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Well today Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are blasting the gang -- over the lack of transparency concerning their proposal.
To discuss the future comprehensive immigration reform as well as port security Manhattan institute fellow in city journal contributing editor Heather McDonald and it's one for me to thank you -- Some thoughts on his lack of transparency -- his gang of eight negotiation what do you think -- missing out here in the public.
Well we've been missing out a lot of the backroom deals but I think we're gonna have transparency in the future I I've -- not.
So worried about.
The negotiations up to now but I think what we need to -- is what's going to be the impact on the 27.
-- million Americans without jobs with who have only high school degrees just a comment if you dwell on why that strategy why are they doing this act -- -- I I think they don't want the press following you know all of the trades that are going on and I I think you know that that's understandable.
They want to get something out there and the Republicans.
The leadership is pressuring to get something out there based on the fallacy that the only thing that stands between.
Republicans and Hispanic voters is amnesty and that's not the case so in other words immigrants would prefer legal status over actual citizenship.
Welcome my understanding that correctly.
No I I have my point is is that.
The the Republicans believe that they can pass an amnesty it will get a whole lot of new Hispanic voters okay what turns Hispanics often to the Republican Party.
Is there economic policies they love Obama care they love big government.
They love high taxes so this whole.
Can seat on the part of Republicans.
Is just fake.
Okay and as far as border security what really matters is not just what's happening on the Texas and California Arizona borders what matters is what's happening inside.
I wanna -- -- the statistics in just a moment but first I wanna get your opinion on senator Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz kind of breaking up a little bit end.
You know rubio seemed to be the most reasonable least in my view in terms of how all of this was being negotiated and how the news.
Did present itself.
To the -- in recent weeks and it really in particular this pathway to citizenship I mean.
Does that show that they -- negotiations that are in secret right now might not be going is.
Well for either side.
I think they're going well -- we've heard we've got the guest worker program in which oddly.
Promoted by saying if we don't have guest worker program we're gonna have ten million.
New illegal aliens in a decade and didn't which completely undercuts his claim that border security will be a given in this in this even -- that senator -- is -- is vowing to oppose a path to legalization for -- I don't -- I think the Republican leadership is just so determined to do this I we will have hearings but we will get this bill.
-- -- let's talk about these border arrests in the numbers William La -- put out these numbers for us he can repeat them for you.
The southwest border is actually grown less secure he's reporting in the last year's -- actually increased by 27000.
I Texas arrests in the last six months are up 53%.
Does that expedite things -- -- make of of the -- and the problem is not improving right.
And the fact is is that this is the usual situation once you get into this country when you're basically guaranteed no deportation.
If if the Republicans want to show that they're serious about enforcement what they just say it's not just Border Patrol.
But we want an absolutely secure.
We want no funding for Sanctuary Cities that are basically say to illegal aliens come here in your home free.
And we will.
Insist on secure communities which allows local jails to report illegal alien criminals and to ice right now you have city after city withdrawing from that program.
If we can't even enforce immigration law against criminals.
There is no way that when this bill passes we're gonna have enforcement against people who come here illegally in the future.
The AP you know basically taking term illegal immigrant out of its style but does help that at age it is every -- -- -- -- deep.
What do you think was behind that it's -- for the future it is it is exactly the direction we're going in.
Which in his favor that or do you think it's I think it's absurd of course of course if you -- here.
-- that the -- uses the term illegal alien.
By definition there such thing as as illegal alien -- But what this means is that we are becoming increasingly.
Paranoid about making these distinctions.
You have the left in immigration advocates pushing incessantly.
For that idea that there should be no distinction between legal and illegal immigrants and that's what we're gonna see in the future.
A really great -- thank you so much Heather -- regular.
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