Illegal Immigration: It’s About Power


I recently watched a group of protestors,
most of them young, denouncing President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. They were waving Mexican flags and shouting:
“¡Si, se puede!”—”Yes, we can!” This is now the rallying cry of the open-borders
left, but it wasn’t always. In fact, I wondered if a single person at
the protest knew where it came from. The slogan first became famous fifty years
ago, thanks to Cesar Chavez. He was the founder of the United Farm Workers
union. When Chavez said “Si, se puede,” he meant
something very different: “Yes, we can… seal the borders.” Cesar Chavez hated illegal immigration. He was Hispanic, obviously, and definitely
on the left, but he fought to keep illegal Mexican immigrants out of this country. He understood that peasants from Latin America
will always work for less than Americans will. That’s why employers prefer them. Chavez knew that. “As long as we have a poor country bordering
California,” he once explained, “it’s going to be very difficult to win strikes.” In 1969, Chavez led a march down the center
of California to protest the hiring of illegal immigrant produce pickers. Marching alongside him was Democratic Senator
Walter Mondale, and the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, the longtime aide to Martin Luther King. Ten years later, Chavez dispatched armed union
members into the desert to assault Mexican nationals who were trying to sneak across
the border. Chavez’s men beat immigrants with chains
and whips made of barbed wire. Illegal aliens who dared to work as scabs
had their houses fire-bombed and their cars burned. Chavez wasn’t embarrassed about any of this. He bragged about it. No matter. Chavez remains a progressive hero. President Obama declared his birthday a commemorative federal holiday. It’s an official day off in half a dozen
states. There’s a college named after him, and dozens
of public schools. Cesar Chavez’s life is a reminder of how
much the left has changed—and how quickly. Until recently, most Democrats agreed with
Chavez. They opposed unchecked immigration because
they knew it hurt American workers. And they were right. One study by a Harvard economist examined
the effects of the mass migration of Cuban refugees to this country in 1980—the so-called
Mariel boatlift. He found that American workers in Miami with
a high school education saw their wages fall by more than thirty percent after the refugees
arrived. If you believe in supply and demand, this
is not surprising. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Democratic
Governor Jerry Brown opposed letting Vietnamese refugees into California on the grounds that
the state already had enough poor people. As he put it at the time, “There is something
a little strange about saying, ‘Let’s bring in 500,000 more people’ when we can’t take
care of the one million Californians out of work.” First term Senator Joe Biden of Delaware agreed;
he introduced federal legislation to curb the arrival of the Vietnamese. Two decades later, leading Democrats were
still wary of mass immigration, especially illegal immigration. As Bill Clinton put it in the 1995 State of
the Union address, “…Americans… are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of
illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held
by citizens or legal immigrants. The public services they use impose burdens
on our taxpayers.” No prominent Democrat would say anything like
that today without being denounced as a racist. Clinton got a standing ovation. As late as 2006, there were still liberals
who cared about the economic effects of immigration, legal or illegal. “Immigration reduces the wages of domestic
workers who compete with immigrants,” explained economist Paul Krugman in the New York Times. “…We’ll need to reduce the inflow of
low-skilled immigrants. Mainly, that means better controls on illegal
immigration.” That same year, Senator Hillary Clinton voted
for a fence on the Mexican border. So did Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer and
23 other Senate Democrats. Not anymore. Twenty years after Bill Clinton told Americans
they had the right to be upset about illegal immigration, his wife scolded the country
for enforcing border controls. So, what changed? Not the economics of it. The law of supply and demand remained in effect. It’s not a coincidence that as illegal immigration
surged, wages for American workers stagnated. What changed is that Democrats stopped caring
about those workers. About the middle class, really. Why? Here’s the answer, in four simple facts. One: According to a recent study from Yale,
there are at least 22 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. Two: Democrats plan to give all of them citizenship. Read the Democrats’ 2016 party platform. Three: Studies show the overwhelming majority
of first-time immigrant voters vote Democrat. Four: The biggest landslide in American presidential
history was only 17 million votes. The payoff for Democrats: permanent electoral
majority for the foreseeable future. In a word: power. That’s the point, no matter what they tell
you; American workers be damned. I’m Tucker Carlson.

