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We'll be talking about some concrete solutions to the illegal immigration problem.
We're looking at the president's approach as -- -- and those who were trying to unseat him the Republican presidential candidates joined now by Chris throwback Kansas secretary of state.
Co author of a number of the state anti illegal immigration laws and a supporter of governor Mitt Romney also with us tonight.
Alberto -- on its junior attorney who serves as counsel to business interest affected by immigration laws also former General Counsel.
The senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson -- -- executive director of the national immigration forum.
-- -- with me in New York good to see you are all and only welcome to the studio.
But let's start with resurrecting the DREAM Act rejected rejected rejected.
Let's talk again about comprehensive immigration reform.
For the past six years rejected rejected.
And what point does this administration.
Decide it may have to do something differently if it's sincere and authentic in its desire to help illegal over.
I think it yet to look at the upside as well what are Republicans -- you.
Differently actually help the nation report will Republicans actually come to the table around a rational pragmatic solution.
Best serves the needs of our economy the DREAM Act as a perfect example what we serve the needs of our economy exactly.
Served the national interest in my opinion and I and I would argue that our national interest is our economy I would argue that our economy is part and a component -- There are national interest and and battle your your thoughts at what what is the president doing here what does he need to do you got a solution here.
Let's start with a solution.
Yeah he's done a lot on the administrative front both -- -- Customs and Border Protection and -- administrative procedures.
People trying to come into the United States and making them more efficient.
What -- what I'd like to see done.
Is a conversation with Republicans and Democrats from the congress at the White House or at the capital.
You're talking about the DREAM Act Democrats voted no.
On that in the senate and helped kill it to not get to the sixty votes now Republicans were.
Overwhelmingly opposed but it is a bipartisan failure and I think you have to go and pick up the pieces on where people agree and look at.
This in an -- All parties as we know don't agree on dog gone thing.
I think the -- and -- exceptions.
But they certainly don't agree on anything on illegal immigration.
Better are you really saying it's gotta be a Republican solution that some of sufficient number of Democrats can get on board -- is that what you're really saying.
That is part of what I'm saying -- -- if I don't take art parties.
Are are -- -- crystal back your your candidate governor Mitt Romney.
-- he was on.
Well let let's -- what we're gonna we're gonna take this up we're gonna show everybody.
What governor Romney said but what your thoughts very quickly.
Is the -- well doing well on this issue right now.
-- -- I think he is certainly his support among Hispanic voters is high that was the worry of some that when governor Romney.
Showed America how strong he was on enforcing our immigration laws and that he was clearly opposed to amnesty clearly opposed to the DREAM Act.
That somehow he would -- lose support among that segment of voters and and this not happening in and I think it's important that governor Romney's position.
You know is is showing a -- wedge between him and and Gingrich shoot is for the DREAM Act amnesty.
And is not for attrition through enforcement so I -- where -- a divide.
So for those two gentlemen don't need much of a -- to --