Nancy Pelosi said the quiet part out loud, and appears to have exposed what she’s really thinking – if you deport the immigrants, then who will give us cheap labor?
Reminiscent of The View’s Kelly Osbourne saying, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet”, Nancy Pelosi doesn’t actually care about illegal immigrants seeking a better life, or anything of that nature, she wants cheap labor. Democrats regularly act big heated and caring about migrants, but then revert back to arguments such “they do the jobs that Americans won’t do”. However, Americans never stopped farming, it wasn’t until Americans were uncut by illegal immigrants that they stopped being employed for farming – who would hire an American to farm for $15 an hour when you could pay an illegal immigrant much less?
According to FoxNews.com:
The comment was clearly a dig at Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., for moving two planes full of illegal immigrants from his state to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
Responding to a question about the topic during the press conference, Pelosi began by admitting that there needs to be both border security and openness to migrants. She said, “The fact is, is that, uh, we have a responsibility to secure our border. We also have a responsibility to recognize the importance of newcomers to our nation. Right now the best thing we can do for our economy is have comprehensive immigration reform.”
She then added, “We have a shortage of workers in our country, and you see even in Florida some of the farmers and the growers saying, ‘Why are you shipping these immigrants up north? We need them to pick the crops down here.’”
The Federation for American Immigration Reform’s Twitter account wrote, “For Democrats, mass immigration checks two boxes: 1. More future voters 2. Cheap foreign labor.”
New York Post author Miranda Devine explained, “Apart from the fact she can’t speak properly, and is nasty, it’s illegal to employ illegal migrants. It’s also disastrous for a country not to make a distinction between legal and illegal migration. At least we have less than six weeks left of this piece of Pelosi.”
Pelosi’s remarks reverberated around Twitter, with many Twitter users mad at the remarks. The remarks were considered insensitive, but also, a look into how Democrats view migrants.
At a time when Democrats aren’t doing well with Hispanic voters, considering them to be nothing more than cheap farmhands certainly isn’t going to help.