I hate to break it to you…..but see, here’s the deal….if you are in a country illegally, meaning you did not follow correct procedures to enter the country and are thereby not permitted to be in the country, then you are, in fact, an illegal immigrant. I’m not sure what is so hard to understand about that….
Good thing Tucker Carlson is good at writing reality checks, because Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant, seriously needed to cash one in. Vargas is the CEO of Define America. Their “mission” is to shift the way illegal immigration is looked at in America.
There is just one tiny, smidgen detail that Vargas just simply does not understand: You cannot walk into another man’s house, take over one of the rooms, demand that you deserve to be there and will not be paying rent, and then tell him that he needs to get over it. The same thing goes for a country.
Do you know what would happen if someone tried to do that in, let’s just say, Russia. If illegal immigrants tried to stand up to the man in Russia, they would be laughed at and then probably killed or thrown in prison. In America, you’re handed the keys to a house and an EBT card. I don’t get it.
Here’s the man handing it to Vargas. It’s wonderful:
Vargas: “My protest yesterday was as an undocumented immigrant, one of 11 million who are viewed as criminals,” let’s pause here for a moment . . . that is one illegal immigrant too many and you ARE criminals . . . now we’ll continue, “my own way of protesting was just – actually – very quietly and respectfully thinking about what it means to be an immigrant in the Trump era, right? So that, that, that was my way,” he stutters on smugly.
Tucker replied, “Okay, well thank you for not breaking anything . . . I’m not accusing you of setting fires, I’m merely saying: where are people who agree with these folks standing up and saying ‘you’re not allowed to do this, you can’t block traffic, you can’t break things, you can’t set fires’, it’ pretty simple.”
Vargas replies, “This issue is not just quote-un-quote political, it’s personal – we’re talking about millions of people who are related to undocumented people that you call ‘criminal illegals’ everyday, right?” Tucker aptly jumps in and asks of Vargas, “What should I call people who are here illegally? Should I pretend they’re not here illegally?” Vargas, in a flustered state, tries to belittle Tucker, “You ask me to come on your show, pretty much once a week, and I come here as an undocumented person . . .”
Tucker interrupts Vargas: “You may be overstating it a little bit, I think this is the third time – but here’s the point,” Tucker begins before Vargas cuts him off, “Here’s the point, I am here illegally . . . But I, as a person, am not illegal.” Tucker jumps in with a perfect line, “But I robbed a liquor store yesterday, which is illegal, but I’m not illegal . . . I don’t even know what the point you’re making is, I’m not saying you’re a bad person, I’m saying your status is in violation of the law.”
As Anne Robinson would say, “You are the WEAKEST LINK! Goodbye.”
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