Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks for many people Americans when she speaks out against the Gang of 8′s immigration reform bill:

The Minnesota Republican contends immigrants who came to the United States illegally shouldn’t be rewarded with legal status. She says they are taking jobs from American citizens and depressing wages because they work for less. Creating a path to legal residency is a key piece of the bill passed by the Senate last month.

Bachmann wants to finish building a fence along the border to stop the flow, and then – and only then – consider what to do with the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the country.

She hopes to persuade fellow House Republicans at a special meeting Wednesday to dump any idea of a broader overhaul until the fence is built.

Today she was interviewed on The Dana Show:

One step at a time. First, stop the flow into the country.

Then, let’s deal with the people who are in the country.

And, let’s deal with why they’re coming here, and I don’t mean the American Dream.

I mean the American Welfare state.

That’s a big part of the problem and few are talking about it.