Tucker Carlson: Ilhan Omar is ‘a symbol of America’s failed immigration system’
Updated: Jun 21, 2019
Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Friday, saying she represents America’s failed immigration system.
“Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, herself a symbol of America's failed immigration system if there ever was one, someone who hates this country coming here at public expense, spent yesterday demanding the abolition of ICE, the decriminalization of illegal immigration itself, and an end to all deportation programs,” Carlson said on his show. “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. And if you don't want to, you are a bigot.”
Omar, who was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, entered the U.S. as a refugee in 1992 after her family fled Somalia's civil war. Omar became a citizen at 17 in 2000.
Carlson went on to criticize the Democrats' larger immigration strategy.
“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 aligned with business interests that profit from cheap, obedient workers. Low-skilled immigrants have a harder time assimilating into the American mainstream. They stay poorer. They learn English more slowly. They're more likely to remain an ethnic underclass. All of which make them much more likely to vote Democratic long term. That's the point, obviously,” Carlson said.
Carlson has been a frequent critic of Omar, calling her ungrateful toward the United States in April.