100 thoughts on “Illegal Immigration: It’s About Power

  1. This sounds a little racist, not gonna lie. Like… why do you deserve america and mexicans dont? why did you call them "peasants"? idk, it sounds like you think your better than poor mexicans tbh

    hint: your not

  2. If you can be replaced with a refugee who doesn't speak English and has no high school diploma, you don't deserve a job.

  3. "As any 'good' dictator is perfectly aware; you can do everything with bayonets except sit on them. Thus, if you wish to hold your power indefinitely; you must gain the consent of those ruled" — Aldous Huxley 1958. I would add; " . . even if you have to replace them first. ".

  4. In South Africa whites were originality 95 % white but 80 years of unwanted immigration turned the whites in a 8 % minority in a land we build out of nothing . With us they perfected the way to wheaponize immigration

  5. Classic anti-immigration propoganda. Only show the negatives, don't talk about the positives. Virtually every leading economist agrees immigration (including illegal) poses a net benefit to the country. It cuts the cost of goods, improves business profits, and grows the economy.
    With that said, it does have an impact on worker wages. But instead of creating an economic policy that restricts immigration, which has a net benefit; why not simply continue immigration, and redistribute some of the gains to those who are negatively impacted? Why take action that hinders your overall economy when you could create economic policy that benefits everyone?

  6. The left have sucuumbed to Satan, simple as that.
    These are the debauched gays, who parade around near-naked in the streets on Gay Pride marches.
    They are the ones who encourage little kids to be gay and dance for them while they watch ( and no doubt get sexual kicks out of it ).
    They are the haters of religion, even though that is the right of everyone to have a belief.
    They are the haters who scream at elderly ladies in the street, the ones who lose legitimate votes ( such as the BREXIT vote in the UK ) then refuse to accept democracy and try to cause chaos until they get their way.
    They are like a vile cancer that you cannot kill off.

  7. You said Democrats stopped caring. Close. They stopped pretending to care. Fact is, they never cared.

  8. Why should a business pay 1 person 15$ per hour, when they can get 3 for 5$???
    Holy Bible (ILLEGAL immigration)
    John 10.1 Verily, verily, I say unto You, He that Entereth Not by the Door into the sheepfold, But Climbeth up some other way, the same is a THIEF and ROBBER.

  9. Justin Trudeau used this method to be re-elected again. Gave citizenship to millions of immigrants legal & illegal.

  10. Why did they bring a white supremacist rather than a analyst to this video? Tucker spreads lies. Analysts on Prager U at least tell their version of fact based logic for us to either believe it or not. #[email protected]

  11. Had no idea that Ceasar Chavez.It's difficult to find sources for this as well, I had to keep clicking next pages on google.

  12. This is the same in the UK now. Labour want as many immigrants as possible so they all vote for them.
    Along with everyone else living on the dole.

  13. Funny how the left were almost all universally against illegal immigration until President Trump came along. Huh, wonder why that is??

  14. While Prager plays the Anti Illegal angle the push for mass legal immigration. Prager is not Conservative. Prager does not advocate for our Christian Values. Prager works hand and hand with Turning Point USA to push LGBTQ views on to Conservatives. Prager is not Conservative.

  15. Well, if you don't want illegal migrants, stay in your country then. Don't promote wars, or invade countries, or orchestrate coups. easy, aye?

  16. Los subtítulos en Español son malos no entendí bien el vídeo debido al uso incorrecto de varios tiempos gramaticales

  17. Majority of Americans want a path to citizenship. I guess government could either listen to the people, or be like an R and find a way to blame every damn thing on the dems and keep the hate alive…..hey that's perfect
    Trump 2020. Keep the Hate Alive.
    How sad. The last real attempt to bring this country back together was President Obama and his unprecedented, in modern times, offer of multiple cabinet posts to Rs. That sounds like a good place to start doesn't it? They turned him down, except Gates for a time, and then proceeded to stand against everything he tried to do, refused to even consider working together, including making new rules in the senate to block his rightful SCOTUS pick. Trump has done everything he can to rollback as much he can that President Obama accomplished. Calling Dems criminals puts a real honest and good face on the presidency, but don't worry, there are so many more things he says just as healthy for our country. Trump believes he had something to do with the economy. We had been in a major recession with the bus fully in the ditch when President Obama took office and now the economy has been expanding for over 10 years…hmm…how long has Trump been in office? Has he done his handicapped person imitation lately? That was so presidential and took a REAL man. It was one of the Rs proudest moments. And that was just one of many hundreds.
    This site is all about POWER via propaganda. Couldn't believe angry flat earth believers have been commentators on this site.
    That about sizes things up here imo.

