“According to a recent study from Yale, there at least 22 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. Democrats plan to give all of them citizenship. The payoff is permanent electoral majority for the foreseeable future. American workers be damned.” -Tucker Carlson
Reported By Jacob Airey | Daily Wire
The Democrat Party has increasingly embraced open borders and shielding illegal immigrants from immigration laws. They claim this is for “compassion.” However, it was not always this way. Tucker Carlson hosts the new Prager University video, “Illegal Immigration: It’s About Power,” in which he examines how the Democrats were once against mass immigration and why they changed.
“I recently watched a group of protestors, most of them young, denouncing President Donald Trump’s immigration policies,” Carlson says. “They were waving Mexican flags and shouting: ‘¡Si, se puede!’—’Yes, we can!’ This is now the rallying cry of the open-borders left, but it wasn’t always. In fact, I wondered if a single person at the protest knew where it came from.”
Carlson explains how the slogan was first promoted by the founder of the United Farm Workers union Cesar Chavez. The Progressive hero opposed illegal immigration so much he would send his men into the desert to assault illegals trying to get into the country because he reasoned that they would cause wages to drop for legal immigrants.
“Until recently, most Democrats agreed with Chavez,” Carlson continues. “They opposed unchecked immigration because they knew it hurt American workers. And they were right.”
He explains, “One study by a Harvard economist examined the effects of the mass migration of Cuban refugees to this country in 1980—the so-called Mariel boatlift. He found that American workers in Miami with a high school education saw their wages fall by more than thirty percent after the refugees arrived. If you believe in supply and demand, this is not surprising.”
Carlson points out that as recently as 2006, the Democrats were in favor of building a border wall and for enforcing the immigration laws.
“So, what changed?” Carlson continues, “Not the economics of it. The law of supply and demand remained in effect. It’s not a coincidence that as illegal immigration surged, wages for American workers stagnated. What changed is that Democrats stopped caring about those workers. About the middle class, really.”
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