Senators Explain Why They Made a Deal to Up Border Security

Border Security Immigration Reform Sen. Schumer
1:12 | 06/20/13

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The big news today he's out there seems to be an agreement on border security is not the case where are we right now. Yes there seems to be in agreement on border security. We all fought very hard Bob Menendez at the top to make sure we all want border security. But we didn't want border security -- be used as a pretext. Times to block the path to citizenship and that was what the fight was. And we overcame that a couple of days ago where we said we were not having any of these triggers that are not attainable on border security. Which would prevent the earned path to citizenship. So what do you think's gonna happen do you really think that -- here -- -- we're gonna have immigration reform. And that you will get you know from public -- symbol pulses to approve it. Yes I do I do I think that -- we have the right bill hear me first and foremost. We have an amendment now that will be voted on likely early next week that I think we'll bring a number of the Republicans on board. We've had enough Republicans to pass the bill. But -- we wanted to be overwhelming. And -- do that you have to have a bill that strong on some the elements that Republicans find important particularly border security.

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