Tucker Carlson took on Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies and Dan Stein of the Federation for American Immigration Reform in a riveting interview where he openly asked about the logic of having low-wage immigration here in America.
“How can people get away with saying that low-wage immigration is an economic benefit to the united states? Are they lying or misguided?” Carlson asked Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies and Dan Stein of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
Stein answered, “It’s about redistribution. The elites on top, the employers benefit from reducing wages and the American people, average Americans, American workers, what used to be the middle class, they get hurt, they are at the bottom. It’s a complete scam and everything about our labor force shifted to this postindustrial superpower information economy.”
Tucker added, “When you hear people defend it, what they’re really defending is their own prerogatives. When rich people defend this they’re basically defending it because they’re getting a lot out of it, but you’re not.”
Tucker Carlson is not just stepping up to a new plate here, he’s long asked these serious questions and has given many great statements about illegal immigration.
“You’ll notice the failure… of our elites to grapple with what exactly it means to allow millions of low-skilled workers to move here,” he said.
“They don’t really want to know,” he said. “[It’s] about their politics.”
Carlson said liberals try to make it sound like “all [illegal immigrants] are a high school valedictorian… or [will] invent the next Apple [computer].”
“Facts rarely enter into the conversation at all – it’s wholly emotional,” Carlson said.
Carlson said that 11 million illegal immigrants cost American taxpayers $135B per year in medical, educational and law enforcement costs. Offsetting that number by the taxes they pay still leaves a $116B sum left over.