August 3, 2017: A VIEW FROM THE HILL

President Trump throws his support behind a controversial immigration proposal while here at home, cracking down on gang violence and fixing our crumbling infrastructure are in focus.  Long Island Congressman Lee Zeldin is here to tackle those issues and share his view from Capitol Hill.

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> PRESIDENT TRUMDEMORECENT VISITDEMOLONG ISLAND CONTINUES TO MAKE NATIONAL HDEMOINES.

DEMOPRESIDENT WAS IN SUFFOLK COUNTY LAST FRIDAY TO DEMOUSS EFFORTS TO COMBAT THEDEMOLENT MS-13 GANG WHICH DEMOL POLICE SAY IS RESPONSIBLE DEMO17 MURDEMO OVER THE LAST 18 MONTH.

THE PRESIDENT VOWED TO DEMO OUT THDEMONG BUT ALSO RAISED A LOT OF EYEBROWS WITH THE COMDEMOS IN WHICH HE APDEMOED TO BE ENDORSING THE ROUGH TREATMDEMOOF SUSPDEMO.

AND WHEN YOU SEE TDEMO THUGS BEING THROWNDEMOO THE BACK OF A PADDYWAGON, YOU JUDEMOEE THEM THROWN DEMOROUGH, I SAID, PLEASE DON'T BE TOO DEMO.

THE WHITE HOUDEMOALLED THOSE COMDEMOS A JOKE.

THE ACTING HEAD OF DEMODRUG EDEMOCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, CHUCK ROSENBERG, REBUDEMOTHE PRESIDENT IN DEMOTTER TO HIS STAFF, SAYING THEDEMOARKS CODEMOED POLICE MISCONDUCT.

TDEMOONTROVERSY IS THREATENING TO OVERSHADOW THE PRDEMOENT'S IMDEMOANT MESSAGE ABOUT THE RISE OF GANG DEMOVIOLENCE ESPECIALLY IN LONG ISLAND,DEMORE MS-13 IS VDEMOMUCH A FRIGHTENING REALITY.

JOINING MDEMO REPUBLICAN CONGRDEMOAN LEE ZELDIN WHO REPRESENTS PARTS OF SDEMOLK CDEMOY.

CONGRESSMAN, THANKS FOR BEIDEMON THEDEMOW.

THANK YDEMOGOOD TO BE ON.

LET ME ASK DEMOABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S IMMIDEMOION PROPOSAL THAT WAS ANNOUNCED YESTERDADEMON IMMIGRATION DEMOOSAL THAT HAS A LOT OF CONTROVERSDEMOCAUSE IT WOULD CUT LEGAL IMMIGDEMOON IN THIS CODEMOY IN HALF OVER TEN YDEMO.

IT WOULD SHIFT THE PRDEMOTY TO MERITDEMO OTHER WORDS PEOPLE WOUDEMOE ALLOWED INTO THIS COUDEMO IF THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE, TO SUMMARDEMOIT, ANDEMOSS BECAUSE OF FAMILY CONNECDEMO.

WHAT'S YOUR TAKDEMO THAT PROPOSAL AND HOW LDEMOY DO YOU THINK IT IS THDEMOONGRESS WOULD DEMOORT IT?

IT DIDN'TDEMOD TO BE SO CDEMOOVERSIAL.

THIS ISDEMOROPOSAL THAT WHEN PDEMODENT CLINTON WAS IN THE WHDEMOHOUSE WITH LIBERAL DEMOCRAT SUPPORTDEMOIS WAS SOMETHIDEMOHAT HAD MOMENTUM BACK THEN, 20-DEMO YEARS AGO.

AND WE'RE DEMOING ABOUT PDEMONENT GREEN CARD STATUS.

DEMO ISN'T ADDRESSING THE NEEDED REFORMSDEMO CONVERSATION THAT HDEMOTO BE HAD AS IT RELATES TO THE H2-A PRDEMOM OR THE H2-B PDEMOAM.

HERE IN DEMO ISLAND, WE HAVE FARMERS, DEMOHOSPITALITY INDUSTRY, WDEMO BEEN GOING THROUGH CHALLENGES DEMOE THEY'RE TRYING TO GET APPDEMOL FOR SEASONADEMOBOR, AND GETTING INTO THE SEASON BEFORE THEDEMONALLY GET THE APPROVADEMOEY NEED AND DEMOY GETS LOST.

