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Tucker Carlson debated a DACA recipient who offered his rebuttal to a new immigration plan sponsored by several Republicans.
Seven GOP senators, including Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, co-sponsored the Secure and Succeed Act, which they say is in line with President Donald Trump's wishes on the matter.
Carlson asked immigration attorney Jose Magana whether he or his fellow DREAMers would vote to re-elect Trump if the bill passed and the president signed it into law.
"You will get a path to citizenship," Carlson said, noting that Democrats chiefly support unfettered immigration because it likely precipitates a new voting base for them.
"I can't vote for Trump because I'm actually a DACA recipient," Magana said. "[The bill] won't go through."
Jose Magana, immigration attorney, on GOP immigration plan: "I thought the Republican Party was all about family, but this essentially makes it easier to break families apart." #Tucker https://t.co/fn7EjLziOe pic.twitter.com/8CdIA3VH4k
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Magana said the White House never should have shot down a more liberal proposal from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), which Trump said did not contain provisions for a Mexican border wall.
Magana claimed the framework would cut legal immigration quotas to Great Depression levels, while Carlson said they would simply be reduced to figures from the Bill Clinton administration.
Carlson asked Magana how the seven Republicans' new plan, which allows 2 million illegal immigrants to gain legality, is racist.
Magana deferred, instead pointing to the rejection of the Graham-Durbin bill.
Carlson said many established countries like Japan, Israel and the Dominican Republic routinely deport people.
Magana said America is not restricted to following other countries' leads on the matter.
"It's our country, you don't have to come if you don't want," Carlson said.
"It's my country too, Tucker," Magana said.
"I don't think it is because I don't think you are a citizen," Carlson responded.
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