Lindsey Graham drafting legislation to fix immigration laws
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Lindsey Graham drafting legislation to fix immigration laws


PRESIDENT TRUMP WEIGHING A PROPOSAL TO BUST IMMIGRANT DETAINEES TO SANCTUARY CITIES TRIGGERING A TWITTER BATTLE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND OAKLAND CALIFORNIA MAYOR LIBBY S CHAFF. SOME MIGHT RECALL THE DEMOCRAT MADE HEADLINES BACK IN FEBRUARY AFTER WARNING THAT NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS, SHE TOLD THEM ABOUT AN IMPENDING I.C.E. RAID. THIS ALL COMES AS MONTHLY APPREHENSIONS HIT A 12 YEAR HAYA LONG THE U.S. MEXICO BORDER JOINING ME IS SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE A MEMBER OF THE APPROPRIATIONS FOREIGN RELATIONS AND BUDGET COMMITTEES AND SENATOR ALWAYS A PLEASURE AND HONOR TO HAVE YOU ON THE PROGRAM , WELCOME.>> THANK YOU. MARIA: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE BORDER CRISIS FIRST OFF BECAUSE WE HAVE NEWS THIS WEEK IN FACT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ACTING DEFENSE SECRETARY SAYS THAT MORE SUPPORT FROM THE U.S. MILITARY WILL BE HEADED TO THE SOUTHERN BORDER , PATRICK SHANAHAN WOULD NOT SAY HOW MANY MORE TROOPS WOULD BE NEEDED TO ASSIST THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BUT THEY’RE HEADED THERE AS WE ARE LOOKING AT 1 MILLION APPREHENSIONS THIS YEAR. WHAT’S YOUR REACTION?>> RIGHT. WELL, THREE WEEKS AGO THE DEMOCRATS WERE SAYING THAT THIS IS A MANUFACTURED CRISIS AND NOW THEY DON’T WANT THESE FOLKS DROPPED OFF IN OAKLAND OR SAN FRANCISCO SO THE GOOD NEWS FOR THE COUNTRY IS THAT BOTH PARTIES SEE THIS AS A REAL CRISIS. IF I WERE THE PRESIDENT I’D SEND MILITARY TROOPS TO THE BORDER AS SOON AS I COULD IN LARGE NUMBERS , BUT WE’RE NEVER GOING TO STOP THIS BY JUST HAVING WALLS AND TROOPS AT THE BORDER. WE HAVE TO CHANGE OUR LAWS SO THESE PEOPLE STOP COMING. THERE’S A NARRATIVE IN CENTRAL AMERICA THAT IF YOU COULD GET TO AMERICA WITH A MINOR CHILD YOU WILL NEVER GET DEPORTED AND WE HAVE TO CHANGE THAT STORY LINE. MARIA: I THINK THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT POINT THAT YOU MAKE WHICH IS WHY I WANT TO GET TO THE BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW WHICH I KNOW THAT YOU ARE GOING TO DELIVER. YOU ARE ON RECESS RIGHT NOW BUT WHEN YOU COME BACK, TO WASHINGTON, YOU ARE PLANNING TO PUT TOGETHER PROPOSALS TO CHANGE THE LAW. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT, SIR?>> YEAH, I’M TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM I WANT TO FIX IT. I THINK ALL AMERICANS SHOULD WANT BOTH PARTIES TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. THE PRESIDENT HAS CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED THE CRISIS AT THE BORDER, NOW IT’S TIME TO HAVE A LEGISLATIVE SOLUTION. YOU NEED TO CHANGE OUR LAWS FOR THIS TO STOP, SO I’LL BE INTRODUCING THE PACKAGE AND HOPEFULLY WITH DEMOCRATIC SUPPORT THAT WILL CHANGE OUR ASYLUM LAWS, 90% OF THE PEOPLE APPLY FOR ASYLUM NEVER MAKE IT SO THE STANDARD NEEDS TO CHANGE. WE HAVE A COURT DECISION CALLED THE FLORES DECISION THAT SAYS