June 27th, 2012

Rep. Van Hollen says GOP makes immigration reform difficult; Affordable Care Act has 50% chance of being upheld

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) talks to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien about immigration reform and the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on the Affordable Care Act on Starting Point.

On immigration reform, Rep. Van Hollen says, “And the point is that if you couldn’t get the DREAM Act passed, if you couldn’t even pass a bill that said for those students who are graduating from our high schools, for those individuals who have served in our military, that for them, we’re going to make sure that they’re not deported. They were brought here through no fault of their own. If you can’t even get that passed through a Republicans in the Senate, how can you talk about doing comprehensive immigration reform? You know, it’s interesting to hear Mitt Romney on the campaign trail, we all know what his policy was. His policy was very clearly stated in the primary. Self deportation. Make life absolutely miserable for everybody here including the DREAMers, including these kids, so they’ll self-deport.”

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekdays from 7-9am ET on CNN.