Steve Scalise Tells Illegal Immigrants To ‘Get In Line Like Everybody Else’ [VIDEO]

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise told illegal immigrants to “get in line” and wait their turn as Congress works to secure the southern border, Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.”

“We always forget America has the most generous immigration laws already. We let a million people in our country legally. Get in line like everybody else,” Scalise said. “And I think that’s a really good answer. You can stay here while you are doing it.”

Host Brian Kilmeade said allowing illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship could compromise border security.

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“This is where the negotiation starts,” Scalise replied. “Obviously we’ve got differences on both sides. But let’s come together. We’re not that far apart believe it or not. There is a deal to be made. President Trump wants to get this worked out.”

Scalise said immigration reform must begin with border security and the construction of a wall, before Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) can be addressed.

“Let’s start seeing if we can get a consensus on everything from border security and it has to start with border security and building the wall,” he said. “And then addressing the DACA population and everything in between.”

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