YOU CAN ONLY HOLD A MINOR CHILD 20 DAYS IF A FAMILY COMES HERE WITH A MINOR CHILD WE RELEASE THE ENTIRE FAMILY AFTER 20 DAYS, BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE BED SPACE, SO WE NEED TO CHANGE THAT DECISION AND ALSO WE HAVE A CORK IN OUR LAW THAT IF YOU’RE FROM CENTRAL AMERICA, YOU CAN NOT BE SENT BACK HOME AS A MINOR CHILD, BECAUSE OF THE LAW ON THE BOOKS THAT PROHIBITS SENDING CHILDREN BACK FROM NINE CONTIGUOUS COUNTRIES SO THE ONLY PLACE WE CAN SEND A CHILD BACK TO IS MEXICO AND CANADA WE NEED TO BE SENDING THESE KIDS BACK TO CENTRAL AMERICA WHERE THEY COME FROM, SO I’M GOING TO PUT A LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE TOGETHER RIGHT AFTER THE BREAK. WE’RE GOING TO MARK IT UP IN THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND WE’RE GOING TO GET ON WITH SOLVING THIS PROBLEM. MARIA: SO YOU’RE GOING TO PUT THIS LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE TOGETHER AND THEN YOU’LL BRING IT TO A VOTE. THAT GETS EVERYBODY ON BOARD AND WE NOWHERE PEOPLE VOTED AND SO IT WILL BE ON THE RECORD IN TERMS OF WHO STANDS WHERE?>> YEAH, I HOPE WE DO MORE THAN JUST VOTE. I HOPE WE SOLVE THE PROBLEM. THE ADMINISTRATION IS GOING AROUND CONGRESS TALKING TO DEMOCRATS ABOUT WHAT THEY WANT IF WE DO CHANGE THE LAWS, WHAT WOULD THEY LIKE IN RETURN. I’M GOING TO TRY TO FIND A COMPROMISE HERE THE PRESIDENTS A GREAT DEAL MAKER BUT DOING WHAT WE’RE DOING IS NOT WORKING, THE CRISIS HAS TO COME TO AN END AND NOT ONLY TO BRING IT TO AN END IS TO CHANGE OUR LAWS AND I’LL BE INTRODUCING A PACKAGE TO CHANGE THE LAWS THAT ATTRACT SO MANY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM CENTRAL AMERICA AND HOPEFULLY WE’LL GET DEMOCRATIC SUPPORT. MARIA: SO TELL US ABOUT THESE THREE ISSUES THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT THAT YOU’RE GOING TO EFFECT CHANGE. THERE’S THE FLORES DECISION, TVP RA, AND THEN ASYLUM STANDARDS CAN YOU TALK US THROUGH WHY WE HAVE THESE LAWS ON THE BOOKS?>> NUMBER ONE, WE’RE PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASYLUM TREATY THAT GIVES PEOPLE ASYLUM WHEN THEY’RE UNDER THREAT OF LIFE AND LIMB. UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW, YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO APPLY FOR ASYLUM IN THE FIRST SAFE COUNTRY YOU GO TO , WHICH WOULD BE MEXICO, IF YOU’RE FROM HONDURAS, GUATEMALA, OR EL SALVADOR SO THE PRESIDENT ‘S PUTTING PRESSURE ON MEXICO TO STOP THESE CARAVANS BUT IF YOU GET ONE FOOT IN THE UNITED STATES AND YOU READ YOUR CARD CLAIMING ASYLUM YOU’RE ENTITLED TO A HEARING. WE DON’T HAVE BED SPACE TO HOLD YOU UNTIL THAT HEARING DATE, SO WE RELEASE YOU INTO THE COUNTRY, AND PEOPLE NEVER COME BACK FOR THE HEARING, SO LET’S TOUGHEN UP OUR ASYLUM STANDARD. IF 90% ARE FAILING TO MEET THE STANDARD THE STANDARD NEEDS TO CHANGE SO THAT’S NUMBER ONE. NUMBER TWO, THE FLORES DECISION NEEDS TO CHANGE. