Tucker Carlson demonizes immigrants because they support families overseas
Carlson: "More immigration is always better for the economy? No. That is a lie"
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From the March 20 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Not every immigrant is like every other immigrant. Now don't tell Kirsten Gillibrand, but they're not all the same. Our current immigration system treats them like they are. It treats people like widgets. Our government does virtually nothing to separate the good from the bad. A system like that is not designed to help America, it's designed for the benefit of foreigners and by that measure it has been wildly successful.
More than 10 million illegal aliens are believed to be working in this country under the table. And that is part of the reason that between 2012 and 2016 an estimated 39 million Social Security numbers were stolen from Americans for fraudulent use, a fact that's rarely reported. But legal or not immigrants send their earnings abroad and they pay nothing when they do it because remittances are untaxed. It's a pretty good deal for Mexico and Guatemala. When is the last time you made a financial transaction that wasn't taxed? Can you even remember? At one point the Trump administration proposed a remittance tax, lobbyists from Mexico didn't like the idea, the idea went nowhere. We can't fix that on this show. What we can do is be honest about what is happening.
Immigration is good for our economy, sure, it can be good. Immigration is always good for our economy? More immigration is always better for our economy? No. That's a lie.