Ben Carson Discusses Immigration Plan Details

The GOP candidate for president is interviewed on "This Week."
1:39 | 10/18/15

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You wrote is it moral for us to take advantage of cheap labor from illegal immigrants while denying them citizenship. I'm she can tell from the way I phrased the question that I believe we have taken the moral low road on that issue. If that's the moral low road then why do you so good then why not support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Well. Well what I support is giving them. If they have a pristine record an opportunity. To register. As guest workers so they're not you know living so terrain. In other above ground. They have to pay you know bank tax penalty and they have to pay their taxes going forward and they have to maintain a pristine record. And they don't get to vote they are citizens but they're not living beneath ground and they have something that they prefer. But my long term plan. Would be for us to allow you know American businesses to do the same kind of thing to do in the Cameron right now. Going over there developing that acreage. You know creating jobs and creating opportunities in teaching those people that egg business and wallet the same time making profits. If we do that in Central America and South America. Help them to be able to improve their own standard of living there they won't need to come here so why not support a path to citizenship. Well I I have talked about path to citizenship before but it would include. In leaving the country and and doing what any other students and wants to do in order to get here I wouldn't preclude somebody from being able the do that but I certainly would reward somebody for breaking the law.

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