  18. Democrats are just fine with Third World standards of living in ghettos such as Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Chicago. And their only goal is to spread it. That is their sick vision for America.

  19. The only solution for non-conflict immigration law is to based it on private property: If someone wants to sell/rent you land, you are free to occupy the land; if someone wants to exchange goods and services with you, you are free to do so.
    "If SOMEONE" => One person, no "majority" needed. No third party has the right to impede these transactions.

  20. And legal immigration. None whites vote a minimum of 70% leftist. Continued immigration will guarantee that republicans will no longer win any elections unless they become just like the dems. This is what happened in the UK… We only have socialist parties now.

  21. Soo, big buisnesses realised that something had to be done about wages in america. So instead of accepting people need to live correctly and still habe family time, they decided to make sure the next generation of cheap labour was on its way…

  22. How do you explain Asian American's political shift? Most of them are high skilled immigrants, in old days they vote heavily GOP.

  23. Way to nail it Tucker. Facts my friend! Not an argument. I am a conservative and always have been and always will be one.

  24. Guys this video is not a joke ok! Dennis is actually an illegal immigrant. He told me during one of our many conversations at the CBT dungeon. He was born Diego Juan Antonio Pragero in Chiapas, Mexico, and came her at the age of 9. He makes these videos to throw Border Patrol off his trail. This isn't funny ok. Liberals you need to stop you're going to get Dennis deported.

  25. I was having a debate with one of my teachers over open borders which she was supporting obviously then I mention how easy it would be for terrorists to get in if we allow open borders then she shut up, the left are so naive it’s scary.

  26. Wierd how the company's don't get flack for highering illegals. Seems like we are treating a symptom not the disease. A lot of the argument isn't we should have open borders. its that a wall is a bad idea because its already failing.

  27. Surprised prager would have tucker on. I thought they would call him anti dementia or something

  28. What if us citizens in prisons get off as easy is the illegal immigrants how would american's feel then? Perhaps that may help sink in some common since!?!?

  29. Well here’s a real nice fact will never get it done but at least President Trump is trying to do one thing he is trying to help Mexico get its act together it’s too bad they have the president that they have right now if we had somebody down there that we could work with perhaps maybe we could get the job rate a little bit higher down there I am not opposed to having things made in Mexico to raise them up to at least a working application of where we are instead they have nothing but cartels down there that are ruining their country but we have people in this country they’re so hell-bent on that idea I just let the people come into this country and continue with the same dumb ideas and try to get rid of capitalism why do they think they come here they are missed lead by the Democrat party by saying you come here will give you everything you need well that is not how this country was formed you make it on your own or you don’t make it at all I don’t mind having a fair and equitable amount of people coming here but they do have to learn our language and our laws it’s funny how they always sit there and tell us ignorance of the law is no defense unless you come from a different country how is that possible we can do it that way makes no sense to me but we do it every day I can’t make sense of anything that the house does nowadays Democrats are ruining everything but we continue down the same path the path of destruction they don’t care about the constitution but they like quoting it

  30. The change is that rather than supporting the narrow interest of American workers, the left now supports the interests of the working class around the world. Immigration allows people to contribute to our economy and improve themselves and their lives. This is no different from the "import machine" discussed in a different Prager video about tariffs.

  31. I might get banned from YouTube and the internet because the Canadian law is now adding hate speech laws in Canada just search up no more free speech in Canada and that's what you're going to find its scariest I'm only 8 years old but my mom could be thrown in jail because of this law

  32. Only one comment, actually "sí se puede" means more: "Yes, it is possible" than; "yes, we can". "Yes we can" could be missunderstood as, "yes, we are going to do it anyway", which would be a completely different meaning that the actually pretended one

  33. I oppose amnesty now, as it would incentivize more illegal immigration in hopes of another. I wonder if it would make sense for a republican led worker program registering all workers, insuring fair wages so they can not undercut, and keeping track of them so that undesirable can be kicked out, while good people can eventually work their way to citizenship and eventual voting rights, but only after many years perhaps, and a one time, not ongoing.

    Then, with other conservative policies and being the ones who helped them get status, and support small business and those who want to work, they would become loyal republicans.

