NEW YORK, N.Y. — Fox News host Tucker Carlson lost his cool on Monday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after confronting an illegal alien over the highly controversial DACA issue.
In a clip from the show, which quickly went viral (http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/09/18/daca-supporters-shout-down-nancy-pelosi-press-conference-over-trump-support), Carlson is seen debating Undocumedia founder Ivan Ceja over whether or not illegal immigrants have the “right” to citizenship after members of Ceja’s organization shut down a rally in protest on Monday of Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who they said “betrayed” them by negotiating with President Donald Trump on his plan to repeal the DACA program, an Obama era program which delayed deportation of illegal immigrants (http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/09/18/demonstrators-shout-down-pelosi-at-dream-act-event/).
As the back and forth between the pair heats up, Ceja says DACA recipients have the right to “demand” citizenship and said his community of illegal immigrants plan to hold Americans “accountable,” for their decisions.
Tucker, in turn, called Ceja out, saying how “ungrateful” illegal aliens appear to be after benefitting as they have from the American taxpayer, calling them “demanding” and “hostile” based upon their behavior at the rally earlier in the day.
“I believe that illegal immigrants and DACA recipients are simply reacting to what’s continuing to be done over years, and that is that they’re talking about us but they’re not talking with us,” responded Ceja. “Both parties will be held accountable.”
“Slow down,” says Tucker. “You’re saying that you’re not a US citizen, and you’re saying that you and other non-US citizens are going to hold US citizens accountable for not being nice enough to non-US citizens is that what you’re saying?” Carlson asked before adding, “You don’t have a right to demand anything!”
Carlson went on to point out that in most any other country, the citizenry and government would tell the illegal immigrant to “buzz off.”
According to government statistics, illegal aliens represent more than 11 million residents of the U.S. (http://www.pewhispanic.org/interactives/unauthorized-immigrants/). Critics of the official statistics, however, argue that the numbers are likely far greater.