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Turning to the immigration debate senator Jeff Sessions -- off against the gang of eight proposals for months.
Are accused the senator rushing to vote today on legislation.
Amid a late day push to modify.
-- -- -- -- -- To give majority leader Reid procedural.
-- the -- that's his emotion on to shut off debate 12100.
Page substitute 200 pages more than the bill we were looking at last week.
And that no one has read.
Joining us now the co authors sponsor of the -- and coworker amendment.
Who says the new Congressional Budget Office report shows his plan -- further reduce illegal immigration significantly and strengthen enforcement action.
-- against those who overstayed their visas.
An amendment Democrats hope will attract a sizable number of Republican votes -- the full measure it's the war.
By the end of this week joining us now is senator John -- of North Dakota a member of the Appropriations Committee senator first.
Welcome secondly congratulations.
On advancing your amendment.
And doing your thoughts -- now about what -- to have.
Lou good to be with you mark my focus in this legislation is to secure the border.
This is about securing the border we have five different.
Triggers you mention them.
A comprehensive plan on the southern border with the latest technologies 700 miles of -- 20000 more Border Patrol agents.
That's what I've been working on.
That was the amendment we put forward today and it and it's actually -- about a 120 pages.
The underlying bill as a 11100 pages.
Our amendments about a 120 in again it is about focusing.
We'll be about 10% of the of the overall measure.
And what comes into play -- you know here is whether or not it will be effective.
And whether these triggers will actually work.
And there is is at least -- I have -- it still.
No role or anyone but the administration frankly to decide whether or not there is a secure border.
That's kind of tough for a lot of it is Republicans to swallow.
How how -- now.
Understand all those things are triggers are there is no green cards and all legal lawful permanent residence.
Frame in the standard illegally.
Intel almost triggers.
Are met a man with a lot we have -- four and a half billion dollar comprehensive strategic plan that must be deployed -- -- right into legislation that includes sensors radars and drones and helicopters and planes.
Combined with seven.
20000 more regions in addition to that 40000 that are there to make sure the border is secured.
That that when people come into this country we also make sure they don't overstayed their.
And we -- -- enforcement against people who do.
That's why C deal came out today.
And said not only will it reduce illegal immigration significantly.
But it will help prevent these visa overstays which is currently 40% of the problem.
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