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You know my next guest is a member of the congressional Hispanic caucus he and his colleagues pressing the president now to take action on comprehensive immigration reform.
Congressman -- the terrorists Democrat of Illinois joining us live from Capitol Hill congressman.
Good to -- Good to be with you know once again -- let's start with -- closed door meeting simple White House.
The president obviously focusing on immigration and I am I correct.
And noting that you on Monday said that you were there right now you didn't have a favorite in the for the democratic nomination come 2002 -- Because of your -- -- with the president in 24 hours later.
The White House had any major meeting on immigration reform.
While I I wish you would have been that way -- was but I guess I just don't have that kind of -- Power and influence what I did say a couple of weeks ago when in when I was asked by reporters so what about the next election and I said well the president.
Does have a great jeopardy and losing that.
Statements of support.
From immigrant and Latino communities throughout the nation as they felt that he is not kept his commitment to bring about comprehensive immigration reform which.
As you know Louis -- one -- -- -- in the first ninety days.
First hundred days first year and hasn't come to operation.
Of course because of obstacles.
Put up by the Republican Party.
And so we have said is look we need some balance in in our enforcement procedures and in how it is our immigration policies are taken about.
There are American soldiers being sent to Afghanistan.
Whose -- are under orders of deportation there -- American citizens by that thousands.
Who are living in mixed families where children are being left behind with their mothers.
And we should prioritize drug users gain bangers would you say this man is what can you explain what you want I'll give you exactly especially as new yes.
I signed up.
In the National Guard in the state of Illinois five years.
We signed up because he wanted to go with his team back to Afghanistan as he was going to go do that he applied for a visa for his wife.
But because of the 1996 immigration law -- to go back to Mexico for ten years while he was -- and again don't choose to have an American citizen child.
-- -- just raise my hand here and answer your question very simply.
This president and the democratically led congress and the democratically led senate could have it any time move forward legislation.
To assure that anyone serving the united states military was granted citizenship and that bill was not moved and -- that the house of the senate.
Or nor sought by the president of the United States.
I think I think more importantly.
We will but I mean first -- -- congressman -- about that but but but look but look at the senate Republicans and scatter and run either but what yeah I will tell you Republicans are stopping it.
And we did pass a bill in the house 262.
198 we pass the DREAM Act in the house of representative eight broad bipartisan proposal but even Republicans that were original sponsors of the bill.
When it was introduced into the senate.
Filibustered the bill there are 54 senators so the actual movement -- comprehensive immigration reform -- -- as a stumbling block because of Republicans.
Insistence that even when you get 54 -- out of under which I think our founding fathers would have thought with the majority and something that should be sent to the presence that.
-- founding -- I would -- congressman would be a little shocked.
That we were having a discussion of Hollywood -- not OK about it -- -- -- discredits Guardsmen I think our founding fathers reveal a little shocked.
The find there were having a debate about whether or not this nation's borders are to be enforcement be secure.
A little shocked to find that we're not enforcing laws we pass.
There you go out there you go you.
Just put words and -- And -- that the loss shouldn't be worth of this nation that I'm saying.
That the following is happening -- that in the congress of the United States.
There is absolutely no possibility to pass legislation are even when you have a majority of senators could.
And members of the house to pass an immigration because of politics of and we should look at good governance.
The president of the United States has brought this question do you know knew that if you come from Cuba.
And you have had your right on the shores of the United States dry -- policy and -- step on the beach in Miami.
You're granted parole in place in a year later you have no criminal background.
That's administrative relief that was never granted by the congress of the United States are -- like a lot of other administrative believe you and I were doing were people who -- possible.
Congress here I've been having this conversation right in five years but he's -- let it have me back an act of god go after it gets larger than expected.
You can you can come out is a benefit we will set it up precisely that -- But anyway you might as well I just wanna say the year you're going to be back -- we view it I just didn't like to see you and I'm not -- it -- straight decision and come back is brilliant move.
-- -- look at this thing resolved one of these days.
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