In a congressional hearing, Democrat Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) presented his argument in favor of maintaining an open border, emphasizing the necessity of “many illegal immigrants” for the United States. Nadler defended the open border policies implemented by Democrat President Joe Biden, which have resulted in a significant influx of undocumented individuals into the country.
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement organized the hearing to address the “Impact of Illegal Immigration on Social Services.” Nadler supported his stance by highlighting the reliance of farms on undocumented workers for crop harvesting.
“We need immigrants in this country,” Nadler said.
“Forget the fact that our vegetables would rot in the ground if they weren’t being picked by many immigrants — many illegal immigrants.”
The congressman subsequently attempted to make the case that the size of the American citizenry is diminishing, and undocumented individuals are necessary to compensate for this decline.
“The fact is the birth rate in this country is way below replacement level, which means our population is going to start shrinking,” Nadler told the hearing.
“And the ratio of people on Social Security and Medicare is going to increase relative to the number of people supporting them.”
Imagine if a Republican said this and not Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler:
"Our vegetables would rot in the ground if they weren't being picked by many immigrants — many illegal immigrants!"
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 12, 2024
In response to Nadler’s comments, Stephen Miller, a former immigration adviser in the Trump administration, retaliated with a statement on X.
“Yes, all the millions of illegals from 150+ countries spanning the globe are going to Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, New York, etc. to work in the fields,” Miller said.
“What a tired, vapid, exhausted, and stupid cliche,” he continued.
“Just utter nonsense.”