CHRIS MATTHEWS: People that believe in border protection, who believe you can stop somebody from coming into this country by higher towers, or more drones, or more people working there, I think are right-wingers or idiots. If you want to work and you're looking for a job, you're going to come to America, Congresswoman. You're going to come in here and you're going to find a way in, whether you have to take a boat, an airplane, or swim. Whatever you have to do, you're going to get here.
And my question is, are we going to have a work permit situation that's truly enforced so they'll be no incentive to do that? Because you can't work in the United States unless you're here legally. If we ever have a system like that, we won't be having this debate in 20 or 30 years from now all over again. (Hardball, January 28, 2013)