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-- this is a memo that was reportedly drafted by some staffers.
At citizen and immigration service is now that's part of the Homeland Security Department.
And this memo that got -- has created a big stir.
Among some GOP lawmakers and here's why.
It supposedly it was an internal memo that outlined a way for the administration to grant amnesty.
To thousands of illegal and immigrants in this country.
Without getting any approval from congress about having to go through congress to do that now.
Some Republican senators want to know if the administration is actually weighing that possibility.
But Friday on fox you heard from the white house Press Secretary who was very clear.
The White House doesn't support amnesty and I think people that support comprehensive immigration reform.
Dole's support amnesty either what we need to do is.
Again figure out how we're gonna secure our borders deal with those that are here but good -- a comprehensive way good at a federal level because.
As frustrated as arizonans are we understand that we can't have a patchwork of immigration laws.
Throughout each of the fifty states.
I'm senator David -- of Louisiana is one of those Republicans is asking the administration for clarification.
On that memo and he joins me now senator welcome good morning to you know thank you Martha.
So what do it you can Robert Gibbs later that -- -- he's at the administration does not support amnesty what did you make of his response there.
I think he's playing word games is that comprehensive immigration reform doesn't include amnesty he clearly does.
In the common sense of the American people in 2007.
Bill which then Senator Obama strongly supported -- amnesty NN.
So he's just playing word games that doesn't give me comfort quite frankly with regard to this eleven page mama.
I -- live let's go back to the memo for a moment because an edit the that -- -- -- have you found it -- disturbing -- -- -- way to sort of get -- congress -- and -- -- And number of people who are already here to be granted amnesty.
What -- the White House said in response to where it is now came from how much credence they give it whether or not it comes into any of their.
They really haven't said anything specifically they just said -- it's an internal memo it's not a final decision.
I'd like to hear that they -- completely disavowing.
All of those proposals.
In that detailed eleven page memo.
The fact that you have seen your lawyers in the administration figuring out how to completely frustrate law.
They call it deferred action.
They actually talk about protecting quote unquote protecting folks who were in this country illegally.
That is very very worrisome and we would like the White House the president absolutely reject those ideas.
And -- -- San and it's highly possible that you know a number of different scenarios were asked the attorneys to kind of looking into.
And figure out how we -- different approaches that that would seem to me so this staffers might work on.
Different approaches doesn't necessarily mean administration's stand behind it.
This approach is completely out of bounds the fact that it's being discussed within the administration.
Should concern everybody if somebody on my staff was developing.
That's sort of approach for legislation.
That be fired.
I hear I hear your point I got this idea and this seems to be with me what's being put forth by Robert Gibbs in the -- that we just saw also the president over the weekend.
That they they keep going back to this patchwork of me you know immigration live that you can't has -- coming up with your own immigration -- as they're putting it.
It and they have to feel emboldened by this decision by the judge last week in Arizona you know where's all that -- end.
Well obviously that's going to be appealed but nobody should be surprised when stakes states take action like Arizona did.
In light of the fact of the federal government under this administration.
And previous administrations including Republican administrations.
Have kick the can down the road ignored their own responsibility.
For thirty years.
So it shouldn't surprise anybody that Arizona's taking matters into their own hands of their border they -- state.
It's there crime rate it's there social services it shouldn't surprise us.
And I -- let's talk a little bit about what's behind your neck of the woods there in Louisiana because that there -- -- -- nail.
This static kill you know we have the top kill we have the top pat we -- whatever else that was caught along the way it sounded pretty similar procedure with the cement and mud.
It is this more unworkable because we're at a different stage of the game here.
I think it is and hope it is because the flow has been stopped.
So hopefully this static kill will work and permanently stop the flow.
In addition the relief wells are being finished off but the good news is the flow has been stopped.
For several weeks and we're all hopeful that it's going to be permanently shut in various -- I haven't said that we have a lot of remaining challenges we still have oil coming into our mark number one.
We need to protect against that.
Economically we have the devastation that's mounting.
From the drilling moratorium and we need to get rid of that moratorium.
That's costing us more jobs and oil fell yeah in how that fight going.
Well it's it's difficult unfortunately the president his administration seems.
-- again I don't think they understood that economic devastation.
This moratorium would cause everybody here on the coast including fishermen shrimpers oyster men who are most affected.
-- oil are unanimous that the moratorium needs to be left and we can put.
Major safety measures in place immediately.
And -- the -- -- and I senator we hope that this static kill works and some of the blue one of the problems yeah I got a lot of sense to deal with down there.
And also let's not hear back from the white house on that memo and and yes -- absolutely on accuracy and top of that story here's wow thank you --
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