American Border Story

  • Aired:  02/11/14
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Republicans confront immigration reform with perhaps the greatest projection in the history of psychology. (7:07)

[ LAUGHTER ]MOVING ON AT LAST MONTH'S STATE

OF THE UNION PRESIDENT OBAMAMADE ONE THING CLEAR.

>> LET'S GET IMMIGRATION REFORMDONE THIS YEAR.

LET'S GET IT DONE.

IT'S TIME.

>> Jon: OH, IT'S TIME, BABY.

[LAUGHTER]AMERICA'S BIOLOGICAL CLOCK IS

TICKING, BABY.

IT'S TIME TO HAVE AN ANCHORBABY, BABY.

BUT OF COURSE THERE WAS ONEMAJOR PROBLEM, UM, REPUBLICANS.

MAINLY IN THE HOUSE OFREPRESENTATIVES.

YOU KNOW THIS THING WILL BEDOA WITH HOUSE REPUBLICANS

AROUND.

>> THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN AROUNDFOR AT LEAST THE LAST 15 YEARS.

SO I THINK IT'S TIME TO DEALWITH IT.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: JUST GOT A BUTT

TICKLE.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PASS THENACHOS, I THINK THIS IS GOING TO

HAPPEN.

THIS IS AMAZING AFTER DECADES OFTRYING TO REFORM WHAT EVERYONE

ACKNOWLEDGES IS A BROKENIMMIGRATION SYSTEM, THE LEADERS

OF BOTH PARTIES AGREE THAT NOWIS THE RIGHT TIME.

>> ALL THE PUNDITS ARE SAYINGTHIS IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME.

>> COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATIONREFORM SHOULD HAPPEN JUST NOTRIGHT

NOW.

>> Jon: WHAT ARE YOU TALKINGABOUT BOLDEN.

FOR GOD SAKES WHY NOT?

>> THE PRESIDENT AND DEMOCRATICPARTY WILL GET CREDIT AND

FURTHER BOLSTER THEIR HISPANICVOTE.

>> Jon: WHO CARES WHO GETSCREDIT -- FINE HOW WE CALL THE

BILL THE REPUBLICAN PARTYPRESENTS THE ONLY WE LOVE

HISPANICS ACT ANO 2014.

DOES THAT DO IT.

>> THE LAST THING ANY OF THESENATE REPUBLICANS FACINGPRIMARIES WANT IS TO OPEN UP

THE IMMIGRATION CAN OF WORMS.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WOULDOBVIOUSLY ALIENATE THEIR BASE.

>> I THINK IT'S THE ONE THINGTHAT COULD COST REPUBLICANS THE

SENATE.

>> Jon: YES, IMMIGRATIONREFORM MIGHT ALIENATE SOME OF

YOUR BASE BUT MIGHT EMBASEN SOMEOF THE ALIENS.

REPUBLICANS COULD WIN SOMEHISPANIC SUPPORT BUT WOULD YOU

RATHER CATER TO THE VOTERS WHOWILL BE DEAD BEFORE YOU CAN SAY

THE WORD CHIPOTLE.

DAMN YOUR CYNICISM PUNDITS THISISN'T ABOUT POLITICS.

MARCO RUBIO.

>> WE'RE DEALING WITH THIS ISSUEBECAUSE THIS IS WHO WE ARE.

WE ARE THE MOST COMPASSIONATENATION ON EARTH.

WE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT WELCOMEDPEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THEWORLD FOR OVER

200 YEARS, EACH OF US THE DIRECTDESCENDANTS OF IMMIGRANTS HAVE

CREATED THE SINGLE GREATESTSOCIETY MAN HAS EVER KNOWN.

>> Jon:.

♪ UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WEFALL.

JUST THE EASTERN EUROPEANS.

NOW JUST THE POLITICAL ASYLUMSEEKERS.

IN YOUR FACE, DOUBTERS.

RUBIO LAID OUT --[LAUGHTER]

RUBIO LAID OUT WHY WE'RE DOINGTHIS.

AND GUESS WHAT?

OLD MAJORITY HOUSE LEADER JOHNNYBOEHNER SEES YOUR POLITICAL

CALCULATION AND SCOFFS.

>> REPUBLICANS WILL NOT TRY TOPASS IMMIGRATION REFORM THIS

YEAR.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: BUT HE SAID IT WAS

TIME.

THE GREATEST NATION 200 YEARS --JUST THE EASTERN EUROPEANS.

[ LAUGHTER ]WHAT HAPPENED?

>> THERE'S WIDESPREAD DOUBTABOUT WHETHER THIS

ADMINISTRATION CAN BE TRUSTED TOENFORCE OUR LAWS.

