base.
Hardcore conservatives liberals coming out getting out your base and but as far as the presidential election totally different environment -- thought -- was Mitt Romney certainly hurt.
By his immigration stances in 2012 so.
Is there -- need to do this if you ask Republicans yes do they need to do it right now that divided opinion on the.
Bob Cusack as a managing editor from -- Bob thanks very much -- talked to was always expect.
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