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Seven years ago congress including then senator Barack Obama voted to build 700 miles.
Up two tier fencing along our 2000 mile border with Mexico.
You might be interested to note that only 36 -- miles of that -- have since been constructive.
And while the senate continues to vote down amendment after amendment on border security.
Including the gang of eight voting against border security amendments including the Grassley amendment that their own amendment.
-- gets more and more while disappointing to those concerned about border security first.
We turn our attention to buy into the House of Representatives of the Judiciary Committee passing its first immigration bill the state backed.
Aimed at improving interior enforcement of our nation's immigration laws.
Joining us now one of the sponsors of the measure congressman -- got a member of the Judiciary Committee.
Now in the midst of marking up the so called -- -- and I mean literally at this moment.
-- temporary agricultural guest worker program congressman got -- also chairman of the subcommittee on immigration member of the house oversight committee.
Congressman we appreciate you taking the time -- To step out of the committee in the mark up through to bring us up to date.
First congratulations on moving the and that's a fact from your committee.
And where do you stand with the the and they'll.
Well we are above moments away from from political final passage of the guest worker program which is chairman good let's build -- and that he passed so we will.
In the last two days have done what.
I think people expect us to do which is that.
Hours and hours and hours of debate -- for amendments debated take votes it's all gone out the open and people are free to agree or disagree with the conclusions we reached that.
We will have.
Passed an internal security bill we will have passed they guest worker bill Homeland Security has already passed -- -- border security bill.
So well we're taking it step -- -- but we've taken three important steps.
Three importance stamps and and in contrast to the the gang of eight you legislation in the senate.
Where -- quite surprisingly I think to some who thought that this was going to be a sincere effort on the part of the so called gang of eight there.
Border security amendment after border security amendment.
Voted down and by the gang -- -- was supposed to be a bipartisan.
If you will construction.
Well I -- can just say in my experience -- when I go back the South Carolina which is every weekend but people are open minded about other components of immigration reform.
But but border security is number one and and is also number two a number three.
Now all 40% of the eleven million didn't cross the border -- bigger -- -- so you have to have internal security mechanisms but.
For national security raises a host of other you have to have a secure border and I can just take either of the house's perspective.
-- -- -- -- is not going to be the person to tell us what they're not the border secure.
No matter how much both the president.
And the members of the gang of eight and also Brister of the secretary would like it to be.
That we'll bring you stand with the the -- And how important component is it toward you and and chairman -- want to we want to achieve.
Is that -- bit this.
Reform package will not succeed if you don't have to verify it to the extent that jobs are the magnet that patrols people here or -- calls is sent to overstate -- be so.
You have to be able to ensure that your work forces legal.
Ordinarily I'm not supportable both of mandates from the federal government but.
But immigration and naturalization is decidedly federal and the only way to ensure a war.
Place that is legal is with the it has a 99 point 6% success rate and trust me nothing else we do has a -- nine point 6% success rate.
So he you we have to have it -- and without.
As as we watch this process unfold I think we're gonna give.
Chairman Bob go block -- -- go -- credit for taking on this incremental and thoughtful and careful and you of course.
Approach to legislation regular order and the way business is supposed to be down on big issues.
In this country.
Do you -- What do you expect as you move forward here do you believe that the house will be taking.
Are going forward.
And that they're -- abate billable recede.
What are your expectations is your leadership speaker Boehner in particular supporter of the supportive of the -- that you've taken.
I hear the pothole and deliberate and incremental upper.
He is -- -- he he is insisted upon it and he is.
Both publicly and privately supportive of -- I just passed him on the floor of the house and he came over and and and shook my form like he doesn't come to conference this year you're don't you're doing a good job and -- and -- -- -- that is -- our Judiciary Committee and I appreciate you mention a -- good -- It is much more difficult to do -- the way we're doing.
Yesterday -- an incredibly -- today.
But but that's what people pay us to do and and to debate -- and -- I do not think.
Speaker Boehner is going.
What the fiscal -- but -- law and say the -- it was sort of -- -- was probable for the house that did not have a majority of Republican support.
I don't think speaker Boehner scored to let that happen.
Now on the other side is incumbent upon -- spoke within the conservative movement a Republican conference to convince our colleagues.
All the Republican side that the status quo is unacceptable so those who say well wishes to nothing so you don't go to coverage with the senate.
Doing nothing -- is the current system which in our confidence and actual -- we don't want.
You know it it is my sense that most Americans.
If the issue of border security can be resolved will be open to a pathway.
I will -- -- leave -- the issue of citizenship.
But the -- the Democrats.
And this president who have -- it and others before him.
Who -- the issue of border security are being reckless.
And and I think absolutely tower.
I in putting the American.
Sovereignty and our national security of risky it is.
It is a difficult thing to watch.
Some of these senators in particular were playing mighty mighty weak political games.
Well we're not going to be old again.
We've been we've looked old 1986 we've been pulled before we're not going to be pulled again the border security -- to be in place internal security's.
-- and you can have a conversation about -- to humanity that.
That many people myself included who would like to show but I'm not going to ask people.
To atrocity in an environment where they don't trust -- -- -- and they should not trusting what our market -- complete trust me I'm -- approved today -- That we got the border security and -- securities -- place and then the humanity compaction of the American people will dictate what we do beyond.
Congressman turned out -- thanks for being with thank you -- daycare.
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