RUSH: Jeff Lord, who writes for the American Spectator, also has a piece for the Conservative Review he has out now. He’s just been hired by CNN to do analysis and commentary, and he sent me a note late last night and he was digging around… He’s been intrigued by this kerfuffle that Trump started in which he claimed that Mexico is sending us their human debris. Mexico is purposely sending us their worst.
Mexico is getting rid of the people they don’t want; they’re sending them here. And he said that he had a faint memory of a news story that would actual confirm this, and he searched and searched and he found it, and I’m now holding that story right here my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. It’s from the Associated Press. It was published at ArizonaCentral.com, January 16th of 2008. So almost eight years ago, about 7-1/2 years ago, this story ran.
“A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora traveled to Tucson to make the case against Arizona’s new employer sanctions law[.] The lawmakers say it will have a devastating affect [sic] on the Mexican state. At a news conference Tuesday, they said Sonora cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools it will face as illegal Mexican workers in Arizona return to their hometowns without jobs or money.” In other words, the Mexican government sent representatives, the equivalent of our state senators and representatives…
“The law, which took effect Jan.1, punishes employers who knowingly hire individuals who don’t have valid legal documents to work,” and those people get deported. “Businesses found violating the law face suspension or loss of a business license. The [Mexican] lawmakers were to travel to Phoenix Wednesday for a breakfast meeting with Hispanic legislators.” The Sonora delegation, rather, was going to “travel to Phoenix Wednesday for a breakfast meeting with Hispanic legislators. … ‘How can they pass a law like this?’ asked Mexican Rep. Leticia Amparano-Gamez, who represents Nogales. ‘There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona,’ Amparano[-Gamez] said in Spanish.”
In other words, what Trump has been saying is right: Mexico does actively send undesirables here. When we send them back, Mexico sent a delegation to Arizona eight years ago to complain about our deporting them. They don’t want them back. Jeff Lord is working up… He already has. He has worked up an entire piece on this that is published at the conservative… I’m having a mental block on what the name is. I’ll find it. I’m having a mental block on the actual name of the website.
But the point is… I want to reiterate something I said toward the end of the program. It was in the third hour. Folks, we’re making a mistake. I know many of you already have concluded this on your own, so it’s not earth-shattering here. But we’re making a mistake referring to this as immigration, period, whether it’s illegal immigration or illegal alien. This is not immigration, what is happening here. I mean, it’s happening even now.
The numbers that you see routinely reported are hundreds of thousands of people crossing the border either monthly or yearly. And they’re getting in and nobody’s stopping them, and nobody’s turning them around and nobody is refusing them entry. This is not immigration! Immigration has a system. You apply. You fill out documentation, you go in line, and you are admitted according to procedures in our immigration law.
And once admitted, you have to follow laws in this country and eventually, after time passes, you can be granted permanent status and then take a test and become a citizen. That is immigration. What is happening on our Southern border is not immigration. This is an invasion. And it’s not just happening here. It’s happening in all parts of Europe, where borders essentially don’t even exist. But it’s wrong to talk about this as immigration. It’s wrong to talk about it in terms of trying to come up with immigration policy.
We already have that.
We have enough immigration law on the books to deal with this if we would just enforce it. We are not enforcing it, as you well know, and that’s strategic and political. It’s on purpose. This invasion is sponsored. This invasion is desired. Both political parties in Washington have their own interests in this invasion. The Democrats see new voters. The Democrats need to replace what’s going on at Planned Parenthood, frankly. Who do you think’s being aborted at Planned Parenthood? Their future Democrat voters.
They need to replace them. The Democrat Party also needs a permanent underclass of dependent, uneducated, low-skilled people who are going to have to be dependent on government to live. Ideal Democrat voters. The Republican desire is for the job market, what have you. But regardless, the DC establishment is interested — for different reasons — in this invasion continuing.
And I think we are missing the boat by accepting the terms offered by people who are in favor of this. It isn’t immigration. Under no definition can we call what is happening on our Southern border immigration, legal or illegal. It is an invasion. It’s an invasion of a certain type of person from certain parts of the world for whatever reason. They are fleeing poverty, they are fleeing war, they are fleeing destitution or they are seeking — in some cases, I’m sure — a better life.
They all are. But there’s no aspect of this that is immigration, and to deal with this under the auspices of so-called immigration law makes it sound like we don’t have any immigration law to deal with it. We do! We just are not enforcing it. So the desire to set up new law, come up with new laws and new procedures to deal with this is brilliant and purposeful in convincing people — or trying to convince people — that we have no system in place to deal with this, when we do.
