Schumer's Very Awkward Comments About Border Security Resurface
Chuck Schumer in 2009:— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 28, 2018
-Americans don't like illegal immigration
-"Illegal immigration is wrong"
-People illegally in the U.S. are "illegal aliens," not "undocumented"
-Border fence made the southern border "far more secure...created a significant barrier to illegal immigration" pic.twitter.com/zoVyEgdrTC
As recently as 2009, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) defended fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border because it created a "significant barrier to illegal immigration."
The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra reports:
Schumer made the remarks while addressing the 6th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown University about the seven principles he said were the basis of an immigration reform package that he wanted to pass.
"The first of these seven principles is that illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple," Schumer said. "When we use phrases like 'undocumented workers,' we convey a message to the American people that their Government is not serious about combating illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelmingly oppose."
"People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens, and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the United States legally," Schumer continued. "Any immigration solution must recognize that we must do as much as we can to gain operational control of our borders as soon as possible."
Schumer then explained that the construction of border barriers along the southern border made the border a safer place as it made it much tougher for migrants to illegally enter the U.S.
Schumer went on to tout recent progress by Congress to secure the southern border, including 630 miles of fencing "that create a significant barrier to illegal immigration."
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