Well, this is awkward.
The white Irish guy that appropriated the Hispanic nickname ‘Beto’ tells a black man asking about illegal immigration that we need illegal immigrants to work the cotton gins.
In these overly politically correct times, was Beto not sensitive enough to issue a ‘trigger warning’ before mentioning the cotton gin which revived slavery and expanded slave states from 8 to 15 by making the practice more profitable?
One black man questioned Beto at a town hall meeting about illegal immigration.
BLACK AMERICAN: My question is, do you support granting citizenship and American-paid benefits to illegal aliens who violated our country to come here, who fly their foreign flags here, who have citizenship in their countries and whose families did absolutely not build this country, while black people are subject to things that you explained before? You can answer yes or no, please. [Emphasis added]
BETO O’ROURKE: Many, many people built this country, first of all. And we are a country of many people … and I’m paraphrasing Congressman Lewis at this point, but he said something to the effect that each of us came to this country in a different ship. Some of us came here against our will, some of us immigrated here lawfully … some of us are showing up right now as we speak. They’re fleeing the deadliest countries in the planet today. The northern triangle countries of Central America … imagine how bad things have to be for you to scoop up that six-month-old daughter of yours and to walk 2,000 miles … to refuge in a country that is comprised of people from the world over. And yes, there are some people who did not follow our laws when they came here to be with their families or to work jobs and, in some cases, no one was willing to work in their communities. I mentioned going to the high school in Roscoe, I also went to the cotton gin in Roscoe. And at that cotton gin, there are 24 jobs and the manager of that gin says it does not matter the wages that I pay or the number of hours that we set … no one born in Roscoe … or Texas or this country who is willing to work. But there are immigrants who are coming from Central America or Mexico or other parts of the world to Roscoe to work these jobs and to help build our economy. [Emphasis added]
Recently, O’Rourke appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he said that we don’t need a wall on the Southern border and that he supported amnesty for Obama’s DREAMers.
According to a Harvard-Harris poll, Black Americans are more likely to support the lowering of immigration levels than any other demographic group.
Why is that?
Research has shown that Black Americans suffer disproportionately from illegal immigration, both in their communities and in the labor market.
Is it only Breitbart writer, John Binder, that remembers the 1990s when Texas Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, who was also a Civil Rights icon and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, presented the findings of her Immigration Commission?
She suggested curbing legal immigration, and her concern for unskilled foreign workers entering the country as it hurts the low-skilled and unemployed Americans.
[Thanks for that reminder, John.]
What would Barbara Johnson say today about her party embracing the ‘Open Borders’ model?
It seems that whole Democrat talking point that we need more immigrants because there are ‘jobs Americans won’t do’ isn’t backed up by research done by the Center for Immigration Studies.
We keep hearing about a ‘Blue Wave’ that is coming, but with blatant partisan answers not grounded in facts, it’s unlikely that the #Resist crowd is going to win friends and influence anyone.
Way to go, leftists.
You’re doing an awesome job so far.
But hey, Democrats can just keep doing what they’re doing. It’s working quite well.