'They Blocked the Entrance to Disneyland': Tucker Challenges Sanctuary City Mayor on Dreamers
Tucker Carlson debated the Democratic mayor of Albany, New York - a sanctuary city - on the validity of "importing" DACA recipients there.
"What country would put up with that?" Carlson said of the DACA recipients blocking the entrance to Disneyland in California in the middle of the day.
Mayor Kathy Sheehan said the protest was valid because America values free speech and the right to assemble.
Carlson doubled down on the point, noting that if the illegal immigrants at Disneyland were trying to work and make America better, they would not be acting "ungrateful" and demanding benefits in the middle of a workday.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 24, 2018
"They're not Americans," he said when the New York state capital's mayor responded that the protesters had certain rights.
Carlson said that because the illegal immigrants broke the law to get to the U.S., they won't receive the same rights citizens do.
He asked how Sheehan's policy of allowing illegal immigrants to make their home in Albany would make the city better, when it is already struggling with extremely low math proficiency scores in its schools.
In Washington, DC for the annual winter meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors. Tonight, I’ll be appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight on @FoxNews to discuss immigration and #Albany’s efforts to a create a safe and welcoming city.
— Kathy Sheehan (@Sheehan4Albany) January 23, 2018
Sheehan said Albany, often seen as an industrial hub, has an "aging population" that would benefit from new transplanted workers to businesses in the city - halfway between New York City and the Canadian border.
She said Albany businesses often "can't find people to work" in the jobs the city has these days.
Carlson asked that, if Sheehan wants such people to come to her city, how many illegal immigrants should be allowed to migrate there before she calls a lid on the quota.
Sheehan did not directly address the number, saying it is up to the federal government to enact long-term immigration reform policy.