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.
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.”