Dem Rep. Robert Garcia Fails Again: Tells Americans How To Think About Illegal Immigration

By Daniel Walker | April 12, 2024

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During an appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word," Congressman Robert Garcia from California highlighted the challenge of addressing immigration as a vital economic aspect rather than solely a security concern due to its association with border security measures.
 

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Host Ali Velshi said, “Congressman, I’m always — I’m concerned about, in this country, we have, accidentally or otherwise, decided to treat immigration as a security threat, as opposed to an economic matter."
 

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"We’ve done this — immigration falls under the Department of Homeland Security, which I’ve always thought, I understand why it was done after 9/11, but it feels like it was actually a mistake. Most other countries think of immigration as an economic imperative, and they think about security at their borders as a separate matter. We’ve lumped the two together, and now it becomes impossible for Americans to think about it as an economic imperative that it is, because we think about it as a security matter," the MSNBC host said.