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO DO A HEARING IN 20 DAYS, SO WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO CHANGE THE TIME, YOU CAN HOLD A UNACCOMPANIED MINOR, OR A MINOR CHILD BEYOND 20 DAYS BECAUSE IF YOU COME UP WITH A FAMILY AND YOU’VE GOT MINOR KIDS IN THE FAMILY WE RELEASE THE WHOLE FAMILY IN 20 DAYS BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT TO SEPARATE FAMILIES SO WE NEED TO FIX THE FLORES DECISION AND FINALLY THERE’S A QUIRK IN THE LAW THAT IF YOU’RE FROM CENTRAL AMERICA AS A MINOR CHILD, WE CAN’T SEND YOU BACK. WE NEED TO CHANGE THAT LAW SO WE CAN SEND THEM BACK TO CENTRAL AMERICA WHERE THEY CAME FROM. MARIA: WE’RE LOOKING AT A MAP RIGHT NOW OF THIS TRIANGLE COUNTRIES, GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS AND THE IMMIGRATION FLOW HAS REALLY CHANGED, SENATOR. WALK US THROUGH THAT. IS IT TRUE THAT NOW 70% OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SHOWING UP AT OUR BORDERS ARE COMING FROM THIS TRIANGLE GROUP OF COUNTRIES?>> YES, BECAUSE THE WORD IS OUT ON THE STREET IN THESE COUNTRIES , THAT IF YOU BRING A MINOR CHILD WITH YOU, YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO GET DEPORTED BECAUSE AGAIN, LET’S WALK THIS THROUGH. A MINOR CHILD CAN ONLY BE HELD FOR 20 DAYS UNDER OUR LAW, THE FLORES DECISION, AND IF A FAMILY OF FOUR COMES, THE MOTHER AND FATHER AND TWO MINOR CHILDREN, WE HAVE TO RELEASE THE KIDS WITHIN 20 DAYS AND IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEPARATE THE FAMILIES THAT MEANS YOU RELEASE THE MOM AND THE DAD AND THEY NEVER SHOW UP FOR THE HEARING, WE DON’T HAVE BED SPACE TO DETAIN THEM UNTIL THE HEARING DATE, SO THAT’S A PROBLEM. EVERYBODY IN CENTRAL AMERICA KNOWS THAT IF YOU COME TO THE UNITED STATES AND SET ONE FOOT ON AMERICAN SOIL AND CLAIM ASYLUM, YOU’RE ENTITLED TO A HEARING. WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH BED SPACE TO HOLD YOU. WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH ASYLUM JUDGES, IMMIGRATION JUDGES, HEARINGS TAKE TWO OR THREE YEARS , YOU’RE LET GO AND THEY NEVER SHOW UP SO WORDS UP FROM CENTRAL AMERICA IF YOU GET HERE WITH A MINOR CHILD OR CLAIM ASYLUM YOU’RE GOING TO STAY AND WE NEED TO CHANGE THAT NARRATIVE MARIA: UNBELIEVABLE SO SENATOR WHAT’S THE TIMING ON THIS? YOU’LL COME BACK FROM RECESS AND BE PUTTING THIS LEGISLATION TOGETHER. YOU’RE GOING TO SIT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE TO GET, TO SEE WHERE THEY ARE ON THIS. CAN YOU TELL US WHEN WE SHOULD EXPECT THIS LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE?>> WE’RE WORKING ON IT AS I SPEAK OVER THE BREAK WITH THE WHITE HOUSE, I’VE GOT TO GET A PACKAGE THAT WILL DETER PEOPLE FROM CENTRAL AMERICA FROM CONTINUING TO COME, CHANGE OUR ASYLUM LAWS, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE MORE THAN 20 DAYS TO DEAL WITH AN UNACCOMPANIED MINOR AND SEND PEOPLE BACK TO CENTRAL AMERICA. ITS GOT TO BE A BILL THE PRESIDENT WILL SIGN, ONCE WE GET AGREEMENT BETWEEN MYSELF AND THE WHITE HOUSE, AND SENATOR JOHNSON , THE HOMELAND SECURITY CHAIRMAN, WHO HAS SOME JURISDICTION HERE, WE’LL PUT TOGETHER A PACKAGE, WE’LL SIT DOWN WITH OUR DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT A DEAL THAT WILL STOP THIS MADNESS. WE NEED TROOPS AT THE BORDER, WE NEED A WALL BUT THERE’S NO WAY YOU’RE GOING TO STOP THE FLOW

