Tucker raises big red flag over little-known, wildly ‘radical’ immigration bill crafted by House Dems

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson pulled the curtain back to expose a new bill pending in Congress that would protect criminals from being deported, and so much more.

Carlson warned about the “most radical single piece of legislation” that is receiving little publicity during his Fox News show Thursday, noting the potentially disastrous effect on the nation if the bill – sponsored by 44 House Democrats, including Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York – is passed.


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The New Way Forward Act is “almost exactly as long as the U.S. Constitution,” coming in at about 4,400 words, Carlson noted in a lengthy and revealing monologue on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Thursday.

“Like the Constitution, it’s designed to create a whole new country. The bill would entirely remake our immigration system, with the explicit purpose of ensuring that criminals are able to move to the United States, and settle here permanently, with immunity,” he said, reassuring viewers that it was not an exaggeration.

“The New Way Forward Act is the single most radical single piece of legislation we have ever seen proposed in this country – ever.  It makes the Green New Deal look like the status quo,” he added, quoting a Democrat-produced document promoting the bill which said: “Convictions … should not lead to deportation.”

Democrat Rep. Jesus Garcia of Illinois touted the bill as breaking the “prison to deportation pipeline,” Carlson explained, going on to note how felony convictions would be treated.

“Consider this: Under current law, immigrants who commit serious crimes – robbery, fraud, to child sexual abuse – must be deported regardless of the sentences they receive. Other crimes – less severe ones like racketeering – require deportation if the perpetrator receives at least a one-year sentence,” he said.

But if the proposed bill were to get through the House, which is currently under Democrat control, and then the Senate before being signed into law by the president, “there will no longer be any crime that automatically requires deportation. None,” Carlson expounded, adding that falsifying a passport “will be made immune from deportation, no matter what.”

Carlson went on to note the minimum prison sentences for crimes that still require deportation, as well as statistics from the Bureau of Justice which show average prison sentences of less than five years.

“If the New Way Forward Act passes, immigrants who commit those crimes and receive those sentences would remain in this country, and of course they’ll be eligible for citizenship day one, too,” he said.

“But even that is understating the law’s effect. Even a five-year prison sentence wouldn’t necessarily be enough to trigger deportation. The bill would grant sweeping new powers to immigration judges, allowing them to nullify a deportation order,” the Fox News host warned.

“Anti-American immigration judges” would have a “blank check to open the borders,” Carlson explained, adding that no vote would be required to allow this.

He continued exposing the shocking components of the legislation, such as elimination of the current statute that makes drug addiction and drug crimes grounds for deportation.

“A Mexican drug cartel leader could be released from prison, then freely come to America immediately. And if he wants, he could come here illegally, and it still wouldn’t be a crime – because, and you were waiting for this part, the bill also decriminalizes illegal entry into America, even by those we’ve previously deported,” Carlson revealed.

Eventually coming to the “nuttiest part” of the Democrat-sponsored bill, Carlson told viewers about the plan to use “taxpayer money to bring deported criminals back into America.”

“It orders the government to create a ‘pathway for those previously deported to apply to return to their homes and families in the United States,’ as long as they would have been eligible to stay under the new law,” he explained.

“The New Way Forward Act fundamentally inverts every assumption you have about this country. Under this legislation, the criminals are the victims. Law enforcement is illegitimate. It’s racist, just like the country you live in, just like you are. And the only solution is to get rid of both,” Carlson said.

He reiterated the lack of press coverage for the bill and the “scores of Democrats” who are backing it.

The Democrat-sponsored “Protecting the Right to Organize” Act was passed in the House on Thursday allowing illegal immigrants seek damages from employers and essentially negating state right-to-work laws. Though it will not likely get anywhere in the Senate with a GOP majority, the bill has notably been supported by 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who have all sponsored a version of the legislation in the Senate.

“Whether the press cares or not, these are the stakes of the 2020 election,” Carlson concluded his monologue on the proposed House bill.

“A growing wing of the Democratic Party views America itself as essentially illegitimate – a rogue state, in which everything must be destroyed and remade: our laws, our institutions, our customs, our freedoms, our history, and our values,” he added. “That’s the point of all this. An entirely new country, in which resistance is crushed, and they’re in charge forever.”

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