While there are exceptions to every rule, most undocumented workers have no skills which would cause them to flourish in the United States. Many times, the skills that they do possess are of no value since they do not speak English well enough to get a job. As AOL News has observed, pointing this truth out angers more than a handful of liberals, yet someone had the guts to say it anyhow.
While speaking to National Public Radio (NPR), White House chief of staff John Kelly said that this is a huge problem and he was not shy about stating it. He was asked about Mr. Trump’s “zero tolerance” for illegal immigrants and what it may mean for illegal alien families, and he gave an honest answer. He admitted that most of them “are not bad people,” but that the issue was bigger than that. For one thing, integrating is a problem when one knows nothing of civics, American culture, or things related.
“But they’re also not people that would easily assimilate into the United States, into our modern society. They’re overwhelmingly rural people. In the countries they come from, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-grade educations are kind of the norm. They don’t speak English; obviously that’s a big thing…They don’t integrate well; they don’t have skills,” stated Kelly.
He admitted that he fully understands why so many people wish to come here, but that the legal route is the only way. Kelly said that “the laws are the laws.”
One Twitter user foolishly wrote, “Immigrants have successfully populated America since it’s inception. The only native to America is the Native American. Have the rest of us been largely unsuccessful?” This is a common argument that suggests that there was no Ellis Island or vetting in the past. It is simply that the nation no longer clusters people in one place as Ellis Island did (it causes outbreaks to do so), but vetting has always been a U.S. law.
Also, the Native American sold their land to settlers. Saying that they were too stupid to understand what it meant is racist.
“Being a nation of immigrants is what has made this country unique and powerful,” opined another doltish user. A strong border also made the U.S. strong and it has gotten weaker since it was ignored.
Someone tweeted, “The Irish in the 19th Century mainly arrived without skills. They were fleeing starvation. They were rural and took whatever work they could when they got to the U.S.” While that too may be true, the Great Potato famine did not see those from Ireland sneaking into the country without doing so legally.
Also, why can’t American’s already here take any work that they can get?
Therefore, as always, the arguments against what Kelly said are baseless and hollow.
Perhaps even N.P.R. listeners will pick up on it.
John Kelly's latest statement about immigrants and their "unskilled labor" making them less likely able to assimilate shows both his ignorant prejudice and his divisive nature.
— 🌊🌊Rebekah Donohue 🌊🌊 (@donohue_rebekah) May 11, 2018