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Here's an here's an example only a game there are just received the amendment filed by senator Patrick Leahy in which he reintroduces.
His amendment to bring equality to same sex couples which he had withdrawn.
Previous to the votes and this procedural vote I mean this is this is nothing more than righteous ideological.
You know insistence upon.
Playing -- out and gaming and again.
He bought and -- one message and now at this moment he reintroduces it that's hardly they work have of -- A legislation.
Well going back here earlier -- -- hits you you hit you hit the nail on the head we don't need gimmick metrics we don't need you know bluster about.
You know sound -- policy measures we are going to need.
Resources to Border Patrol agents on the ground and along the border to make sure that they are doing their job they are the experts in this situation.
We do not need politicians.
Determining our national our homeland security and -- we need any justice for second -- so.
The point is when when Chris says that you know this is this -- guided.
Border security the fact is this bills adding six billion dollars to border security this bill will lead our nation to spend over twenty billion dollars on.
Federal immigration enforcement already the largest federal enforcement program.
How do you measure success how do you measure success in controlling the -- as we.
We've seen Border Patrol I mean for crying out blob almost doubled in various other forces exactly and technology what is the metric by which you will judge success.
Would -- -- senator Barack and suggest 90%.
We're already seeing in the media in the high traffic sector along a southwestern border.
Apprehensions rates plummet to near record lows.
We're our end and the other thing about this lose you actually have a comprehensive test kitchen you know what is actually authorities are responsible for what I'm asking LA I'm asking you what is the metric by which to judge success that the -- and the metric at the metric is having Smart enforcement measures on the ground in high traffic areas and I -- of rather -- electronics -- what we -- -- -- we're trying to stretch and again.
Let me try -- our crystal rock.
What is the measurement.
You you have to have things that are objectively.
So even -- 90% metric is just a figure out of the blue because we don't know what the denominator -- -- that's nine -- that we catch 90% of the people try to command.
We don't know what the numbers of people try to commit you have to have things that are you can qualify like X number of miles of border fence -- coming -- -- at a site that sounds like Chris.
That's what else that's exactly I think Christmas that we might -- agreement that what you Iranian government edict that you.
You gave me an -- that that is meaningless.
-- -- a number of federal employees is not up for example we have almost triple the number of ice agents since two since 9/11.
Yet but I mean those -- originally ordered not to enforce the law those epidemic -- and -- ice agents even though we have three times as many ice agents the Obama administration is ordering them to break federal law and to look the other way at illegal immigration plan so I just -- a -- employees should not.
An attorney asked the question this way in and senator sessions.
Exposing -- -- I -- the report.
Why won't somebody tell us how many illegal immigrants won't be given.
With this legislation over the course of the next decade.
-- somebody give us a number as he put it is it because they don't know or because they won't say.
Well I mean this is this is a wise -- a such a good piece legislation this because what there what will happen for -- document is that there will go through criminal background check.
They'll -- -- another process and asking for a number of it -- -- but it but I mean after you meet this criteria -- then you actually get to a number you mean making giving you an -- now is is speculation.
That's why this process has been set up -- that if people are going through it.
So any number is fine there is a fundamental is there I mean it's okay and in a reasonable way.
At this at this point it was gone -- -- forecast.
At eleven at his sentimental that I wanted to -- it's going to be bringing eventually bringing in their relatives.
We could be talking about thirty million over time.
This is a huge number and -- one thing we also heard finally from rubio it appears that somebody told them what is in the bill and he admitted -- the amnesty comes first there's no there's no trigger at the beginning of this bill that says you have to enforce anything.
They get amnesty legal status on day one.
It virtually on day one as soon as the board and as soon as the -- part of Homeland Security submit some paper to congress so that means that this is an amnesty first.
And the promise of enforcement later but we have seen this administration shatter its promises and and basically unilaterally disarm in terms of enforcement.
I just don't think we can trust this government and we certainly can't trust this bill we can't trust this administration -- should say.
Only in Iraq what he actually thinks this build a good idea hasn't read it.
We're going to give you the last word very quickly if you will always.
Do is your side in this believe they can -- it and get away with -- at this time.
Our side and decide that includes faith law enforcement business as -- -- -- community across the political spectrum.
Wants a transparent process that fixes that creates a 21 century.
The status quo is unsustainable only the crooked employers winning we're wasting billions of dollars in tax money I -- I can really I told -- I thought I I think you'll.
And if you choose not to -- -- what I'm asking you is can you -- here tonight and say you're going to be honest and straightforward and not try to game.
We are -- one games we want -- law.
So you'll we'll see what happens you will not an anyway.
Try to game -- the system through it feel like -- setting up for young man.
-- -- I feel like you're you're leading me somewhere but we all we know I've got I must ask quickly rapidly sinking I would prefer to -- We want -- transparent process that results and Smart legislation.
I doubt transparent responsible amendments.
What is reasonable amendments are voted down one after another and you'll see what's gonna happen.
Crystal -- thanks for being with a solid and running we thank you gentlemen I have a feeling this conversation content much more.
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