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The Exchange: Economic security

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 01:22

Congressman Paul Ryan tells Rob Cox that immigration reform can help grow the economy, but border security must come first.

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We have little confidence. That the president will actually secure the border. What about. Immigration and we need immigration reform I talk about it quite a bit in my yeah I talked about extensively. On the it's necessary for economic growth. Here's our issue. We've got baby boomers retiring at the nationalist world has this problem baby boomers retiring 101000 people a day at that pace for ten years. So we have something like -- 90% increase in the worker population but only in 19%. Or 90% increase in the future retiree population but in 19% increase in the worker population. Immigrants. Immigration -- in and the good thing for us is we have. Talented hardworking able bodied. Immigrants who believe in in what you would call western civilization who believe in our system. That that if we had a good workable legal immigration system can really help feed our economy. The problem for us is we have little confidence that the president will actually secure the border will actually do the interior enforcement that's necessary. To have a secure immigration system so from our perspective we need to get that border security piece done right and first. And if we get that under way some people have confidence that we actually are controlling who's coming and going. Then I really do believe we can fix in reboot legal immigration so that it works. To feed the American economy the other labor it's going to need as is the current retired.

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The Exchange: Economic security

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 01:22