  34. its the rich bankers cabal that is flooding the states for several reasons. the first one is the import democratic votes. and to bankrupt our country trying to take of them. these robber barons make trillions of dollars lending our govt money when we raise the debt ceiling. the more tax money we give away the more taxes we need to pay and the less money people have to become independently wealthy. all these people keep the minimum wage very low and these robber barons business' keep cheap labor to make money. if you notice all the immigrants are being bussed to the border and then they all have new cloths and water bottles and being fed food. like most protestors these people are being paid to come to the states and cause these problems

  35. There is no such thing as an "open borders" left, and caging children and letting them get sexually assaulted, kidnapped, and die in custody without medical attention. Republican billionaires LOVE illegal immigrants. That's how they depress wages and get away with hiring people for less. It's such a scam that the GOP buys into this nonsense.

  36. If a person want to join your country and will obey your country rules respect its culture and pay his or hers dues then it’s cool, but if your going there illegally and won’t even try to become a citizen and won’t respect your new neighbors then it’s not cool.

  37. Make no mistake this is part of a longtime movement of sedition agains the USA.
    "Reconquista" https://youtu.be/RM9uH4XgOmI
    Illegal Immigration https://youtu.be/qUU2iWxrH2M

  38. USA today is like rome when Caracalla made all people living in romans borders became a roman citizen. In the End, became all in roman was the last act the roman empire.

  39. Meanwhile in Central America, progressive NGOs keep funding migrant caravans, left leaning politicians and opposing free market policies.

  40. I am Cuban-American and I am pro controlled immigration. We don't know who is coming and to what? I came to this country legally and waited 20 years to get my Visa. If I did it, many can as well. Our country is having fundamental issues related to lack of common sense, massive stupidity, families torn apart for economic reasons, gangs, drugs reaching our kids in schools, mental illness, you name it. The truth is that I have always said this, all the democrats want is the vote of the immigrants so they can get power and push their destructive agenda. What really hurts me is the number of young people that are falling into that and have no brain to do their own investigation. Obama removed the Wet Foot Dry Foot policy the last day of office. The law that would allow cubans escape from Fidel. But hey! Democrats love immigration! It is all false. Obama was in office for 8 years and the country almost collapsed. Do you really want more dems in office? Think critically and carefully.

  41. Little do they know a lot of those immigrants they think will vote Democrat are far more conservative and common-sensed than they imagine, and many left their countries fleeing the disasters of the left… I bet a large number of them would actually vote Republican if given the chance…

  42. Until you actually listen to the facts only then do you realize how bad things are becoming. This is exactly what is happening in Canada under the liberal government. The 1% are dictating how we live and breathe. 2020 is the year we correct this in North America.

  43. The "Dreamers should be the first to be deported, they are usualy the o as demanding this and demanding that while wavering their countries flag

  44. We really gotta watch border activity and those who benefit from it down by the border. It’s causing pple to hate the USA 🇺🇸 .
    It’s all about money 💵 💴 💷💰.

  45. This is all correct. However, as of right now, there is no comprehensive way for immigrants to go to the United States. So "waiting in line" is not really correct.

  46. For votes that's why. Why do you think there's all the free stuff now days. Obama phones. Obama care. So get a bunch of immigrants and give em free stuff. Housing. Education. Etc. Who ya think they're gonna vote for? Whoever giving away the most free shit.

  47. The democrats are telling me that all my taxes and all the money I have saved goes to people who haven’t saved a single PENNY

  48. The democrat party is the biggest hoodwinking party in history. Only they can keep transforming into
    the polar opposite of what they used to vehemently represent. Think about it, they went from the party
    of the KKK, Jim Crowe and Slavery (even 100 years after it was federally abolished) to the party who
    calls their political rivalry the KKK. If the conservative media would spend more time exposing the full
    history of the democrat party, and make sure it got into the mainstream, then I think the party would
    disappear altogether. But, they don't, so that makes me think that they're ALL complicit. It's created an
    industry, and one of power and security for the elite class. Us on the ground literally willingly pay for our
    own enslavement. It's the fatal flaw that will soon extinct the human race, and that's a good thing for the
    planet.

  49. The problem in my opinion is that Republicans haven't taken action at the critical moment. Instead of using the four year federal trifecta to seal our borders in the 2000s (right after 9/11) we went and broke Iraq's borders.

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