Rep Green Believes ‘It’s Time’ for a Bipartisan Immigration Plan: ‘Everybody Knows It’s a Crisis’

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During an interview with Fox News on Friday, Rep. Mike Green (R-Ky.) spoke about his hope that both parties would work toward bipartisan immigration reform.

“I think everybody knows it’s a crisis so we have to do something about the border,” said Green. “We have to do something about immigration and if we can put it all together that would be a huge win.”

Green, who serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security, claimed that it’s time to work together. He pointed to those on both sides who have agreed that there is an immigration crisis.

“I think the Democrats haven’t had a win in this cycle. The president is leading. He’s made changes on taxes, regulations. He called it a crisis when it was a crisis, when it began. Now [Obama’s Former Homeland Security Secretary] Jeh Johnson is out saying it’s a crisis, so the Democrats are wanting perhaps to do something and Leader McConnell knows what’s going on in the Senate, he’s got a read on that so he’s going to take advantage of it and I think it’s time.”

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The two leaders of both parties, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have spoken out about the need for a bipartisan plan as well.

“What we need to do is sit down in a serious, adult, bipartisan basis and try to fix the problem, because the problem is pretty obvious,” McConnell said to reporters on Thursday. “Border security is a part of it, but that doesn’t solve the asylum issue, and that can’t be solved, I don’t think, without some kind of statutory adjustment.”

As IJR News reported, Pelosi also spoke about her interest in working together to come up with a solution.

“It’s complicated, but it isn’t hard to do if you have good intentions,” said Pelosi. “I’m not giving up on the president on this … I’m always optimistic and this has to happen. It’s inevitable.”

IJR has previously reported that Trump has been strict on immigration, but despite his policies, immigration officials still claim that there are still issues that need to be addressed.

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Mark Simmons

How can you have a bi-partisan plan when one side LIKES the crisis, helped create it, and wants it to continue unabated?

General Confusion
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General Confusion

I am genuinely confused as to which “side” you refer.

Do you mean the Republican “side” which used it to elect a racist president who continues to use asylum as a re-election ploy?

Or do you mean the Democrat “side” which Republicans vilify as being for illegal migration and weak on crime?

James
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James

By a “racist president” I assume you’re speaking about Illegitimate #44 – Barry Soetoro – who hated everything American except the money he could haul away. Barry so hated Whites, Blacks, Reds, Browns and Yellows – with the help of his comrades Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton – that he… Read more »

General Confusion
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General Confusion

So you say Republicans elected President Obama? Interesting. Weird but confusing.

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

Bi-partisan plans have been presented to R’s in the past under both the Bush & Obama administrations. R’s rejected them.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Nice thought, but bipartisanship would require cooperation and compromise. Not going to happen, as the Dims want as many “future voters” as possible to secure power. q.v. Piven-Cloward.

No, this is going to be entirely on the Republitards.

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

Entirely on Republicans is not possible. R’s lost 40 seats in the House in the midterms. Unlike from Jan 3, 2011 to Jan 2, 2019, R’s do not have the votes to pass an entirely Repub. vote. Now R’s did have the majority in the House when Bush’s immigration was… Read more »

James
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James

I doubt the D’s can even spell “bipartisanship” or “cooperation” because it’s not mentioned in their playbook – Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” as supplemented by Karl Marx and Engel’s “Communist Manifesto”. Cooperation went out the window when Trump was elected which gave them ample opportunity to commence with the… Read more »

TOM
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TOM

You speak the truth.

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