AS FAR AS THEDEMOIGRATION SYSTEM GOES, TDEMO IS A BIGGER PICTURE DEMOERSATION THAT NEEDS TO BE DEMO THIS IS PART DEMOT.

PART DEMOHE CONVERSATION IS DEMOT BORDER SECURITY, PART OF IT IS DEMO DO WE DO ABOUT PEOPLE HEREDEMOEADY.

AS FAR DEMOHE PRESIDENT'S DEMOOSAL, I AGREE WE CAN ABSOLUTELY BE INCDEMOING THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO ARDEMOMING TO OUDEMOUNTRY AND CONTRIBUTING AS POSITIVDEMOAS POSSIBLE, WHO CDEMOTO OUR COUNTRY AND ARE LOOKING MORE AS A BURDEN DEMONOT WORKING HARD, WHICHDEMOCERTAINLY NDEMOHE WAY TO ACHIEVE THE AMERICAN DREAMDEMOANY MEANS.

CODEMOSSMAN, QUICKLY, DO YOU THINK IT HAS THE SUPDEMO IN THE DEMOE?

DEMOCRATSDEMO THEY'RE AGAINST IDEMOOME REPUBLICANS SAY THEY'RE ADEMOST IT.

DOES IT HAVDEMOCHANCE OF PADEMOG?

I BEDEMOE IT DOES.

I WOULDEMOKE TO READ THE PROPOSAL DEMOETAIL.

THIS WAS AN ANNOUNCEDEMO THAT WAS MADE DEMOERDAY.

I'M AWARE ODEMONATOR COTTON, SENATOR PURDEMOS EFFORTS OVER THE COURSE OF THE LASTDEMO WEEKS AND MONTHS INDEMOTICULAR.

BUT INDEMOER TO BUILD SUPPORT, THE FIRST SDEMOIS TO BE ABLE TO READ THE PRDEMOAL IN DETAIL.

THIS IS A DEMOOSAL BEING FORDEMOTED IN THE OTHER CHAMBER AND WE HAVEN'T BDEMOFOCUSED ON IDEMOOUGH.

NODEMOTH THE PRESIDENT WEIGHING IN, IT'S SOMETHING ALL MDEMORS AUGUST GETTING FAMILIADEMOTH.

LET'SDEMON TO LONG ISLAND AND THE MS-DEMOANGS AND THE DEMOIDENT'S VISITED.

YOU ACCOMPANIEDEMOE PRESIDENT IN LONG DEMOND, IT WAS BY MOST DEMOUNTS A SUCCESSFUL MEETING, BUT THENDEMO PRESIDENT MADE THAT COMMENTDEMOLYING THAT COPS SHODEMOBE ROUGH WITH SUSPECTS.

DEMO'S YOUR TAKE ON THOSE COMMENTS, FIRST OF ALL, ADEMOO YOU THINK IT OVDEMOADOWED THE IDEMOTANT MESSAGE THAT HE HAD ABDEMOMS-13?

JUST THEDEMOURE OF THE QUDEMOON, THE FACT THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TDEMOOMMENT AS OPPOSED TO THDEMOST OF THE STDEMOENTS, THE ANSWER WOULD HAVEDEMOBE YES.

AS FAR DEMOHE STATEMENT ITSELF, THE PDEMODENT WAS -- OBVIOUSLY DEMOAS MAKING A REMARK WITH REGARDS TDEMOUTAL MS-13 KILLERS DEMOARE -- THEY'RE NOT USING GUNS, THEY'RDEMOING MATCHETTE MATDEMOTES, MURDERING MY CODEMOTUENTS, TEARING APARDEMOMILIES.

HE MADE THE COMMENTDEMOON'T BE TOO NICE TO THEMDEMOHICH HAS BEEN TADEMOTO ALL SORTS OF NEW LEVELS AND BEDEMONTERPRETED IN THE WORST POSSDEMO WAY.

DEMOAVE A PRESIDENT WHO ON MORE THDEMONE OCCASION HAS BEEN GDEMOY OF BEING POLITICALLY INCORDEMO.

THIS IS CERTAINLYDEMOTHER EXAMPLE WDEMO HE MADE A COMMENT THAT WAS DEMON IN ALL SORTS OF DDEMORENT WAYS.

IT DEMOOBVIOUS, BEING IN THE ROOM AND LDEMONING TO HIM, THAT HIS DEMOS WAS ON MS-13.

HE WAS TALKINDEMOOUT VERY BRUTAL MS-13 KILLEDEMOND SAYING, DON'T BE TOO NICE ON DEMO.

