Fox News host Steve Hilton provided viewers with a clear and concise explanation of why the issue of immigration is “so connected” to the economy and why controlling immigration in the U.S., despite the left’s alarmist criticisms, has nothing to do with “prejudice or xenophobia.”
Hilton touted the news on the economy that is “so good and so consistent,” crediting President Trump’s pro-growth policies that are “pursued with vigor,” during a monologue on “The Next Revolution” on Fox News Sunday.
“It’s not normal for this level of job growth to be happening so far into an economic expansion, and it’s not some kind of accident caused by global conditions, or something. In fact, the global economy is doing poorly – it’s America that’s booming and that is the direct result of pro-growth policies pursued with vigor by this administration,” Hilton said.
“Before the Trump boom, economic growth was, of course, lower and what growth we had was not fueled by investment and productivity. It was fueled by immigration. Instead of raising wages for American workers, it reduced them,” Hilton explained.
“It’s not just that with President Trump, the quantity of economic growth is greater, the quality is greater too,” he said, noting that the growth is now investment-led and not immigration led, which ultimately benefits Trump’s supporters, the American workers – “especially those who are left behind by the old establishment economics.”
Hilton expounded on how this is a key in understanding how immigration and the economy are so “connected.”
“Controlling immigration is not about prejudice or xenophobia or hating brown people. It’s about an economy that delivers for working Americans,” he declared, noting that even 2020 presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders used to say the same thing “before he realized he can’t get anywhere in today’s Democratic Party unless you sign up to identity politics, open borders dogma.”
Hilton pointed to the president’s actions in recent days, including speaking at a border security roundtable in California last week, emphasizing the “big emergency” that is continuing to escalate at the border.
Pres. Trump’s blunt message to those intending to come to the U.S. — even those potentially seeking asylum: “We can’t take you. Our country is full. Our area is full. The sector is full. Can’t take you anymore. I’m sorry.” pic.twitter.com/uPbC0g5inA
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) April 6, 2019
“The system is full. We can’t take you anymore. Whether it’s asylum, whether it’s anything you want, it’s illegal migration, we can’t take you anymore,” Trump said. “Our country is full, our area’s full, the sector is full. We can’t take you anymore, I’m sorry, can’t happen. So turn around, that’s the way it is.”
The president’s remarks were fully supported by one DACA recipient who slammed Democrats for refusing to “come to the table” and work on solutions rather than spouting anti-Trump rhetoric.
DREAMER sounds off on Trump’s message ‘we can’t take you … our country is full’ https://t.co/YEbha9269U
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 6, 2019
Hilton called out the “staggering but predictable idiocy” of the left which continues to mischaracterize the president’s intentions.
“The Democrats and their establishment media allies portray all of that as being against all immigration because Trump is racist,” he said, calling their attacks “totally wrong.”
“President Trump has repeatedly said we want people to come to America from all over the world, but it has to be legal and it has to be positive for our economy. That’s why he wants a merit-based system more like the one they have in Australia – places regularly praised these days by the left as an economic miracle,” Hilton continued.
“So listen closely lefty idiots: you literally cannot have a merit-based system unless you control your borders,” he declared.
Hilton concluded his monologue noting that Democrats either don’t understand or “deliberately ignore” the link between strong borders and “a strong economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.”
President Trump gets it,” he added. “And that’s why the good times are back for American workers.”
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