NewsNation | November 28, 2012
>>> the congressional hispanic caucus responded to a bill offered by republicans yesterday as an alternative to the dream act . now, the biggest difference the so-called achieve act of republicans does not provide a path to citizenship for young people brought to this country illegally. i89 also reduces the amount of visas available especially to people from third world countries.
>> the problem with achieve sakt it does not achieve the dream of the young people who aspire to fully participate in american life .
>> joining me now, sandra lily. we started talking about this on monday and it is interesting, already seeing congressional hispanic caucus forming around the idea this is no good.
>> talk of an election year mandate. they were tarp like it's all or nothing for them and the proposals saying let's give some visas is not enough. we want the whole thing and saying that the best way to get the country going, especially economically, is to get 11 million people out of a shadows and as full citizens and start the process.
>> this is sponsored by john mccain , kay bailey hutchens of texas and senator kyl. here he is explaining the achieve act.
>> what we're saying saying is if you want to go to school, whatever school to prepare you for a good job and a have a job and keep a job and don't get in to trouble in this country, you will be here for the rest of your life with a legal status and no path to citizenship is denied you under here.
>> democratic congressman gutierrez of illinois said at least it's a move in the right direction by republicans. even though many feels it falls short of anything they want to see.
>> absolutely. i mean, one of the reasons that today the democratic latino legislators put out a nine-point plan is to start a conversation. they don't want to have a bill and denied. the best thing is to have two parties move together in the right direction an they're hopeful that immigration reform can happen but they're very clear and a lot of immigration advocates, not just latinos are clear that the best to move forward is the legalization process of 11 million undocumented illegal immigrants.
>> opposed to piecemealing.
>> that tried before.