>DEMONGRESSMAN --

YOU CAN HAVE A DEDEMO, YOU CAN HAVE A CONVERSATION ONDEMOT.

BUT THE CODEMOT HAS BEEN TAKEN IN ALL SORTS OFDEMO DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS THAN DEMOWAY HE MEANT DEM

CONGRESSMAN, SDEMOFOLKS ARE SAYING THDEMOHE PRESIDENT'S FOCUS AND LDEMO SAY WAR AGAINST MS-13 WILL ACTUALDEMOELP MS-13 IN THE LONG RDEMOECAUSE BY DEMOETING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, THE UNDEMOMENTED IMMDEMONTS WHO ARE THE PRIMARY VICTIMDEMO MS-13 WILL BE HESITANTDEMOTALK ABOUT MS-13 AND THEIR DEMOES.

HOW DO YDEMOESPOND?

THE PRESIDEMO IS TARGETING MDEMO.

AND THIS IS -- THE DEMORTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY COMPONDEMO THE DEPARTMEDEMOF JUSTICE COMPONENT, THE INTERNATIODEMOASPECT OF IT, THE POLICIES ODEMOE UNACCOMPDEMOD IMMIGRANT MINORS WDEMOAVE COME ACROSS OUR SOUTHERN BODEMO, MANY OF THEM HELD AT GUNPODEMO HAVING TO SMUGGLE DDEMO ACROSS THE SOUTHERN BORDEMOIN ORDER TO COMPLETDEMOE TRIP.

ONCE THEDEMOT TO THE OTHER SIDE DEMOHE BORDER, THEY ARE GIVEN MANDATORY DEMOT APPEARANCES THAT THEDEMOVER SHOW UP AT.

THE ENTIRE PROCEDEMOFROM THE TIME THE PARENTS TURN THEDEMOIDS DEMO TO THE COYOTE, THOSE KIDS ADEMOEING SET UP TO FAIL.

FROM THADEMO SOME POINT, WORKING WITH LOCAL LAW EDEMOCEMENT, THIS IS A TEAM EFFORDEMOULTIPLE LEVEDEMOF GOVERNMENT.

YOU'REDEMOGETING MS-13, YOU HAVE TDEMOLD THEM RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE CRIMES THAT ADEMOEING COMMITTED, AND DEMOHAVE TO DEMOICATE THEM.

SO CONFRONDEMO IT HEAD-ON, AND BRINGING ALL THE RESDEMOES NECESSARYDEMOTHAT EFFORT IS SOMETHING THAT IDEMOONGLY SUPPODEMOND I PRAISE.

AND IT NEEDS TO DEMODONE OR MS-13 IS DEMOGOING TO GO AWAY.

CONGRESSMANDEMOSS THAN 30 SECONDS, I HAVE TDEMOK YOU ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE, DEMOOW IT'S AN ISSUE THAT'S IMPODEMOT TO YOU.

THE PRESIDENT DEMOHE PAST HAS PRDEMOED A $1 TRILLION INFRASTRUCTURE PRODEMO OR PRDEMOM.

LOOKING ATDEMO DIRE SITUATION IN DEMOPUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AS WDEMOAS OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES, WOULD YODEMOD THE REPUBLICANS BE WILLING TO DEMOST $1 TRILLION TO FIX TDEMOCOUNTRY'S INDEMOTRUCTURE?

$1 TRDEMOON IS THE NUMBER BEING DEMOUSSED BOTH BY PRESIDENT TRDEMOAND THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ADEMO.

THERE IS A LITTLE DEMODIFFERENCE OF OPINDEMOON HOW TO GET THERE.

BUT A $1 TRILLIODEMOCKAGE IS THE DEMO.

THE PROPOSAL ON THE ODEMO SIDE OF TDEMOISLE IS $1 TRILLION OF TAXDEMOR DOLLARS.

ON OUR SIDDEMO THE AISLE, THE PDEMODENT PROPOSED THAT PARTIALLY PAID BY TDEMOYER DOLLARS, PARTIDEMO PAID FOR WITH TAX CREDITS AND FDEMOING OUT HOW TO UNLEDEMOPRIVATE CAPITAL THROUDEMOUBLIC-PRIVATE DEMONERSHIPS.

THE OVERALL GOAL IS $1 TDEMOION.

WE JUST HAVE TO FIGUREDEMO THE BEST WAY TO GETDEMORE.

DEMOGRESSMAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOIDEMO US TODAY.

THADEMOOU.

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