Hayes began the interview seeking clarification on whether Brooks viewed President Barack Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order as “illegitimate,” to which the congressman responded, “Yes I do.” Brooks stated that he supported deporting the 500,000 DREAMers who have benefited from the president’s order, “and more.”
…When pressed by Hayes on the deportation of undocumented immigrants, the Alabama lawmaker said that they are “taking jobs from American citizens” and that he “absolutely” wants to see them deported.
“There are 8 million jobs in America now held by illegal aliens, that’s 8 million job opportunities taken from American citizens,” said Brooks. When Hayes asked the congressman if he “would like to see those 8 million deported,” Brooks answered, “Yeah, if that’s what’s necessary to protect American jobs. Absolutely.”
Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks: All 500,000 DREAMers, ’8 Million’ Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Deported, by Adam Goldberg, Huffington Post, August 2, 2014.
Although HuffPo is a Leftist site, a remarkable number of commenters agree with Brooks. For example, “Top Commenter” “Brian Butterflyguy” wrote
Show me what’s bad about what he said. These people have no rightful claim to the US in any way. He didn’t say hurt them or jail them–he said DEPORT them.
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