Tucker Carlson on Friday blasted Democrats who oppose President Donald Trump’s merit-based immigration proposal, accusing them of abandoning their constituency and working to import “serfs” in order to maintain their grip on power.
The Fox News host began the Friday edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” with a monologue about Democratic opposition to Trump’s proposal, which would “give priority to immigrants who might actually help America, skilled workers with English proficiency.”
“It’s hard to see an argument against a system like that,” Carlson said. “There isn’t really an argument against that system. For years, Democrats have argued that immigrants make vital additions to our economy. They are smarter than we are, they are harder working and do better in school. They found more companies. Well, the president has decided to take Democrats at their word. He says he wants all of those good things that immigrants bring.”
After playing a clip of President Trump calling for immigrants with “merit and skill,” Carlson noted that such immigrants would “do better in school” and “likely contribute to social programs instead of draining them.”
However, instead of “rejoicing in this change,” Democrats are “outraged.”
Carlson argued that the left are essentially arguing for “a feudal system where foreign-born worker bees toil to support a smug and pampered managerial class of which they, of course, are a part.”
Instead of fighting for their own constituents, low-skilled workers in America, Carlson contended that Democrats like Rep. Ilhan Omar essentially want to throw open the borders to everyone.
“She demands open borders, the unlimited arrival of anyone who wants to come to America whether they have anything to contribute or not, and by the way, you get to pay for it,” Carlson said. “And if you don’t want to, you are a bigot.” (RELATED: Tucker Carlson: America’s Elites Want ‘Immigration Without Limit’)
The Fox News host ended his monologue with his view of what their true motives are:
Well, you know what this is really about, of course. It’s not about civil rights. That’s a joke. It’s about money and power. Their money, their power. The left has a line with business interests that profit from cheap obedient workers. Low-skilled immigrants have a harder time assimilating into the American mainstream. They stay poor and learn English more slowly. They are more likely to remain an ethnic underclass all of which makes them much more likely to vote Democratic long term. That’s the point, obviously. Skilled immigrants might assimilate and become less reliable Democratic voters. They might even compete with the children of our ruling class. That’s not allowed. It’s safer to import serfs, and that’s exactly what they’re doing. Don’t let them tell you it’s about civil rights, because it’s not. It’s about their convenience and their power.