Tucker Carlson had prominent illegal immigration advocate, and Class A Bull Sh!t Burrito, Jorge Ramos (see Jorge Ramos to Latino Immigrants: ‘This Is OUR Country, Not Theirs…’ and Clinton and Univision Billionaire Unite, Attack Trump…) on his show last night. Technically, Ramos is also considered a “journalist,” by someone’s dictionary in desperate need of an update.
Take it away, gents.
“I’m for getting along, I’m for color-blindness, I’m for tolerance, 100 percent. But I also think that if things radically change in your country, it’s okay for you to say, ‘What is this?’ and ‘Maybe I don’t want to live in a country that looks nothing like the country I grew up in.’ Is that bigoted?”
I understand it’s hard to watch two people talk over each other. It’s disconcerting, sure. Jorge Ramos has a habit of steamrolling people who disagree with him by just saying words, none of which are actually based in fact but narrative. The narrative here being “All immigrants, especially the ones here illegally, are The Greatest People in the World(TM). Ergo we need to bring them into the United States, even though Mexico’s immigration laws are some of the strictest in the world, but you should just ignore that otherwise you’re a bigot.”
Ramos insists on keeping to the narrative of illegal immigrants, who broke the law to get into America, are The Greatest People in the World(TM), despite Tucker’s sourced data which shows 15% of prison inmates, in America, are Mexican citizens. I decided to take a step Jorge was unwilling to take–looking into the data myself. A quick Google search brought me to this BBC article from 2011:
Almost seven in every 10 foreign prisoners in US jails are Mexicans, a US government report has revealed.
A report by the US Government Accountability Office also states that between 2005 and 2010, there was a 7% increase in the number of foreign inmates in federal prisons.
Local prisons, have seen a 35% increase in the number of jailed foreigners.
The GAO reports that 68% of the 55,000 foreigners in US prisons are Mexican nationals.
In total, foreigners make up more than 25% of the US prison population.
Some fear that the new report will put pressure on the government to adopt stricter anti-immigration laws.
Jorge has a major bias, of course. And as Tucker pointed out, as a wealthy man, Jorge would benefit from cheap labor coming across the border. But ask Americans living in states like California about how they feel regarding illegal immigrants, you’ll get a different story. There’s a reason Trump won by making his main platform illegal immigration. Americans are fed up. We want a wall. A tall, menacing, armed guard patrolled wall which makes anyone who looks upon it cower in fear. Maybe moats of lava. Alligators with spiked collars…