Nancy Pelosi wants rampant illegal immigration to flow unchecked.
She doesn’t care about the problems that it’s causing America’s working class.
Nancy Pelosi just said nine unbelievable words to support the border crisis.
On Friday Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi caused outrage when she claimed that Floridian farmers “need” illegal immigrants to stay in their state and “pick the crops.”
Pelosi paid lip service to the idea that America has a responsibility to secure the border, but should also “recognize the importance of newcomers to our nation.”
“Right now, the best thing that we can do for our economy is comprehensive immigration reform,” Pelosi said to reporters after being asked if she thought the southern border was secure since two million illegal immigrants have been caught crossing the border in the past year alone.
“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.’ But that doesn’t mean that we don’t recognize our moral responsibility as well,” she continued.
Pelosi received a huge amount of backlash on Twitter for her comment.
Arizona GOP Rep. Andy Biggs tweeted: “It’s clear Pelosi and Democrats are exploiting illegal aliens and only view them as cheap labor.”
Others on social media pointed out that Pelosi was stereotyping illegal immigrants.
“Nancy Pelosi thinks immigrants should be picking crops,” the Republican National Committee’s RNC Latinos Twitter account posted. “When Democrats show you their true colors, believe them.”
“The Martha’s Vineyard migrant flight is the gift that just keeps on giving,” cracked Washington Examiner commentary editor Conn Carroll.
“I want you to imagine for a second what would happen if Trump said ‘we need the immigrants down south to pick our crops’ instead of Pelosi,” Caleb Hull wondered.
“Hard to believe immigrants who have become American citizens are starting to vote Republican when the leader of the congressional Democrat party views them only as fruit pickers,” tweeted Republican consultant Nathan Wurtzel.
“For Democrats, mass immigration checks two boxes: 1. More future voters 2. Cheap foreign labor.” The Federation for American Immigration Reform commented.
“Nancy Pelosi truly is the spitting image of Lucille Bluth,” Jason Howerton said, referring to the “Arrested Development” character played by Jessica Walter. “So out of touch it almost feels like satire.”
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2014-2016, about 70 percent of hired crop farmworkers were foreign-born. And almost half were in America illegally which has caused a 20% drop in wages among farm workers over the past 30 years when adjusted for inflation.
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