RUSH: Here's Bill in Lubbock, Texas. Great to you have on Open Line Friday. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush, for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: It's an absolute pleasure. You just keep up the good work.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.
CALLER: I wanted to call in and talk to you about this immigration issue. I live out here in the Badlands of Texas, out here around Lubbock, Texas. And we have a whole bunch of illegal immigrants, undocumented guest workers, or illegal aliens. Which one of those is correct, I don't know, but there's a whole bunch of them out here. I know a lot of these people, some of them going back eleven years. They've been here 11 years.
Today I went out and was doing some ag' work on some of the farms out here and got to talking to some of these guys, asking them about what they think about this. And they're very, very concerned. A lot of them were telling me, "Well, we really don't want to become United States citizens." There's two things that they brought up that really scared me.
RUSH: Nooooooow --
CALLER: They do not want to become United States citizens. I said, "Why not?" They're afraid that the United States government is going to take so much taxes out of their paychecks once they have to pay into the federal income tax.
RUSH: Are you kidding me on this?
CALLER: I am dead serious. They do not want to become American citizens.
RUSH: Let me ask you a question. So we're going to have amnesty here. You know what? These people are going to have to become citizens, right?
CALLER: No! They don't have to march in and register. That's never been proposed. They're afraid that the government is going to take a lot of money in taxes.
RUSH: I take it back. Illegal immigration will continue at 75%.
CALLER: The money is going to be taken out of their paychecks, and they won't have it to send home to their families.
RUSH: That's right, a pathway! They'll be put on a pathway, so it will be an option. They don't have to become citizens. They can stay in the shadows, which is where I want to go. I'm looking for the shadows, by the way.
CALLER: That's the first point that they brought up. The second point that was concerning them, though, is the scuttle talk... These guys were the guys from Mexico. I didn't talk to the Hondurans, the El Salvadorans, the Bolivians, and the guys from down there in Guatemala. I didn't even talk to those guys. These are guys are from Mexico.
The second thing that has really got them concerned is the talk back home. The guys back home in Mexico are getting ready to make a massive surge into our country. As this thing starts progressing and they're watching it, they're going to start making a massive surge. You think we've got 300 or 400 a day down here a day in Texas coming across? It will be three, four thousand a day.
RUSH: Why does that bother them?
CALLER: Pardon me?
RUSH: Well, you said they don't want this to happen.
CALLER: They're afraid they're going it lose their jobs.
CALLER: They're afraid that the immigration that's going to occur is going to cause them to lose their jobs, that they're going to have to compete against cheaper labor.
RUSH: You've got to be kidding me. This is getting --
CALLER: It's unbelievable, Rush.
RUSH: This is the theater of the absurd. So we have illegals worried that more of them will cause wages to fall and maybe jobs to be lost?
CALLER: Correct. Now these guys are very, very concerned about this.
RUSH: You know, wait until the Republican Party hears about this. They're doing all of this to be loved by the Hispanics. Wait until the Republican Party finds out that a lot of the illegals currently here don't want any more! (laughing) You know, I'd like to be in the room with Steve Schmidt or some Republican walks in to Rubio and says, "Hey, you know what? We may have a problem here."
"Yeah? What's that?"
"A lot of the illegals here don't want amnesty and they don't want it for anybody not yet here in the country."
"Because they don't want to become citizens and they don't want competition for their jobs. They don't want their wages to fall."
The Republican will say, "You mean we're doing this and the Hispanics are going to get mad at us?"
"Yes, it's entirely possible."
(laughing) Oh, it's a fantasy, but wouldn't it be funny if it were true?