The Trump Administration has presented a new immigration policy plan. The reaction by mainstream media has been predictable: shout racist! invoke the statue of liberty! but those poor immigrants who deserve to come to the USA!
If you want to see a pretty funny exchange about this, watch Trump adviser Stephen Miller smack down CNN’s Jim Acosta who is a little confused about the differences between a) a poem on the Statue of Liberty and Federal Immigration Law, b) the difference between Legal and Illegal Immigration, and c) the difference between liberal fantasy and history.
Here’s Tucker Carlson reacting to some clips from the press briefing:
If you can stand to watch the whole painful thing, you can find it here. Acosta doesn’t seem to notice how dumb he’s making himself look or realize that he should be embarrassed. And if you really want a cringe-fest, you can read this from the Washington Post which, surprisingly, is actually labeled as opinion rather than news. This apparently is how liberals see things through their narrative glasses.
One of the dumb things Acosta says is: “It sounds like you’re trying to engineer the racial and ethnic flow of people into this country.” Well, yeah, what’s so wrong with that? And how is that any different from past immigration policy? As Miller points out, “speaking English is a requirement of becoming a naturalized citizen.” Although there are exemptions available to the English language requirement (you have to be older than 50, live in this country more than 20 years, etc.), taking a ‘civics test’ is still part of the requirements. Because the actual law still trumps Acosta’s “statue of liberty poem law of the land” (as Miller put it).