100 Comments

  • Silent Majority

    Sanctuary Cities… Open Arms… Love it… Note: Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras should be made accountable for this.

  • gotarmadillo

    It will never pass. You can count on Republicans to scotch it right along with Democrats. Somebody wake up "Louse" Lamar Alexander!

  • DontBlameTheDog

    My prediction: it doesn't matter what you propose, the Democrats will not deal. Their goal is the destruction of this country and they are not going to give that up.

  • Cindy Dufala

    Just a few months ago, Fox news was under 2 mil subscribers on this Utube channel. Approaching 2.8 million now!

  • Bobbie Harper

    I've said that building the wall is one thing, but the laws are nother. They have change the laws in our Country first otherwise what would wall do other than then to deter them. The Dems aren't happy about releasing them into Sanctuary cities, well why not? This should be a very good idea being that they want them to be protected don't they? President cares about them so why not put them in Sanctuary cities so at least we can keep an eye open on them. at least they'll be with their own kind right? I just felt like I was watching an advertisement he said it four or five times on how to break into our County.

  • Joseph Ruggiero

    President Trump the Genius! Stick that in your pipe and smoke it Dummycrats losers, and Corrupt Liberal Media.
    MAGA!

  • Russ Gallagher

    After working tirelessly to AMNESTY illegal aliens for years, Light-Loafered Lisping Lindsey is now going to get tough on immigration, eh? It's a bit late now that the Skeletor controls the House! He can draft and "mark up" all the bills he wants in the US Senate but none are going to be enacted until at least 2021. That's assuming the GOP regains the House AND the Stinkin' RINO's don't continue to obstruct real immigration reform and enforcement.

  • Darlyne McCullen

    it is time to stop Children from being used to get into our country and the whole family unit meaning the extended family aunts uncles and grandparents. They need to wait in there country to seek asylum only. The triangle country need to have all sent back..

  • Tim Schroll

    How about enforcing the laws we already have? That'd solve most of the problems. You solve the rest by ending chain immigration, ending the VISA lottery, making asylum chains have to be made in country of origin and not on our doorstep, making E Verify maditory for all businesses and attach major fines and penalties for employers, making being in the country a felony along with ending any eligibility for coming here legally under any cicumstance. Also attach a reduction in all immigration statuses (work, student, or medical) to the countries causing or abetting this problem. Yes Mexico this means you.

  • Chantel Smith

    Congress needs to forgo vacations until strict merit based immigration laws passed, end catch and release PASS THE EL CHAPO ACT

  • Craig Hanson

    They work for us. I think they need reminding. Perhap red flag like front doorstep surprise wake-up calls, to meet with and hear the concerns of their constituents.

  • Larry M

    Immigrants is like going to a restaurant. You get coleslaw with out even ordering it. They just keep coming in here, uninvited and un asked.

  • jacky058

    This woman is to angry for Fox news ? Pay attention people!!!lindsey is smart and right !fox is messing up! I'll turn her Off !

  • goofyfoot2001

    If the legislation says, "We will eject anyone that crosses our border illegally." then I can get behind that legislation.

