Tucker Carlson on the arrival of the 'caravan' at the U.S.-Mexico border and what the actions of the would-be immigrants mean. Carlson said, when you arrive in a country, you don’t wave the flag of a foreign nation. That’s what you do when you invade. Immigration happens with the consent of the host country. What we're seeing is happening by force.
"The caravan is on our southern border," Carlson reported. "Rather than wait for the crossing station at San Ysidro to open, many of them just jumped the fence. Some waved Honduran flags when they got to the top. And that tells you everything."
"When you arrive in a country to contribute to it and to assimilate into its culture, you don't wave the flag of a foreign nation. That's what you do in triumph when you invade a country," Carlson said.
"This is not immigration. Immigration happens with the consent of the host country. This is happening by force. Without our consent," he said.
From Monday night's broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight on FOX News:
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: Over the past month, a caravan of Central American migrants has gradually made its way up from Honduras through Mexico all the way to Tijuana, opposite San Diego.
At one point, Mexican authorities claimed they broke up the group and American media, of course, dutifully reported that they did. But they didn't. That was just a PR gesture and a temporary one.
In fact, during parts of the trip, Mexican police escorted the migrants northward. In other words, the Mexican government abetted illegal immigration into this country as it has done for many years.
Well, tonight, the caravan is on our southern border. Rather than wait for the crossing station at San Ysidro to open, many of them just jumped the fence. Some waved Honduran flags when they got to the top. And that tells you everything.
When you arrive in a country to contribute to it and to assimilate into its culture, you don't wave the flag of a foreign nation. That's what you do in triumph when you invade a country.
According to border control, at least one member of the caravan has already admitted to being a member of MS-13.
All of this should worry us. There are only a few hundred people in this caravan, but there are billions more around the world who live amid violence and poverty. And virtually every single one of them would like to relocate to San Diego.
The left argues we have no moral right to stop any of them from doing that.
Here is attorney Nicole Ramos of Tijuana denouncing the US government as criminal for trying to enforce our own federal law. Watch.
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NICOLE RAMOS, ATTORNEY: The message for customs and border protection, stop rejecting asylum-seekers who try to present themselves at the port of entry. You know what you are doing. You know you turn people away. You complain that they are breaking the law by entering illegally. You are breaking the law and you are forcing them to break the law. That is why we have caravans.
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CARLSON: Yes. That's definitely someone you want in control of our public policy, screaming into a bullhorn.
This is not immigration. Immigration happens with the consent of the host country. This is happening by force. Without our consent.
A government that cared about its own citizens wouldn't allow it to happen.
Bad things happen when you leave the door open. Every homeowner knows that.
The left is demanding that we leave our door open. Any attempt at self- defense is immoral, they tell us, from the safety of their segregated neighborhoods where they all live. Illegal immigrants are amazing people, they say. Far better than you are, Mr. Entitled American.
Last week, we had a conversation with Enrique Acevedo of Univision and he made that point.
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CARLSON: If you are right up against a country that's totally out of control as people are shooting each other in the numbers you just described, why wouldn't you be terrified to let them in?
ENRIQUE ACEVEDO, UNIVISION ANCHOR: Well, I think you are not getting the criminals. You are getting the best of Mexico, the people who are willing to work two or three shifts a day, the people who are law-abiding citizens
CARLSON: How do we know that?
ACEVEDO: Who are productive enough to try to provide a better future for their family. The people who are fleeing that violence. That's what you are getting. Not rapists and criminals.
CARLSON: But we don't know that, of course, because -
ACEVEDO: No, we do!
CARLSON: Actually, we don't!
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