Tucker: 'There's No Economic Justification for the Current Waves of Immigrants Coming'
Tucker Carlson joined Martha MacCallum on "The Story" to react to the Trump administration's announcement that citizens of Haiti, Belize and Samoa will be prohibited from applying for H-2A and H-2B temporary visas.
The Department of Homeland Security defended the decision by noting “high levels of fraud and abuse” of the visas, which typically are granted for seasonal workers in agriculture and other industries.
The DHS cited a high visa overstay rate for Haitians, concerns about human trafficking in Belize, and Samoa's refusal to take back deported nationals.
Carlson said the point of U.S. immigration policy should be to benefit American citizens, not other countries.
"Virtually everyone in Washington, including most Republican leaders, believes the U.S. somehow -- for reasons they never fully explain -- has a moral obligation to let people in to relieve economic pressure on their countries, to assist in disaster relief or whatever," Carlson said. "But none of those reasons have anything to do with Americans or helping America."
He said one great thing about Trump is that he forces the conversation back to its core: "Is it good for us or is it not?"
He pointed out that the U.S. does not have a massive need for low-wage labor, and most studies predict automation will replace many low-wage jobs in the coming years.
"There's no economic justification for the current waves of immigrants coming. None," Carlson said.
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