Former President and devout globalist Bill Clinton incredibly stated the obvious and acknowledged immigration should have limits.
In a stunning departure from typical pro-immigration liberal talking points, where the damage to a country by hordes of illegal migrants must not be mentioned at any cost, Clinton astonishingly admitted to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that a nation can only take so much.
“I think it’s fair to say the asylum system is broken,” Zakaria told Clinton. “This was supposed to be a system that allowed people who are in desperate circumstances.”
“Now what you have is a lot of people who are essentially economic migrants … essentially gaming the system, using the asylum as a way to get in. Isn’t it true that there has to be some order placed on this? Some control?” Zakaria asked Clinton.
“I agree with that,” Clinton replied. “That is, there is a limit to how many migrants any society can take without severe disruption and assistance, and our system is based much more on an assumption that things would be more normal.”
Clinton went on to recall the past when Mexican migrants would cross freely back and forth between the US and Mexico for agricultural work, saying at the time it “worked for people.”
“…Now you’ve got the largest number of refugees since World War II because of Syria and now Ukraine and other problems,” he claimed.
According to the Daily Mail: “Border agents have encountered more than 2.1 million border crossings this fiscal year, the highest number ever recorded in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) history. There were 203,000 crossings in August.”
Despite acknowledging the devastating impacts of illegal migration, including from countries like Venezuela, Clinton went on to chastise Republican governors in Texas and Florida.
“What’s happening in Venezuela, more than 2 million refugees pouring into first Colombia, then to nearby countries, has created unprecedented new challenges and meanwhile provides opportunities for stunts like Gov. Abbott’s — sending his refugees to some place that he thinks is advocating for a broad-minded policy that it doesn’t have to live with,” Clinton stated.
“And then [Florida] Gov. [Ron] DeSantis sending those people to Martha’s Vineyard was amazing. That may come back to haunt him a little bit.”
Clinton’s comments on Martha’s Vineyard, where he’s frequently vacationed, are indicative Desantis’ stunt hit close to home and struck a nerve.
Former president Bill Clinton says there is a limit for how much immigration the US can take before it create a disruption.
See what happens when southern governors send bus loads of immigratant to the former president favorite summer vacation spot Martha's Vinyard.
— Rory 🗨 (@R0ry_) September 30, 2022
As pointed out on social media, Clintons’ comments on immigration are a radical departure from statements he made while president when he condemned illegal border crossings, showing how Democrats have moved further left in recent years.
Bill Clinton talks about the porting illegal aliens, as he calls them, and securing the border. He says we are a nation built on immigrants but You can’t come in illegally. He got a standing ovation from both sides. The woke today would lose their ever loving mind watching this. pic.twitter.com/4B7n5z016p
— Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News (@ErinHNN) September 28, 2022