I don’t have to tell you that HBO host Bill Maher hates Republicans. You can’t sit through five minutes of his HBO television show without him calling some Republican “stupid and racist.”
Yet in making arguments against Donald Trump’s immigration plan, Maher argued that “there is not a real immigration problem in America. Net immigration has been close to zero for the last seven or eight years. And if his [Trump’s] plan went into effect, lettuce would cost $25 a head.”
We hear variations of this tired trope from Democrats regularly, the implication being that its OK to treat immigrants as indentured servants who are less than Americans.
Democrats should retire this racist meme and come to the table to negotiate a plan for immigration that respects human life and the rule of law.