Rep. Louie Gohmert Talks Immigration & “Amnesty” on Frank Gaffney’s Radio Show

Imagine 2050 Staff • Jan 21, 2014

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) appeared on Frank Gaffney’s radio show Thursday to discuss the renewed efforts of Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year. During the interview, Gohmert, who is opposed to the current Senate bill, pondered why all “Hispanics” did not just come into the country via non-legal means if they were eventually going to be granted “amnesty.”

“Why would you betray those who have come legally?” Gohmert asked Gaffney, “and basically send them the message that they should have come illegally because it would have been a whole lot easier for you.”

According to the Congressman’s logic, risking one’s life to come to the United States and being subjected to work a job devoid of any labor rights due to legal status, all while tirelessly waiting for Congress to potentially enact some variation of immigration reform, would have been a much “easier” route to take instead of legally gaining citizenship. Gohmert’s comments demonstrate a clear lack of empathy displayed by the hardliners in Congress advocating against comprehensive immigration reform.

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