Things Which The Likely New Chair of the House Immigration Subcommittee Has Said About Immigration

1. “A slow-rolling, slow-motion terrorist attack on the United States.”

2. “Every time we give amnesty for an illegal alien, we deport a liberal.”

3. “As a result of this perverse incentive, an entire ‘anchor baby’ industry has developed which exploits a legal loophole caused by a misinterpretation of the Constitution.”

4. “It’s a big magnet — it attracts illegals. If we’re going to shut off the jobs magnet, we need to shut off the citizenship magnet, too…. We’re a welfare state today, and the drafters and ratifiers of the 14th Amendment didn’t contemplate a welfare state that would be a magnet for people to come here to cash in to this giant ATM called America.”

5. “And it’s clear, of course, that he doesn’t want to have racial profiling used, and I would agree with him—as an exclusive component. However, if it’s part of the other indicators, it had better be used.”

6. “It’s just a common sense thing. Law enforcement needs to use common sense indicators. Those common sense indicators are all kinds of things, from what kind of clothes people wear—my suit in my case—what kind of shoes people wear, what kind of accident [sic] they have, um, the, the type of grooming they might have, there’re, there’re all kinds of indicators there and sometimes it’s just a sixth sense and they can’t put their finger on it.”

7. “We could also electrify this wire with the kind of current that would not kill somebody, but it would simply be a discouragement for them to be fooling around with it. We do that with livestock all the time.”

8. “28 percent of the murders, 28 percent of the rapes, 28 percent of the violence and the assaults and battery, first—and second-degree murder and also manslaughter attacks are committed by criminal aliens.”

9. “I’m wondering if we look at the map of Congressman Grijalva’s congressional district if we haven’t already ceded that component of Arizona to Mexico judging by the voice that comes out of him, he’s advocating for Mexico rather than the United States and against the rule of law, which is one of the central pillars of American exceptionalism.”

10. “End Illegal Alien ‘Anchor Babies'”



Mark Bergen lives in Brooklyn Chicago.