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Our first guest voted against the senate bill today stating that -- amnesty now enforcement may be much later.
These welcome senator David -- Louisiana welcomes her.
Thanks -- thanks for the invite so tell me more about why you decided not to vote in favor of the immigration bill.
Well you're really just -- -- this seasonal model would -- before that failed before some immediate amnesty.
With promises of enforcement amnesty now enforcement.
Maybe later and that's never worked before it's always meant.
Amnesty for sure but the enforcement never materialized.
We need that enforcement first -- what the American people want.
And we need to not just promises.
For the twentieth time we need to enforce -- -- touch and feel what makes sure it is there trust but verify Ronald Reagan would side.
Any economic impacts fascinates me the dollars and cents of -- -- because proponents of this immigration legislation.
-- out senator that it needs billions of dollars and Social Security revenue but here to point out that it actually could meet at ten billion dollar deficit.
Explain to -- more on that.
Well I think the best study in this regard is -- expert named Robert Rector of The Heritage Foundation.
And he thought given the folks that are going to be legalized it's gonna cost the taxpayer.
More -- new treasury.
New revenue into the treasury.
You went through a very deliberate process to come to those conclusions.
And the net negative impact is billions.
Of dollars so I'm very concerned about fat side as well.
You also point out some of these pet projects.
Are eyebrow raisers south Carolina Republican senator Lindsey Graham wants more -- -- for the meat industry senator Charles Schumer -- for special treatment for Irish workers.
You've got senator rubio looking for help for the crew ship.
Industry special interest didn't -- just keep it -- lawmakers perhaps thinking more interest in keeping their jobs ready for higher office and actually immigration -- -- -- thought your remarks were supposed to be banned -- making these are -- earmarks pure and simple -- special interest provisions.
For themselves their states very narrow provisions but clearly.
Came out of this gang debate there individual states so there is Wheeling and -- going on their -- -- the gang of -- as you know fell short of the seventy votes getting 68 S going on within the Republican Party what is this whole debate discussion vote legislation.
What is it doing to the Republican Party is fractured.
Well there's a big split clearly I was still a majority of Republicans but there is a clear split.
The mistakes on my colleagues made his two things first of all I think a lot of them let politics dominate their thinking on this issue.
I think we need to focus on the substance the problem it's a very real problem.
And if we solve this problem politics we'll take care of itself because the huge majority of Americans -- -- anyone truly solve the problem.
Secondly after focusing on the politics I think from my colleagues.
Who voted yes -- the politics completely wrong if they think this is gonna help not hurt republic.
Is there anything any component this legislation that you're in favor of senator that are.
Well I yes there are enforcement pieces.
But we need to put that first and reversed the war we can't have.
A huge amnesty first and then that have the enforcement.
Much later we need to fundamentally reversed that order but there are particular pieces on the enforcement side that are positive.
One piece we need to beef up Rob Portman was trying to do it couldn't get it done in this bill is -- you verify workplace enforcement.
Obviously -- bill now goes to the house.
He had a house speaker John Boehner saying it likely will see the light of day so it'd have to be good news -- -- -- how do you see this all unfolding then.
After the -- well I think the vote that occurred in the senate and the number is significant the proponents were not only -- thing.
For of those well into -- -- the news they were predicting that a week ago.
They didn't get close to that I think that is really significant in terms of building momentum for the house.
So where they ended up I think -- no real momentum for the house.
Thank you so much of the discussion senator David -- thanks for at -- --
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