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

Screwtape
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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.

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