Nancy Pelosi takes heat for claiming Florida needs illegals to ‘pick crops’

On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke about illegal immigrants and said Florida farmers need them to pick crops, but her remarks drew widespread criticism.

At a press conference, she noted that the United States needed to secure the border, according to the New York Post.

“Right now, the best thing we can do for our economy is to have comprehensive immigration reform,” Pelosi said. said:

“We have a labor shortage in our country and you even see some farmers and growers in Florida saying, ‘Why are you shipping these immigrants north? We need them to pick the crops here. But that doesn’t mean we don’t recognize our moral responsibility either,” she continued.

Social media users were quick to respond to his comments, one person writing“Progressive and pious elitist views.”

“When she said the word ‘moral’, I expected her to spontaneously flare up,” someone else said. commented while another replied“Apparently there are no crops to pick on Marthas Vineyard.”

Last month, Martha’s Vineyard saw the arrival of 50 migrants. However, that number was just a drop in the ocean compared to the country’s border communities experiencing a massive wave of border crossings, Breitbart News reported on September 16:

This week Martha’s Vineyard officials called the dispatch of 50 illegal aliens to the elite coastal island by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (right) a “humanitarian crisis”. The island is home to former President Obama’s vacation estate, which has 29 acres and seven bedrooms.

DeSantis on Wednesday announced that he had sent two planes carrying illegal aliens from Venezuela to Martha’s Vineyard after Texas and Arizona for months flew thousands of people to New York, Chicago and Washington, DC.

The group of 50 people represented just 0.001% of the nearly five million border commuters and illegal aliens who have traveled to the southern border since President Joe Biden (D) took office in January 2021.

Meanwhile, another user sharp in the looming midterm elections, stating, “Legal Hispanics will respond resoundingly in November and send Nancy and many other radical Democrats home.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) also weighed in, writing, “Nancy Pelosi wants illegal immigrants to pick the crops. RT if you want Pelosi gone!

A recent poll found that a majority of Republican voters think the flow of legal and illegal immigration is making US citizens “worse off” overall, according to Breitbart News.

“YouGov poll finds 56% of registered Republicans said immigration makes the United States ‘worse off,’ while less than 2 in 10 Republicans said immigration makes the United States ‘better off’ “. About 15% said immigration had no impact,” the outlet reported.


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