  • siya del

    Finally the Republicans will be doing their job. Republicans had the Senate and the House for two years and they didn't do anything. Republicans and the President just blames Democrats. Don't wait on the Democrats and just do your jobs Republicans.

  • Cat Collins

    Thank you Sen. Lindsey Graham trying to change the laws. I would bet that these kids are being used in this current process. It is only right not to allow this loophole.

  • AURA - Band of Light

    How bout revoking the Anchor Baby Claus, birth tourism scam, and stop all forced refugee resettlement’s into towns and cities who don’t want them.

  • Shanett

    And NO ONE checks IF it's their kids or they steal them along the way to receive $ 5 K as soon as they can sell them 🙁

  • Jeffery Hankins

    Senator Graham you ain't going to get DemonCrap Party support, you damned well know that! We do not need relax our asylum laws so that it's EASIER for illegal aliens to gain asylum in America, end the asylum FARCE NOW!

  • Melania's bf

    Lindsay's law is already morally dead on the congress floor. If it was suchan emergency why didnt they do it in 2016 2017? Because its all a scam. Please try and move immigrants to sanctuary cities, the courts will have a field day with the president. This is abuse of the executive for political retribution. Just another article for impeachment 👌

  • Captain McObvious

    Watch these slippery bastards with the new legislation. Keep in mind, Lindsay has been there the whole time.

  • kellerr13

    Beware of Romulans bearing gifts. He doesn't want this to happen because he is a RINO and he knows it will never pass the House. That's the ONLY reason he is suggesting it.

  • kim cassidy

    Make asylum something you have to apply for, and have approved, prior to entering the US. Temporary housing can be constructed in Mexico, who can bill country of origin for expenses. This is also an incentive for countries to stop creating exiles.

  • tom Dobyns

    Gram has the right idea. Catch and release is for fish. All illegal need to be deported. The first session needs to include Mexico. If mexico allows them to stay, then we can consider amnesty. No anchor babies, and foreigners born in the USA do not get a birth certificate. Work visas need to be granted to the employer, which can be changed with changing employers. Expired visas need to be deported. We need to hold the employer partly responsible.

  • Tom Smithsss

    Democrats politicians are pathetic ! Will lie to get into power even if that destroys America country and it peoples with it !

  • Lenee Casteel

    Why not put those location devices on the parents ankles, if we really want to keep track of them? That way no matter where they go in America we can find them.

  • jacob korving

    If I ever saw a man change from where ever to what he represents in the now, it is Lindsey Graham and I am glad to hear him speak like a real man and without shame making sense and is for the American people. It is refreshing to hear a man be as honest with his ideas as, what shall I call him, Lindsey? if its alright with him, appearing to make all the sense needed to fix the wrong. It is not difficult, but it takes fifteen minutes to do it and it is my hope that congress has fifteen minutes for the people and in our behalf. I would call that the new thing and green if that helps. I like green, everything that starts is green until it matures so that we can pick its fruit. Somehow it is better upon maturity for the sourness goes away and smarts has a chance to enter. Then of course there are those that are beyond help.

  • Krystal Ball

    Lyndsey: Mandate it so it us legal retrospectively 15 years. That would work.

    Also, include provisions for the 2020 election that includes photo/facial recognition software identification and fingerprint identification software into a national database to eliminate voter fraud. The Democrat play dirty every election. Also, have the national guard Especially around Republican states because the Democrats will try to ad postal votes. Check out the postal votes. See if 1 in 5 are legally entitled to vote. They might have left the district and the democrats will do proxy postal votes. This means real trump supporters will be denied if they turn up physically on the day/night to vote

  • Bonita Trost

    Thank you for pushing the immigration package, we need it so much. Since immigration is a security issie why can't we use military judges at the boarder to hold the hearings within 30 days. If there are too many seeking asylum to be seen by the judges in 30 days, the rest should be refused entry into the United States. Also, please INCLUDE IMMIGRATION BY MERIT!!! We don't need deadbeats from other countries in our country. Like it or not.

