Gohmert: Enforce Immigration Laws Or We’ll Become a Third World Nation


The Obama administration has decided that just ignoring immigration laws and border enforcement wasn’t good enough, and that allowing illegal immigrants to flood the border is a fantastic idea. But Rep. Louie Gohmert sees it differently, arguing that if we don’t start enforcing immigration laws, we’ll become a third world nation.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) argued that the United States’ failure to enforce its immigration statutes makes it similar to Mexico and that continued failure to enforce the law would make the US “a third world nation” in an interview on “The Sean Hannity Show.”

Gohmert declared that one of the primary roles of the government is “to provide for the common defense” against those who illegally cross the border. He further stated that he thought there was great “irony” in the fact that people flee lawlessness in Mexico, but then come to the US and say “we want you to ignore the rule of law, which ironically makes us like the country they came from.”

He added “Either we’re going to enforce our law and remain strong economically and otherwise, or we ignore the rule of law and go to being a third world nation,” a prospect that he said was becoming more likely now that the Department of Homeland Security is engaged in “human trafficking” by moving illegal immigrants throughout the United States.

Gohmert is certainly right about the third world country predictions — consider what unfettered illegal immigration is already doing to our country. MS-13 is now the fastest growing gang in the country, committing atrocities that were practically unfathomable before, human trafficking is a growing issue, and then there’s also the sad reality that many illegal immigrants end up being a drain on taxpayers because they qualify for welfare benefits, yet pay no taxes. And we want more of these people here?

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