AND IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULTTO MOVE ANY IMMIGRATION

LEGISLATION UNTIL THAT CHANGES.

>> Jon: HOW DID WE GO FROMTHIS IS THE TIME TO DEAL WITH

THIS IN TWO WEEKS THE PRESIDENTDOESN'T ENFORCE THE LAWS OF

AMERICA.

WHAT YOU ARE SAYING THEPRESIDENT CAN'T BE TRUSTED TO

ENFORCE THE LAWS OF THE LANDBECAUSE THAT'S HIS WHOLE JOB.

OUT OF ALL THE CONSTITUTIONALARTICLES THAT'S LIKE THE SECOND

ONE.

THAT'S RIGHT, I HAVE ACONSTITUTION -- I JUST READ IT

FOR THE ARTICLES.

[ LAUGHTER ]FOR THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS -- FOR

THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS TO SUGGESTTHAT THEY WILL NOT ENTERTAIN

IMMIGRATION REFORM BECAUSE THEYDON'T TRUST THIS PRESIDENT TO

ENFORCE THE LAWS OF THE LAND ISPERHAPS THE GREATEST PROJECTION

IN THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY.

I GIVE YOU THIS REPUBLICANCONGRESS'S RECORD OF ENFORCING

ENACTED LAW.

>> REPUBLICANS HAVE VOTED 48TIMES TO REPEAL OBAMACARE.

>> THEY ARE MOVING TO MAKE THEIMPLEMENTATION OF IT HARDER.THEY

VOTE TO CUT DODD FRANK.

>> THE REPUBLICANS HAVE PUSHED ARECORD NUMBER OF FILIBUSTERS

REPUBLICANS BLOCKED PRESIDENTOBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL

NOMINATIONS.

>> REPUBLICANS BLOCKEDAPPOINTMENTS AS MATTERS OF

GENERAL PRINCIPAL.

>> Jon: THE G.O.P. SAYING THEYDON'T TRUST THE THE PRESIDENT'S

ABILITY TO ENFORCE THE LAW ISLIKE BOB COSTAS SAYING I DON'T

WANT TO BORROW YOUR GLASSES.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY'VE BEEN.

[ LAUGHTER ]THE WORST PART OF THISCYNICAL GOVERNANCE, INSTEAD OFHAVING A REAL

CONVERSATION WE HAVE TO HAVE ADISINGENUOUS-OFF.

>> THEY WANT IMMIGRATION REFORMBUT THEY DON'T TRUST THE

PRESIDENT TO ENFORCE THE LAW,PARTICULARLY THE ENFORCEMENT

PARTS.

LET'S ENACT THE LAW THIS YEARBUT SIMPLY NOT LET IT START

UNTIL 2017 AFTER PRESIDENTOBAMA'S TERM IS OVER.

>> Jon: NOW THIS IS THE KINDOF PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY

OUR FOUNDERS INTENDED.

WELL, YOU KNOW, IF YOU DON'T --[LAUGHTER]

[ APPLAUSE ]-- YOU KNOW, WE GET TOGETHER IN

ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFECTUNION BUT IF YOU DON'T THINK

THIS UNION IS PERFECT,EHH, YOULIKE TO FORM YOUR OWN UNION?

[LAUGHTER]WHAT SAY YOU, NOW, JOHN BOEHNER?

>> SPEAKER BOEHNER'S OFFICEREJECTED THE IDEA.

BOEHNER SPOKESMAN MICHAEL STEELESAID IT WAS ENTIRELY IMPRACTICAL

AND WOULD ELIMINATE ANYINCENTIVE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA TOENFORCE THE

LAWS DURING THE REMAINDER OF HISSECOND TERM.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: THAT MAKES NO SENSE.

LET ME SEE IF I HAVE THISSTRAIGHT.

WE HAVE AN URGENT ISSUE,IMMIGRATION IN THIS COUNTRY THAT

STRIKES AT THE HEART OF WHO WEARE AS A PEOPLE THAT WE MUST

SOLVE BUT WE CAN'T BECAUSE THEONLY WAY TO KEEP THE PRESIDENT

ENFORCING OUR CURRENT DISASTROUSIMMIGRATION LAW IS TO TALK ABOUT

BUT NOT DELIVER A BETTER ONE.

CHRIS CHRISTIE 2016.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]NOW THERE'S A GUY WHO KNOWS HOW

TO CLOG A BORDER.

[ LAUGHTER ]WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[ LAUGHTER ]WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[ LAUGHTER ]WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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