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Obama has reignited the debate over comprehensive immigration reform as he once again makes the issue a centerpiece of his reelection campaign.
Joining me tonight to talk about concrete solutions to.
Illegal immigration and border security only -- Alberto Cardenas junior attorney who serves as counsel -- business interest affected by immigration laws.
Former General Counsel to senator Kay Bailey -- and some.
And -- go back Kansas secretary of state coauthor of the Arizona anti illegal immigration -- are good to have you all here.
With the first.
It's -- the first issue.
-- can we all agree.
That illegal employers are the first problem when it comes to illegal immigration -- -- -- begin -- you.
-- -- I would hope we can all agree that that is the primary magnet that draws illegal aliens into the country and I would hope we would agree that probably one of the first steps that should be taken if we take enforcing the -- seriously is.
We should require all employers to use the -- and to hire illegal aliens and it protects our unemployed US citizens against that illegal competition.
But I what are your -- They're very.
We of course we of course need to protect the American worker that is first and foremost but we also need to secure our borders.
And doing that yes.
To do so but we need to look at the symptom of the problem here and that is of course the workforce that we need to have to sustain our economy.
There are jobs it others will not do in this country and there are jobs that we need to fill.
What we really should look at is leveling the playing field you can instill.
Independent sub contractors out there with 1099 forms.
That will not be subject to.
Into the system and knowing who they are and giving them a tamper proof.
Mechanism for those that are coming into the country.
From outside the United States.
Federer is expanding.
Horizon here a bit -- what are you what measure and judgment about first we're Chris you verify it compulsory for all employers in this country.
When you look at the data over 64% of jobs have been created by small business owners -- last fifteen years in fact 50% of workers now work for small business owner.
If -- -- was to have been mandatory in the fiscal year 2010.
It would have cost be small business owners are in our country who are driving us forward.
Nearly two billion dollars so when our economy is in such precarious footing we need growth strategies and growth strategy is immigration reform.
Not a big government.
Like you verify well.
Then -- interest thing but at the end of the day.
-- pressure monster -- boom we do we agree that illegal employers are the first.
First line of the problem.
That they hands down on the first part of the province of crooked employer is the only one that's winning right now the American worker is losing the immigrant workers -- And until we level that playing field by fixing immigration system and a comprehensive way only that crooked employers and winning.
Nobody's more pro business than I am.
I also expect to all of us have to pay their taxes.
Why should I have.
Don and whether it's from it and can -- -- inconveniences.
Anyone to use.
But a bunch of immigrant workers suddenly going off and packing their bags in fact there -- gonna go to the even more -- an employer.
Who doesn't pay their taxes now and definitely is not -- paying their taxes tomorrow we're.
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