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Tucker Carlson said President Trump's controversial comment about the U.S. accepting immigrants from "s***hole countries" is forcing a conversation that elected leaders don't want to have.

“Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” Trump said during a bipartisan meeting on immigration earlier this week, according to multiple people in the room. The statement was confirmed by Fox News.

The Washington Post reported that he singled out Haitians, asking: “Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out."

The remarks stirred criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, along with the mainstream media.

Carlson said that Trump may have created a panic because he inadvertently raised questions that our leaders don't want to answer: Who exactly are we importing into our country? How are they doing once they get here? How does it help or hurt America?

He pointed out that the U.S. accepted 23,000 Haitian immigrants and 172,000 Mexican immigrants in 2017, and immigration is so brisk from El Salvador that one in three Salvadorans now lives in the U.S.

"Has America become a better country as a result? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe we ought to talk it through and decide before we continue with our current immigration policy," Carlson said. "Leaders who actually cared about their people would do exactly that."

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