Rep. Foxx: ‘I Agree’ That Immigration Equals ‘Invasion’

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Wednesday, June 09, 2010 at 1:35 pm

On a call with constituents today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) appeared to agree with callers who said that immigration constitutes an “invasion” of the United States and that one way of dealing with illegal immigrants from certain countries is to use a “drag net and round them all up.”

The Statesville Record & Landmark reports:

“My problem is with immigration,” said a caller named Dana. “Except I wouldn’t even call it immigration, I’d call it an invasion.”

Dana went on to say that the present situation qualifies as such because people are coming here from other countries and simply taking advantage of U.S. social programs and taking jobs from Americans.

“I agree with you,” Foxx said.

Here’s an exchange she had with another constituent:

A caller named Lessie said she is troubled by “seeing all these illegals streaming into the country” from “Mexico” and “Afghanistan.” She wondered “how many of them are terrorists.”

Lessie said a solution would be to use a “drag net and round them all up.”

Foxx told Lessie the sentiments she expressed are “very much in the majority.”

In response to a third caller who expressed dissatisfaction with parts of the 14th amendment, Foxx said she’d be willing to sponsor a bill that says birthright citizenship can only be granted to newborns with at least one U.S. citizen parent.

Foxx, a congresswoman since 2005, has been noted recently for her sometimes extreme rhetoric.

Last year she claimed the Democrats’ health care reform legislation would “put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government” and warned that “we have more to fear” from passing it “than we do from any terrorist right now in any country.”

Sahil Kapur is Washington correspondent for Raw Story and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and The Guardian.

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Comment posted June 9, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

That sounds as viable as the war on drugs. American's sure do love a good war though.


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Comment posted June 9, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

This site has gotten even worse since I last commented here after Weigel left.

Without a full transcript, it's impossible to say what Foxx was agreeing with. Did the caller also say “the sky is blue”, and that's what Foxx was agreeing with? Who knows? Only a fool would agree with SAHIL KAPUR's take w/o all the evidence.

But, regarding the “invasion” part, what we're witnessing is to a certain extent a “soft invasion”: millions of people are coming here illegally against the wishes of the vast majority of Americans, and those coming here illegally are being assisted by Quislings.


Raybeez007
Comment posted June 9, 2010 @ 8:29 pm

Actually it's more than possible to deport all illegals. How many jobs in ICE would that create? How many jobs would that free up for Americans? I worked on a farm for 5 years, great job, I'd do it again too. When they cost us tens of billions every year, the cost of deporting them all would be negated by the savings in our social programs.


Raybeez007
Comment posted June 9, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

also “…..Americans love war…” Really jackass? I don't know one person who “loves a good war”. Way to stereotype Americans because of one asshole War-mongering President.


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Comment posted June 9, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

It's not like there's no prior precedent for such “invasion”. No doubt Cochise, Geronimo and Sitting Bull would describe immigration using exactly your terminology. That said, everyone in my family has looked everywhere we can think of, but we still cannot find my great-great-great-great grandfather's visa, so we're worried that he may have come here from Europe in 1767 without obtaining a legal permit from the Algonkians.


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Comment posted June 9, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

What about the current war mongering President? And if you think deporting them all is possible, I'd lay off insulting others…


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Comment posted June 9, 2010 @ 11:40 pm

ONE warmongering president? Are you nuts? We've had at least a dozen, and it has long since been formalized into an industry.


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Comment posted June 10, 2010 @ 2:23 am

Virginia Foxx is what we call a Nabisco-American. (It's not polite to call them 'crackers' out loud.


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Comment posted June 10, 2010 @ 11:31 am

Costs who tens of billions? Surely not the corporations. You want to be mad at someone, be mad at the employers that would rather hire an illegal at a quarter of what they would pay you. Or you could be pissed at the business owners that ship the jobs overseas for even cheaper labor. It's not about the immigrants trying to make a better life for themselves, its about the companies that hire them at a wage that undercuts the ability of a native born citizen to earn a good living working in a decent environment. If the employers had higher standards for their employees, then it would create more competition to get these jobs, forcing some immigrants to do things like educate themselves.


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Comment posted June 11, 2010 @ 6:32 pm

Interesting, her business (a nursery and landscaping service) employs lots of Mexican immigrants. I am not commenting on their immigration status, just pointing out that she is not employing 100% natural born citizens herself.


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Comment posted June 15, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

You hit the nail right on the head. if governments started prosecuting employers who took advantage of illegal immigration to improve their bottom line it would end very quickly. My point is, government doesn't really want to end the flow of illegals because there are large segments of society that benefit – business owners (labor costs), consumers (cheaper goods and services) and governments (sales tax revenue). Americans are deluding themselves if they think it's going away anytime soon.


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