Twitter melted down after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed that Floridian farmers "need" illegal immigrants to stay in their state and "pick the crops."
Critics claimed that Pelosi’s remarks were demeaning of migrants and that she openly admitted America should welcome in and profit off of illegal immigrants.
During a Friday press conference, Pelosi railed against governors relocating illegal immigrants from southern states to northern ones because they need to stay and "pick the crops down here."
The comment was clearly a dig at Governor Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., for moving two planes full of illegal immigrants from his state to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Responding to a question about the topic during the press conference, Pelosi began by admitting that there needs to be both border security and openness to migrants. She said, "The fact is, is that, uh, we have a responsibility to secure our border. We also have a responsibility to recognize the importance of newcomers to our nation. Right now the best thing we can do for our economy is have comprehensive immigration reform."
Though she then added, "We have a shortage of workers in our country, and you see even in Florida some of the farmers and the growers saying, ‘Why are you shipping these immigrants up north? We need them to pick the crops down here.’"
Pelosi continued, "But that doesn’t mean that we don’t recognize our moral responsibility as well."
Twitter users blasted the House Speaker, accusing her of blatantly admitting the nation should profit off of the cheap labor of illegal immigrants.... (Read more)
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