RUSH: Conservative Review is the website I was looking for with Jeff Lord’s piece on that AP story from 2008 detailing Mexican legislators going to Arizona, demanding that we not send back those who have illegally invaded the United States. It isn’t immigration, folks. There’s no… There’s no even pretense of immigration about this. I mean, they’re still in the “shadows” after how many years, right? There’s not even any pretense of this.
RUSH: Seriously? Am I reading this right? The Politico has a story detailing how much Trump’s immigration proposals would cost, and it comes in at a whopping $166 billion? When is the last story we had from Politico on the cost of government, in a critical way? We’ve run up, what, close to eight trillion additional national debt dollars since 2008, since Obama was inaugurated, and there hasn’t been any concern for it expressed in the Drive-By Media.
Whenever there’s new spending for Obamacare, it’s applauded. New stimulus spending? Applauded. Yeah, $4.5 trillion quantitative easing, Federal Reserve to the Wall Street stock market gang? No problem! Whatever the spending there has been that has come from the Obama Regime, it hasn’t been a problem at all. And all of a sudden now we’re gonna take a pencil and paper to Trump’s immigration plan and try to convince people we don’t have the money for it or that it’s way too expensive?
That $166 billion is a chump change drop in the bucket, particularly with the savings that will result. Do you know what this country would look like…? Have you ever stopped to think, folks, what this country would look like…? I don’t want anybody to make any more of this than what it is. It’s just an academic exercise here. Can you imagine what this country would look like if the 20 million illegal aliens who are here were not here, and if the immigration laws has been enforced? Can you imagine how different this country would have been?
Do you know how different California would look? Can you imagine the political differences possible in California alone and then add that to other states? Can you imagine what the jobs circumstance would be? Do you think that we would have 94 million Americans not working? Do you think that wages might be a little higher? Do you think our economy might be rolling a little faster than it is here? You think we might be having some really cool economic growth? I don’t mean this as an insult to any of these people personally.
Do not take it this way.
This is strictly a numbers game.
We’ve got 20 million people in the country, and who knows how many of them (’cause we really don’t know) are working and being paid how much on the books and having taxes collected and so forth. I tell you, it’s not hard to imagine how different this country would look. And I’m not talking about in terms of race or anything of the sort. I’m speaking strictly of economics and perhaps a little bit cultural. But the difference would be profound, especially in the state of California alone. Stop and look at it that way now and then.
Do your own thinking on it.
Do your own math and think of the different things you’ll come up with.
RUSH: Here’s Jack in San Francisco. Jack, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you with us. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. I’ve been listening to you since the nineties, and I want to thank you for what you’ve been doing for America.
RUSH: I appreciate that. Thank you very much, sir.
CALLER: I’m a hundred percent with you on this invasion issue. I’ve been watching Trump be hammered over the legal entanglement that he would suffer in trying to deport the illegals. They keep saying it will be a long due process problem. The fact is is that I know for sure that 15 or 20 years ago the IRS used to send out no-match letters when somebody — when an employer sent in Social Security contributions with a Social Security number that didn’t match the person who claimed to be working.
They have done nothing about that so far, but it’d be very simple if an employer got a no-match letter because somebody’s Social Security number did not match their name, the IRS could tell them that if they failed to rectify the situation, that they would be fined. And if they did it a second time they’d go to jail. If they did that, employers all across this country would stop hiring and they would fire illegals.
RUSH: Oh, I know.
CALLER: The illegals would simply deport themselves. You wouldn’t have to —
RUSH: Well, maybe. But, remember, there’s a big hammock out there. It’s called a safety net, but it’s a hammock. Look, we have 94 million Americans not working, and they’re all eating, and many of them have a cell phone and plan. And a lot of them are watching streaming video. But I get your point. And even now there are occasionally — you know, the government will make a big show of finding an employer and deporting 10, 15 people or whatever, to make it look like this is an ongoing thing. But, yeah.
He’s dealing with a question I posed earlier, can you imagine what America would look like if we had not had this invasion since 1986? If there were not the 20 million or whatever the real number is of illegals here, can you imagine how different California would look? The overall job market, the overall economy. Try looking at it that way sometime. Just in your spare moments just stop and think about how things would be different, and it’s big. It’s substantially different is the way things would be.