Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
I'm Liz Laurent -- with Fox News Latino and joining me here today is congressman Luis that the evidence welcomed high.
Good -- -- so you have your hands full these days that the immigration reform sure.
And here one of these so called group of seven that's right yes which means it's a bipartisan group working on a bill and passing a bill.
Can you tell me where does that stand right now well the bill is drafted.
-- I think -- dealing with small little parts of the bill so essentially.
I think we need to present it before the congress and the United States of America.
Hopefully right after Labor Day.
It's a -- time we're gonna be leaving for six weeks not a good time to drop a bill.
Without first being around to explain it to garner support for so Labor Day.
Let's hope it gets done that I'm ready I'm one of the seven I find out.
I really don't have any more things to argue about -- to dispute in the belt I hope we get our Republican colleagues and democratic colleagues to sign on the bill.
Right now during the recess I know that many congressmen meet with their constituents.
Do you plan to do that and do you plan any more -- joint appearances.
With the Republican colleague.
Well that's why I'm here in New York we're going to have an activity Eric Cantor is going to be coming out tomorrow.
To Jackson Heights did not queens which I understand is a very.
Part of the city of Chicago of the city of New York.
-- Not that I don't know that there's any part that's not but it seems to be particularly he's going I'm looking forward -- -- pronouncement tonight will be getting together with some speakers in the park.
And then we're going family get together -- some of the immigrant.
Community groups here and we.
Are waiting for further invitations to see how -- last week for example I was in Bakersfield that Saturday with congressman -- a -- Republican.
Lots of farm workers.
Talking about conference immigration he affirmed his commitment to the next day when I got the Denver congressman Kaufman and invited him to lunch with a group of immigrants.
Advocates he couldn't make it but he did publish an op Ed piece I've been Chicago I've been with Paul Ryan I think working across the -- -- Here's the particular situation that I think we find in the house of representative.
The Democrats and immigration.
Part from the premise that they're the majority in the house were not Democrats -- the majority in the house when I'd like Democrats and the majority sure what we're not.
Republicans on the other hand when they come to immigration.
Fail to recognize.
That the country spoke.
About immigration and actually they want comprehensive immigration reform.
They want to stop picking winners or losers and they want us to fix this problem so Republicans would understand that Democrats wouldn't -- their in the minority I think we could.
Reach an agreement.
Now what is your tour in New York what -- some of the stops well that's not what we're going to be tonight.
Where we're going to be meeting tonight well tomorrow we're going to be.
The whole day we're gonna spend it in several different.
Parts of queens tomorrow so tomorrow queens that it's only going to be one that so it's a one day stop tonight.
All of the principles -- gonna get together so former secretary of commerce would get with its gonna speak.
And others will be speaking tonight.
At a gathering.
So that we can raise the issue among our stuff but tomorrow's going to be meeting with the grass -- and we're gonna have a benefit Eric Cantor be one of the principal speaker.
Right now Steve King made some very controversial comments about immigrants this week.
Is this going to be something that just passes or is this going in the stick well I think that look.
There reprehensible they're stupid ignorant.
Comments that he made.
Their hateful that's what speaker Boehner.
I mean look the Republicans are run and away from Steve King I think for two reasons number one because they're clearly reprehensible.
Hateful statements bigoted statements.
That have no place in the body politics and in our conversation.
While people as I think that the two are having a conversation across the -- Republicans and Democrats he said before and well to -- would have to happen I believe.
When you see someone acting stupid like -- child.
You don't you sit him in the corner.
And the adults take over the conversation they are adults.
So for every Steve -- they're twenty but good decent Republicans in the house majority I wanna talk about.
And I want them to get together with the Democrats that are good decent men and between and women and between us.
We should just like.
That Steve king of sight and reach an agreement that's really the way to say shut up.
With -- stupid reprehensible comments we're gonna reach an agreement we're gonna settle this issue.
Right well thank you congressman thank you this group the evidence for visiting today.
And good luck in your efforts thinks.
Filter by section