SEAN HANNITY: Now, where do you stand on this immigration bill? Marco Rubio — apparently, Chuck Schumer was saying this weekend that the bill of the Gang of Eight is going to move forward and Marco said not so fast it’s got to go through regular order and Rand Paul has an amendment that I’d like to see included in that and that is trust but verify in terms of verifying and confirming that the borders would be secure and you got a secure the borders first or it’s a no deal for anybody.
SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX): Well, it depends on what the details are that are in the bill. We still haven’t actually seen the bill. Chuck Schumer keeps promising that there is some bill that one day he’ll show the world.
What I’ve been saying for a long time is I think they’re part of the deal that that could be positive. I think to the extent they’re increasing resources to secure the border, to increase manpower, to give technology on the border, to just stop illegal immigration, I think that’s a good thing. To the extent they are improving and streamlining legal immigration so our legal immigration system works better, I think that’s a good thing also.
The part that I’ve got deep concerns about is any path to citizenship for those who are here illegally. I think that is profoundly unfair to the millions of legal immigrants who have followed the rules, who have waited in line. And so, I think the reason that President Obama is insisting on a path to citizenship is that it is designed to be a poison pill to scuttle the whole bill, so he can have a political issue in 2014 and 2016. I think that’s really unfortunate.
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