Senator Thom Tillis Co-Sponsors Legislation For Undocumented Kids | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Senator Thom Tillis Co-Sponsors Legislation For Undocumented Kids | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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>>>28 PAST THE HOUR. WELCOME BACK TO MORNING JOE. MIKE BARNICLE AND JORDAN BACK WITH US. NATIONAL POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT WITH NEWS STEVE KORNACKI JOINS THE TABLE.>>REPUBLICAN SENATOR THOM TILLIS OF NORTH CAROLINA. HE’S A COSPONSOR OF THE SUCCEED ACT. TO ADDRESS THE UNCERTAINTY FOR UNDOCUMENTED CHILDREN. SENATOR, YOU’RE FROM A STATE THAT’S YOU CAN’T CALL IT RED. YOU CAN’T CALL IT BLUE. IT’S SORT OF PURPLE. I’VE GOT TO BELIEVE THAT WHEN YOU GO OUT TO TOWN HALL MEETINGS YOU HEAR A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING WHY CAN’T YOU COME TOGETHER ON WHETHER WE’RE TALKING ABOUT DREAMERS OR HEALTH CARE. IS THERE HOPE?>>WE’RE GOING TO NEED TO DO THAT. WHETHER OR NOT THE GRAHAM-CASSIDY BILL PASSED OR THE BILL LAST MONTH. A NUMBER OF THINGS WE HAVE TO DO WITH HEALTH CARE. FIND A LOT ABOUT CONSENSUS WHEN I WAS SPEAKER. WE’VE GOT TO START LEADING THAT WAY UP HERE IN WASHINGTON.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK IS HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON NOW WITH WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE HEALTH CARE ATTEMPT ONCE AGAIN DEAD. HOW IS ANYTHING GOING TO GET DONE WHEN THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T SEEN TO BE CONNECTED WITH THE CONTENTS OF THE BILLS AS IT PERTAINS TO HEALTH CARE. I THINK THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS KNOW WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO PROVIDE A SOLUTION IF THIS BILL DOESN’T PASS. STILL HAVE PREMIUMS DOUBLED OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS. WE HAVE ALMOST HALF THE COUNTIES IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY GOING TO HAVE ONE CHOICE ON HEALTH CARE NEXT YEAR FOR INSURANCE POLICY. WE’VE GOT A NUMBER OF OTHER STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS. WE’VE STILL GOT A PROBLEM TO FIX. WHETHER IT’S THIS BILL UNDER RECONCILIATION OR BIPARTISAN BILL, WE CANNOT GO AWAY FROM THIS ISSUE UNTIL WE FIX IT.>>STEVE?>>I HAVE A PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTION ABOUT WHERE YOUR PARTY IS RIGHT NOW. IT’S INTERESTING CONTRAST BETWEEN THE STALLED HEALTH CARE BILL AND THE PRESIDENT AND ALL OF THE ATTENTION BEING DIRECTED TO THE NFL AND NATIONAL ANTHEMS. HE WON THE NOMINATION OF YOUR PARTY LAST YEAR WHEN NOT A LOT OF REPUBLICAN LEADERS SUPPORTED HIM. I’M CURIOUS, DO YOU LOOK AT DONALD TRUMP, DO YOU SAY, DO YOU SEE HIS APPEAL TO YOUR VOTERS TO REPUBLICAN VOTERS IS MORE CULTURAL, MORE ON CULTURAL GROUNDS THAN ON POLICY GROUNDS.>>YOU KNOW, I THINK THE PRESIDENT DURING THE CAMPAIGN AND SINCE HE’S BECOME PRESIDENT HAS REALLY MOVED AROUND ON ISSUES THAT I THINK RESINATED WITH DIFFERENT ELEMENTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE. I FOR ONE WANT TO JUST FOCUS ON THREE THINGS WE PROMISED WE WOULD GET DONE NEXT YEAR. A SOLUTION FOR HEALTH CARE. TAX REFORM. AND WORK ON INFRASTRUCTURE. I’M REALLY ALL ABOUT REMOVING ALL OF THE DISTRACTIONS AND REALLY TRYING TO HAVE A REASONABLE DISCUSSION WITH DEMOCRATS TO WORK WITH US. SOME ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE SIMPLY WILL NOT WORK WITH US. REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT BIPARTISANSHIP. IF ANYTHING, THEY’VE HAD A TRACK RECORD FOR DEVISIVENESS AND HOLDING SOME MEMBERS WHO LIKE TO WORK TOGETHER. I’VE SEEN THIS BEFORE. HAVING BEEN THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSEIN NORTH CAROLINA. SOME OF THAT IS STANDING FOR THINGS YOU WANTED IN THE MINORITY. I TELL MY COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE. WHY DON’T YOU DO THAT TOO SO WE GET REASONABLE MINDED PEOPLE TO PRODUCE A RESULT.>>SENATOR, YOU’RE ON THE AMPLES SERVICE COMMITTEE, I AM JUST CURIOUS. IT SEEMS LIKE THE MILITARY HAS REALLY IF THERE IS A STRATEGY WHEN IT COMES TO NORTH KOREA, THE MILITARY IS LEADING THE CHARGE HERE. ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE ESCALATION INTENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND NORTH KOREA IN THE PAST WEEK OR SO.>>I AM. I’M WORRIED FOR THE BROADER REGION. I’M CONSTANTLY THINKING ABOUT THE 30,000 SOLDIERS IN SOUTH KOREA. THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN NATIONALS WHO LIVE IN AND AROUND SEOUL. THERE’S A DIRECT AMERICAN THREAT. AMERICAN LIVES AT RISK. AND MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE. WE’VE GOT TO GET CHINA TO PLAY A ROLE. THEY’VE GOT AN INTERESTING RELATIONSHIP WITH NORTH KOREA, BUT IT’S IN THEIR BEST INTEREST TO KEEP THE REGION STABLE. IN THEIR BEST ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INTEREST TO KEEP THE REGION STABLE. THE ESCALATION IS SOMETHING THAT DOES CONCERN ME. IT’S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO HAVE A FIRMER HAND. WE’VE SHOWN WHAT BEING PASSIVE IN THE FACE OF AGGRESSIVE ACTIONS BY NORTH KOREA ARE PROVOCATIVE ACTIONS. IT’S GOTTEN US MORE PROVOCATIVE NORTH KOREA. I AGREE WITH THE PRESIDENT THAT WE HAVE TO BE FIRMER, BUT I ALSO BELIEVE THAT THE PEOPLE WITH STARS ON THEIR SHOULDERS NEED TO BE IN THE FRONT LINES TELLING US HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS FROM A MILITARY AND THOSE IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT FROM A DIPLOMATIC PERSPECTIVE.>>SENATOR, YOU’RE PROPOSING A SUCCEED ACT. TO ASSIST PEOPLE HERE. A LOT OF IT HAS TO DO WITH THE TERMS FOR BEING QUALIFIED FOR IT. GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT, HAVING ESTABLISHED A CAREER, GOING TO A FOUR YEAR OR ACTUALLY TWO YEAR ACCREDITED INSTITUTION SO YOU’RE GETTING ADVANCE SKILLS OR YOU’RE SERVING IN THE MILITARY. THERE ARE ALSO VERY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR NOT HAVING COMMITTED A FELONY OR ANY SIGNIFICANT MISDEMEANORS. THOSE ARE THE BASELINE TERMS FOR BEING ABLE TO GET ONE FIVE YEAR PROTECTED STATUS, APPLY FOR A SECOND FIVE YEAR PROTECTED STATUS AND THEN IN A THIRD TRENCH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A GREEN CARD. SO IT’S A BIT MORERY GOR. ONE OF THE REASONS WE WANT TO DO THAT, MOST OF THE DREAMERS WILL BE QUALIFIED FOR IT. WE’RE ALSO TRYING TO PREVENT THIS FROM OCCURRING AGAIN. SETTING A VERY HIGH BAR FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS WHO MAY TRY TO COME ACROSS THE BORDER, PARENTS WITH CHILDREN.>>HOW DOES THAT APPLY TO A 12-YEAR-OLD WHO HAS BEEN HERE FOR 12 YEARS.>>THAT MEANS THAT 12-YEAR-OLD AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME WILL BECOME QUALIFIED FOR PROTECTED STATUS IF THEY HAVEN’T COMMITTED A FELONY OR MISDEMEANOR. WHEN THEY GET ADULT AGE, SOME EDUCATION

