CHRIS HAYES (HOST): Now, I'd like to spell out some of the many reasons why this particular racism isn't just morally vicious, but deeply stupid. First of all, it's almost too obvious to state, but I'm going to say it anyway. No one's being replaced.
If you're watching me right now, and let's say the U.S. allowed every one of those Haitians to apply for asylum, you wouldn't get kicked out of the country. It's not the way it works. America is not a night club where people have to come out before other people can come in. It's actually a really big country with nearly 330 million people. So a few thousand people are not replacing anyone.
Number two, the David Dukes and the Tucker Carlsons of the world want to portray the people who are trying to come here as -- in Tucker's words -- obedient, as mindless drones who are being imported because they will do whatever Democrats tell them. Think about it for just half a second, okay?
These people have done one of the most difficult, ambitious things a human being can do. They left their homes at great personal cost and risk. They crossed thousands of miles to a completely foreign land where most don't know anyone and don't speak the language in the slim hope of a better life. Whatever you want to call that, that's the opposite of obedient. Whatever you want to say about the folks showing up in these conditions, these are go getters by definition. That's a much tougher row to hoe than just being a legacy case who cruises on your name and your family connections.
We can’t allow this vicious stupidity to win.