Senator Says Mexican Immigrants Come From 'Hell Holes'

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham makes comment as lawmakers debate reform bill in Senate committee.
2:05 | 05/09/13

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Because Canada is a place where people like this day. They like Canada we like Canada we love -- -- visit they wanna go home. But Gaza -- a nice place. Of people coming across the southern border live in hell holes. They don't like that they want to come here our problem is we can't have everybody in the world who lives in hell -- -- America. We just -- have to create order out of chaos. So you gotta do something in the southern border you don't do in the northern border but if you don't agree that that difference is jobs. Then we just -- very. There are eleven million people come into the southern border -- they come from countries where they can't find work and life is miserable. So it -- and -- if you can control who gets the job you've got a long way of controlling illegal immigration. Because as long as the jobs are available in America you can't build -- fence high and. To stop people but if you could make it hard to find a job as well as hard to get across the border I think you've got a long way to fixing this problem and I think. We did mister chairman. Had them on -- that chair for. A few years co chair the Mexican American and a parliamentary we travel to Mexico it is it's isn't. I don't I thank my -- does it mean to suggest. -- While -- while there's poverty in Mexico and some really poor areas. Is not a hell hole as some great. Things going on -- Mexico we are proud of the people of Mexico. And -- group on the it does have some difficult areas as I know you know united Mac but I just want -- -- it. Your -- they're good people lot of progress has been made. And we are proud of Mexico that continues to make progress now when slander in Mexico I'm just talking about all the places people -- only for whatever reason. -- -- --

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