Democrats continue to defiantly defend illegal immigrants over U.S. citizens, even when fellow Americans are killed by those who should not be in the country.
CNN contributor Kirsten Powers took on the role of advocating for illegal aliens Monday during a segment on Anderson Cooper’s show, with colleague Steve Cortez, the former Trump campaign aide, effectively blowing her argument out of the water when he pointed out that liberal elites don’t live with the illegal immigrants they so passionately defend.
Cooper opened the segment by noting the political views of the father of murdered Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, who was recently killed by an illegal immigrant — the grieving father said he wanted people to keep his daughter’s name out of the immigration debate.
“She is an American citizen,” Cortez said. “And the fact that she is dead at the hands of an illegal alien is a reasonable policy talking point.”
“And even if it doesn’t matter, to her father that the killer was here illegally, it matters to a lot of us,” he continued. “To me as a father, it matters a heck of a lot to me because I don’t want my daughter killed by an illegal alien who shouldn’t be here in the first place, particularly ones who have proved themselves dangerous already and haven’t been deported.”
“Tragedies happen,” Powers said. “But that doesn’t mean that you need to demonize an entire group of people because of a tragedy.”
She continues with the left’s well-worn argument that illegal aliens commit crimes at much lower rates than the average American — true or not. Staying true to the script, Powers then played the race card.
“We’ve seen it a million times, demonizing people that are different and saying that whether it’s Italians or Jews, now Irish, now it’s people from Central America and Mexico,” she said.
Cortes responded to remind Powers that he is Hispanic and that most of the victims of illegal immigrant crime are Hispanic.
“The point is tragedies happen, you’re right,” he added. “But most tragedies are not preventable when you talk about an American citizen who decides to do something evil against another American.
“When you’re talking about an illegal alien who doesn’t belong here in the first place, that is 100 percent preventable.”
“It’s very easy for a lot of elites to hide because they don’t deal day-to-day with dangerous illegals,” Cortes then stated. “You know who do? People with names like Cortez and Mendoza in Los Angeles, California.”
Incredibly, Powers countered to dismiss Cortes’ heritage, citing his cuff links to say that he is “an elite,” which apparently trumps being Hispanic in the eyes of the left.
She then boasts about how many illegals there are in “major urban environments” to argue that “so-called elites” do live and interact with illegal immigrants.
“New York City, for example, one of the places that has maybe the most undocumented immigrants in the country,” Powers said. “And the elites have no problem with them. So I don’t understand this idea that you think that somehow elites are not living in cities where there are undocumented immigrants. That’s a complete falsehood.”
“My point is that the victims of illegal immigrant crime overwhelmingly are working class people, largely people of color, not elites who live in generally very safe places, gated communities, high-rise buildings,” Cortes corrected her.
As for the death of Mollie Tibbetts, President Donald Trump and his oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., have been criticized for using her name in response to her fathers comments, and talk radio host Ben Ferguson appeared on CNN to suggest the White House will now respect the family’s wishes.
“I don’t know if they reached out directly to [the White House] or they knew this,” he explained, adding that he doesn’t blame the father for saying leave my daughter out of the debate.
“There is also the reality when you have an unsecure border and an illegal immigrant that commits a heinous crime like this it has to be talked about and it should be,” Ferguson added. “Can you have that conversation without leaving this tragedy or the names out of it? Absolutely. I think the White House moving forward, you’ll probably see that they’ll do exactly that.”