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-- senate meanwhile.
To outgoing Republican senators introducing legislation this week.
Granting legal resident residents say that is -- young people brought into the country illegally some are calling.
The if she backed the GOP's own version of the DREAM Act here with more when the bill's cosponsor senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas.
-- welcome back to the show is always great to have you here tell us how in your legislation.
In different from the jury -- Our legislation gives a legal status to these young people who really are and conundrum they may have grown up here this is the country they know.
But yet they are illegal because their parents brought them here before they were fourteen years old.
But we don't go into a citizenship track we allow them to get in line behind the people who have.
Been lawful and waited in line so we don't give them a preference in -- but we do give them a legal status and we don't prohibit them.
From getting in line if they choose to.
Go the citizenship route.
Senator what do you have to have to be able to be part of the program is your defining.
You have to be under fourteen when you came here and yet to be under 28 now.
UK and served four years in the military.
Or you can have six years in which to get some kind of job training or degree.
Can be college degree of course are a technical degree or vocational degrees something that gives you a skill.
And then from that point you would get a second -- That would allow you to work for four years and then have the ability to stay here as long as you want to and abide by the law.
Well I wanna ask you about why it's important I have this legislation -- any issues of course in the wake of the election.
A lot -- critics of the Republicans said that Republican Party in particular needed to be more supportive of immigrants have some kind of path to citizenship.
Your legislation doesn't go that far -- -- further.
And why is -- important to make at least some steps in the direction of helping people become more fully integrated into society.
Well first of all we do welcome immigrants because there is a way to come into our country legally.
What we're dealing with is people who have come illegally.
And in this case they -- children who really didn't have a choice and they are here and they've been educated in America and we're trying to give them a legal status that.
Allowing fear of deportation.
Allows them to go to college or go to school and stay here they want to and if they want to become citizens.
They can apply and get in line and abide by the law as it is today we don't change the law we don't prohibit them.
But we don't give them the cut in line.
Before the people who have waited for years to get that green card or citizenship.
I wanna switch gears here just a little that you are -- hot bed without calling on Washington calling on congress and the president.
Not to raise taxes on small business operators.
And what do you fear and what would you like to see happen.
I think we're going to just -- -- this very fragile economy if we raise taxes on the people.
Who are creating jobs they want to create jobs.
We need to give the people in small business.
And -- predictability.
They need to know.
What to expect an all the president talks about his more taxes and more taxes -- more taxes.
And and on top of health care.
That's why we have not gotten really.
Any better off in unemployment then when the president took office.
I just think it's time for us has stopped talking about.
Making it harder to create jobs and instead say we champions small business and we want you to grow and expand and give us a great economy.
By hiring people.
-- -- -- -- is set about stability and predictability.
I think that's what a lot of people are looking for out there.
Thanks for coming on the show denied it's great to have you here -- come back soon.
Thanks Jerry I love being on thank you thank --
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