FNC's Tucker Carlson weighs in on President Trump's plan to send detained illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities:
TUCKER CARLSON: What if someone you hated offered to pay off your mortgage? Put your kids through college? Or delivered a tractor-trailer full of Snickers bars to your house? You would be confused at first, and suspicious. Why is an enemy giving you the gift of a lifetime? In the end, if you were smart you would take the gift. It would be too good to pass up. Something like that happened in Washington last night. The "Washington Post" reported that the Trump administration has been debating moving some of the thousands of migrants amassing on our southern border into various self-proclaimed sanctuary cities across the U.S. The president confirmed that as true in a tweet. As of tonight that, that policy remains under consideration. Talk about great news for blue America. The left loves impoverished immigrants from the developing world. And why wouldn't they? They make our cities safer, they tell us, they improve our schools, provide the backbone of the economy, they do the work that we won't do, they are diverse, they are our strength, they're the best of America even though technically they're not Americans. Sanctuary cities love them best of all, why they've become sanctuaries for illegal immigrants. Every Democrat now running for president has affirmed this repeatedly...
"There is no such thing as an illegal human." Good point, Kirsten Gillibrand, we appreciate the eloquence. Oakland's mayor believes that so deeply, that last year she warned illegal immigrants in her city, including several criminals, that an I.C.E. raid was coming, she wanted to give them time to flee and they did. She later said she had no choice, all good people want more illegal immigrants in their cities...
In Oakland, they're welcoming, in fact, the whole state is welcoming. In his inaugural address this spring, Gavin Newsom, the incoming governor, echoed those words, everyone can come to California he said, absolutely everyone...
The left really couldn't be clearer on this question. All immigration is good. More immigration is better. There is no distinction between legal and illegal varieties of immigration. If you disagree with this you are a white nationalist. That's what they've said almost every day for the past two years. We've watched carefully and so have you. Now, here, completely out of the blue comes the man they despise most in the world, Donald J. Trump, offering them the one thing they want more than anything, more immigrants, immediately, delivered right to their door at federal expense. Well, it must have been like Christmas morning. You think you're getting another pair of socks and there it is, a pony, tethered to your mailbox, holy smokes, amazing, best day of your life. That's not how they responded.
The left wasn't happy about Trump's offer, they were shocked, and they were completely enraged. You know what this is, they said? It's dumping, they said. Dumping, like what you do with garbage or used truck tires in the woods. The headline of Mother Jones read "Donald Trump Wants To Dump Asylum Seekers On The Streets Of Democratic Cities." "Bussing people," wrote "The Washington Post's" Greg Miller, "to dump them in cities. Just to punish political rivals." In the view of Harry Siegel of the Daily Beast, the "White House wanted to dump refugees in sanctuary cities." He called that idea "nasty."
Almost simultaneously, as if in concert, both CNN and MSNBC ran headlines accusing the White House of dumping immigrants into cities. What's the message the left is sending us, that immigrants are trash? Something you drop off as a cruel prank like a flaming bag of dog waste? If you wanted to defile someone's city, you "dump" immigrants on it? Whoa, that sounds a little, searching for the word here, racist, a lot racist actually.
But Nancy Pelosi agrees with it, in fact. She lives in one of these cities that might be "dumped" on. So she immediately issued a statement, quote, "the extent of this administration's cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated. Using human beings, including little children, as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable."
Wait for a second, this is getting really confusing, it doesn't seem to make sense. How can the presence of immigrants, quote, "perpetuate fear"? Immigrants aren't dangerous, they told us that a thousand times, they're safer than you are. They're amazing, much more amazing than you are. Pelosi says that a lot. Why is it bad that Trump wants to send more immigrants to San Francisco. San Francisco is a sanctuary city, it's subverted federal law in the hope that more illegal immigrants would come there. Now they may be coming. But San Francisco is upset.
Well, say the news anchors, Trump's plan is illegal. You can't just send migrants to American cities, they tell us. There's a process. Really? Do the people of Lewiston, Maine go through the process when an entire population of Somalis was moved from a refugee camp in Kenya to their beleaguered city? Nope, no process, nobody asked them, the government just did it. Same thing happened in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, and countless other places across this country. That's how it always works. When you try to do the same thing to the city where Nancy Pelosi lives, it's, quote, "illegal."
This is getting confusing. Let's make it easier for everyone. Here's a list of neighborhoods that could use immediate refugee resettlement. These are affluent places, they're politically liberal, as most affluent places are. As a matter of policy and conviction, they love impoverished immigrants from abroad, but they just don't really have any yet. Let's change that.
First in line would be Beacon Hill in Boston. That neighborhood has a median income of over $120,000, more than double the national average. Strikingly it is not very diverse, so it would be of course greatly strengthened by thousands of migrants. As John Kerry, who lives in Beacon Hill warned us two years ago, quote, "fear of the outsider, fear of someone who isn't you, fear of someone who doesn't look like you is an attack on America itself." Whoa, that's heavy, let's stop that attack by sending half of the most recent migrant caravans to John Kerry's zip code. He will be thrilled. He will have to be thrilled.
Next, head to the Upper East Side of New York, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg still lives there, he loves poor immigrants. Unfortunately for him, virtually none of them actually live in his neighborhood, in a city where kids speak close to 200 different languages in the New York City public schools, Michael Bloomberg's zip code is shockingly lacking in diversity. Let's change that, shall we? While we're at it, let's integrate that city's two most famous private schools, Collegiate and Spence, one for boys and one for girls. Both of those schools are famously and rigorously progressive, they know diversity is our strength. But how many newly arrived Guatemalan immigrants have they enrolled this year? Not enough. Let's see if we can get that number to over 50% by September. Eisenhower did something similar at Central High School in Little Rock in 1956, let's see if Trump can do it with Collegiate and Spence.
Finally, we'll go to the Kalorama neighborhood right here in Washington, Barack Obama's neighborhood. As he once put it, we are a nation of immigrants, it's always given America a big advantage over other nations. That may be true and yet there are virtually no poor immigrants in Kalorama where he lives. What do you say we import a few thousand from the border tomorrow and drop them in? How could Obama say no? Of course he would say no. He would be livid, he would stop it. Nobody hates diversity more than rich liberals. The very people pushing it. Let's hope immigrants are watching this on TV and drawing their own conclusions. The left can say they love you, but if they don't want you in their neighborhood, going to school with their kids, they're lying.