17 thoughts on “Senator Thom Tillis Co-Sponsors Legislation For Undocumented Kids | Morning Joe | MSNBC

  • Johnf275 Post author

    The big difference between DACA and SUCCEED ACT would be that it went through Congress where it should of been the whole time.

  • Rosa Williamson Post author

    Joe Scarborough shut the fk up. You supported & gave Trump a mil$ worth of free airtime during the election which makes you an inredibly stupid man.

  • Dee Pattison Post author

    If the succeed act led to citizenship it would be very acceptable. It doesn't and that is rather problematic.

  • Chadillac Post author

    Undocumented kids? You mean illegal aliens that broke the law? The wall can't go up fast enough.

  • Malcolm Brown Post author

    These people are being intellectually dishonest. They know full well that Universal Single Payer Health Care would be the fairest and most cost effective system.

  • Merrilou Neigenfind Post author

    Here is Thom Tilllis pretending to be a decent human being.

  • John Brattan Post author

    Now here's Senator Tillis saying he wants 3 things done. One of which now is a 'solution' for health care. What happened to his chant of 'repeal and replace?' The other 2, tax and infrastructure, haven't even yet been addressed. And still Tillis will not break or criticize the biggest obstacle in his way: Trump. What's wrong with these Republican senators?

  • stopthecrazyguy Post author

    DACA laws also need to cover children with disabilities.

  • absolutless Post author

    Thom Tillis sounds less like a human being than any Republican senator.

  • Jayne F Post author

    I WISH SOMEONE WOULD EXPLAIN WHY INSURANCE PREMIUMS HAVE DOUBLED. DO INSURANCE COMPANIES HAVE SOME RESPONSIBILITY? ARE THEY INVESTED OR DO THEY WANT TO UNDERMINE OBAMACARE?

  • James Caudill Post author

    I would consider voting Democrat to get rid of this phony Republican swamp creature.

  • eace Post author

    How about doing something for Americans and not illegal Mexicans?

  • S. U. Post author

    Tom Tillis. This jerk is back and up to mischief. Nov 30th 2018-Trying to bring in foreign labor even though it hurts Americans. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/11/30/gops-h-2b-outsourcing-scheme-cuts-american-workers-out-of-labor-force/

  • lauren flanagan Post author

    Of course undocumented children and you’re the one who stabs President Trump in the back while he’s in Vietnam, deep state puppet

  • Hassan AL Zubi Post author

    هل تعتقد ان المعلاق لا شيء و انك لن تدفعه و اننا مزح مع بعضنا البعض ?

  • Ron Jefferson Post author

    Build the border wall

  • George Smith Post author

    Thom tillis you Rino traitor I will openly be against you. Your seizure must have effected your mind

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