  • J M

    There should be NO recesses, conventions, breaks, vacations or trips for any congressman & women, while this country has a full-blown emergency crisis going on! Move in some portable beds in their offices until this is worked out. Why r they given a pass constantly on both sides, when it comes to working together for the people of this country. This is so wrong!!

  • bayricker

    Guantanamo has lots of bed space and we can build more. Start boating them weekly to await their hearing in wonderful Cuba. No need for fences and gates. Tents in fields, nice latrines, chow hall, etc. basically what our troops enjoy when deployed.

  • Ingrid Singh

    Burnie sanders is on fox news because Paul Ryan is part of Fox News now. paul Ruan is not a true Republican. He is a hypocrite. A back stabber. And fake

  • Brandon Armstrong

    Our USA children are getting non cureable diease Polo like with zero cure. Really what it is ok to endanger our children. Where are all these charities like " save the children" oh yea filling their own pockets-another non-profit adding to the democrats

  • paul kusbach

    The Border Patrol should be "Deputized" as a Immigration Judge, or Send a couple Thousand Judges to the border to decide right there and then. We hen should have Fisher Industries build the Wall at 1-2 Miles per day so they have a 30 foot barrier with sensors that are tripped by infrared or motion detectors are included so alerted if anyone tries to get close to the wall. Enact a law that Anyone who does not go thru a point of entry is committing a "Felony" and then not eligible for Asylum or entry at all. We need legislation with a BIg Wall to detract ALL of the migrant caravans from coming across the border. Finally we need to go after Not-for -Profit status of these American Liberal groups funding the caravans and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. If our elected leaders Don't get this done we need to know who isn't participating and Vote them OUT so we need a Watchdog group monitoring the behavior of Congress to show Who is doing the worst for the US and who is doing works for US and not just who get's on TV.

  • Tabac1959

    Sounds good senator Graham! Good luck on getting those Neo-leftists to go along with change. However, a few bus loads of those illegal interlopers dropped into those sanctuary cities will motivate the Socialists to change their minds.

  • Mikehikebike

    Reagan signed the first Amnesty bill in 1986. Russian Trolls write most of the Trump supporter comments on YouTube. Bayrock Group laundered money that went directly to Trump Towers after he declared bankruptcy five times. Deutsche Bank was the only bank that loaned money to Trump, Inc. after his bankruptcies and the money is traceable to Russia. These are facts. Not "alternate facts".

  • new world son old time religion

    THE GROUP THAT PASSED LAWS AND LEFT LOOPHOLES TO BE EXPLOITED. THEY NEED TO BE CHARGED WITH UNDERMINING OUR SOVERNITY. AND WORKING FOR CRIMINALS. BUILD THE WALL BUST THEM ALL, SAVE OUR COUNTRY AND CHILDREN FROM THE GLOBAL CABAL. BUILD THE DAMB WALL.

  • D.W. Hail

    Go Lindsey Graham! Finally someone earning their pay check for a change. Deport the 25 million already within our borders and stop letting any of them in. Hurry Lindsey. we're counting on you.

  • Gary Creasy

    How about a massive investigation of the Democrats at same level they did to Trump and going back to the Obama/Clinton ties to her Foundation that closed after her lose as well as what ties they have including with Putin to control the so called press of CNN, etc.

  • Richard Folkman

    The Democrats, socialists, and Globalists in our government today remind me of the high paying passengers of the Titanic when everyone was trying to get off the boat safely. They let everyone else die because they were not prepared or willing to respond to the emergency. If not stopped, they will be the first to secure the country's resources for themselves and watch everyone else suffer and die when their policies are not successful and it destroys America.

  • Casual Observer

    Anyone that can still support trump is the problem and should never be allowed to vote again, especially the senile bible thumpers

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