Despite polls showing that a majority of Americans support President Donald Trump’s otherwise unprecedented immigration policies, the talking heads at MSNBC continue to peddle the dangerous, irresponsible lie that these policies are rooted in white supremacy.
Speaking on Saturday morning about the president’s most recent plan to deny green cards to welfare-dependent immigrants, guest Fernand Amandi went so far as to decry the plan as a form of terrorism.
“[L]et’s call it what it is,” he said to fill-in host Ayman Mohyeldin during a panel discussion. “These are not good faith immigration policies that are being done to tackle a issue of national concern or crisis.”
He continued, “This is a white-supremacist, domestic-terror campaign that is targeting people of color in the United States under the name of the United States government, where the casualties are now children and families.”
Listen to the whole discussion below:
Amandi’s extremist assertion comes amid a flurry of similarly hyperbolic, factually inaccurate claims about the president by the network’s increasingly unhinged hosts and guests.
Earlier this month, network host Nicolle Wallace falsely accused the president of “talking about exterminating Latinos” while fellow network host Mika Brzezinski accused him of wanting mass shootings to occur.
A frequent MSNBC guest likewise suggested that the president had chosen to fly the nation’s American flags at half-mast until Aug. 8 in honor of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings as a “dog whistle” to white supremacists.
Then last week another frequent MSNBC guest suggested that the president killed deceased billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
In fairness to the far-left network, it had on a guest, criminal defense attorney Danny Cevallos, who pushed back on Amandi’s extremism by pointing out the actual facts.
“I understand people’s concerns, especially Fernand’s, but the public charge rule has been around since 1882,” he said. “It’s been statutorily completely unchanged since 1996. The idea has been for well over 100 years that we don’t want folks to come here if they’re completely reliant on government assistance.”
One hundred and thirty-seven years ago, Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1882. Included within the act was a provision stating that incoming immigrants who were at risk of “becoming a public charge” — i.e., becoming dependent on government welfare to survive — would not be allowed entry into the United States.
“If on such examination there shall be found among such passengers any convict, lunatic, idiot, or any person unable to take care of him or herself without becoming a public charge, they shall report the same in writing to the collector of such port, and such person shall not be permitted to land,” the act reads.
— R C Taylor (@littlenewsnetwk) August 3, 2017
In response, another MSNBC guest, former Obama aide Nayyera Haq, switched the narrative by claiming that, instead of being a “white-supremacist, domestic-terror campaign,” the president’s new plan is simply a continuation of his alleged war on the poor.
“When you look at, say, income inequality and you know that the Walmart family is making $4 million an hour but Walmart associates are making $11 an hour, that is working poor,” she said. “Those might be people who have children who are U.S. citizens who need that extra hand up to get by. So it’s the demonization of people who are poor who are working.”
Cevallos had a rebuttal for this too.
“[T]he public charge rule is not about targeting the poor,” he said. “It’s about focusing on self-sufficiency. One can be poor and self-sufficient.”
True, though a stronger argument may have been to point out that America already contains a myriad of poor people who need help — and that allowing indigent foreigners to immigrate into the U.S. would tax the country’s already overburdened social safety net.
It’s a point that was hinted at by renowned conservative radio show host Larry Elder during an appearance last week on FNC’s “Fox & Friends.”
“I kind of thought that people coming to this country were supposed to benefit us, not benefit them,” he said. “Our welfare state is bigger than ever, and it’s incompatible to have porous borders and a welfare state. So I think it’s just common sense to say that if you come here, you ought not be a charge on taxpayers.”
Not to mention the social safety net.
Source: Fox News
As it stands, a majority of Americans support the president’s so-called “white-supremacist, domestic-terror campaign.”
A poll conducted in 2017 by the pro-Trump non-profit America First Policies specifically found that 73 percent of Americans “support a new requirement that incoming immigrants must be able to support themselves financially,” as reported at the time by Axios.
A poll conducted the following year likewise found that a majority of black and Latino minorities supported the president’s then-plan to grant amnesty to a relatively small group of illegal alien children in exchange for drastic cuts to legal immigration.
“In the latest Harvard-Harris poll, more than 60 percent of Hispanic Americans said they support Trump’s immigration deal that would allow nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), so long as it was coupled with immediate relief for American citizens,” Breitbart reported at the time.
The report continued, “That relief would come in the form of reducing legal immigration — whereby the U.S. imports more than one million legal immigrants every year — to somewhere between 500,000 to 750,000 legal immigrants a year.”
This data strongly suggests that a majority of black and Latino minorities would likewise support the president’s push to further lower legal immigration by instituting unprecedented common-sense immigration restrictions.
Or, more specifically, common-sense immigration restrictions that MSNBC talking heads remain convinced is a “white-supremacist, domestic-terror campaign” …
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