Fischer will not support pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says she cannot support an immigration reform proposal that has a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. A bi-partisan immigration reform proposal from a group of eight Senators and President Obama's proposal both include a method for the undocumented immigrants to meet certain requirements to be citizens.

Fischer says while she is reserving judgement until she sees legislative language, she made it clear to reporters during her weekly conference call she cannot support a pathway to citizenship for people illegally in the country.

Fischer said, "We have a country that always supports the rule of law. Until we have undocumented immigrants stepping forward, we don't know who is in this country."

Fischer added." nce we start that process of some kind of legal status to have people in the country, we are going to have to deport people who are criminals."

Fischer said she was pleased the proposals do stress border security as one of their chief priorities.

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