Talk show host and bestselling author Mark Levin sees immigration as one of the most important issues facing America today and believes the country better contain it — or future generations will suffer the consequences.
In the final part of The Daily Caller’s exclusive interview with Levin in connection with his new book, “Plunder and Deceit,” the political commentator explains why it is vital that conservatives transcend “nation of immigrants” rhetoric and put the interests of citizens first. (RELATED: Levin: Republican Leaders ‘Smother’ The ‘Few Voices Of Liberty’ In Congress)
“We are a nation not of immigrants, we are a nations of citizens,” he told TheDC. “We’re a nation of restraint and respites when it comes to immigration.”
In Levin’s opinion, many of the problems with immigration comes from some political elites favoring recent immigrants over “the citizens who have made this country.”
“They focus more time on what they call DREAMers — that’s the nomenclature that they give to to the children of illegal immigrants who are themselves illegal aliens. They never call the children of American citizens DREAMers,” he said.
The author dedicated an entire chapter in his book to immigration and how many politicians are not considering how it will affect future generations. (RELATED: Levin: Why Should We Let The Left Destroy Future Generations?)
“Never do they [politicians] consider the consequences of what they’re doing on legal and illegal immigration for our children and future generations,” he stated. “As I demonstrate through facts, it is devastating. It’s devastating to the job market — whether you’re a college grad or a STEM degree holder or a high school drop out, the government statistics are unequivocal.”
Levin believes the immigration of today is very different from the kind of migration America has experienced in the past. One of the most devastating aspects of modern-day immigration is how it no longer comes with assimilation.
“What’s been going on the last 50 years or so is atypical. we’ve never had wave after wave after wave of immigration, legal and illegal, without periods of times for assimilation — meaning Americanization — and you can see that today,” he said.
The radio personality is also troubled in how he sees the welfare state encouraging immigrants to come to the country, not to work, but to reap its benefits.
“With the massive welfare state, no not everybody is coming here to work. Some are coming here to go on welfare just like some American citizens don’t want to work and they want welfare,” he remarked. “And this is being encouraged by the government, not hard work, not assimilation but balkanization and welfare.”