Velshi: Immigration Has Been Good To America | MSNBC

Velshi: Immigration Has Been Good To America | MSNBC 1


After four years of an administration that conflated our southern border issues with actual immigration policy, some Americans believe immigration should be severely curtailed or shouldn’t exist at all. That’s what you call ordering a side of xenophobia with your economically flawed main course. The idea that America has been a prime example of innovation and creativity is, in large part, because America has always attracted the best and hardest working immigrants from every corner of the world. But bad immigration policy is narrowing the innovation gap between the U.S. and other countries. America’s immigration is what makes America great –there’s even a 135-year-old statue in New York City, near where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean, right by where ships carrying immigrants used to come in, dedicated to the idea. But, over time, bad politics has eroded that idea. Despite that, it’s important to remember America is, historically, really good at immigration. And immigration has been really good to America.» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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Velshi: Immigration Has Been Good To America | MSNBC

44 Comments on "Velshi: Immigration Has Been Good To America | MSNBC"

  1. Everyone has a family member that has migrated to america somewhere in the family tree 🎄.how else did we become

    • Belly Dancer Em | April 11, 2021 at 5:37 PM | Reply

      @MilkCow tell that to the Europeans who displaced the Natives

    • @psycobleach46 tullis You are confusing legal vs illegal immigration.

    • psycobleach46 tullis | April 11, 2021 at 7:38 PM | Reply

      @AT 1984 it doesn’t matter that is the point, I am not confusing anything.

    • Gregor Heisenhorn | April 11, 2021 at 8:53 PM | Reply

      By fighting a war for independence

    • William Appleby | April 11, 2021 at 10:49 PM | Reply

      @AT 1984 asian americans who built the western part of America came here legally and worked and had another generation born in America but was then called illegals. People that have a right to be in this country were kicked out and others denied legal citizenship when America decided to actually put a legal system in place.

  2. This is a nation of immigrants. All but for the Native Americans. Now even the Native Americans are being challenged of their right as the first people here by those who claim they are aboriginals and they were here first.

  3. Daniel Duvalle | April 11, 2021 at 2:10 PM | Reply

    “Above all, we should bear in mind that our liberty is not an end in itself; it is a means to win respect for human dignity for all classes of our society.”
    Admiral H.G. Rickover, Father of the US Nuclear Navy

  4. Madeline Menor | April 11, 2021 at 3:26 PM | Reply

    Well said!!👍👍👍

  5. Jack Martinelli | April 11, 2021 at 4:11 PM | Reply

    We don’t serve “the economy” – it serves us. And like your health or a home it needs to be maintained. Proactively preferably.

    (I don’t care about money – I care about what money buys.)

  6. brilliantly said, ty mr velshi!!

  7. Karmanjones Productions | April 11, 2021 at 5:00 PM | Reply

    Great reporting. Fresh. True and relevant.

  8. Key word immigration. Not illegal immigration.

    • Andrew Warther | April 11, 2021 at 6:12 PM | Reply

      @Ry Black Sept the right cant seem to understand the concept that asylum seekers are in fact legal by treaties WE AGREED TO.

  9. Ashok Nalamalapu | April 11, 2021 at 5:15 PM | Reply

    Most tech companies that are helping us to work from home have CEOs that are recently immigrated. 🙂 Most doctors are recent immigrants who saved and sacrificed during COVID.

    • Most tech companies are highly encouraging you to work from home. Why? To complete transition to a global workforce and not have to higher overpaid Americans

  10. Except for those people who got genocided by the newcomers, and got their lands stolen.

  11. Boston’s a very commutable city. New York’s a different story. It’s way too large

  12. I wonder what the Native Americans think of immigration.

  13. Make Racists Afraid Again | April 11, 2021 at 6:11 PM | Reply

    Immigration has been great for me.
    My Wife is from Thailand. She is an RN PhD who has been serving America for over 40 years.

  14. Roger Clarke | April 11, 2021 at 7:04 PM | Reply

    why didn’t name a few famous Immigrants that made America great, like Sikorsky, Bell, Tesla, Musk, and many more.

  15. house2homeplus | April 11, 2021 at 7:47 PM | Reply

    Boycott mlb and all business who want to cheat during elections….by not supporting these voting laws

  16. The Left can just cannot seem to distinguish between legal and illegal. They have abandoned the American worker in favor of foreign workers.

    • atheist abortionist antifa supersoldier ally | April 11, 2021 at 9:23 PM | Reply

      they’re willing to do the hard, grindy, dirty, physical, dangerous jobs for low pay. the jobs Americans really arent cut out for, let’s be honest

    • atheist abortionist antifa supersoldier ally | April 11, 2021 at 9:27 PM | Reply

      now if you’re talking about daca kids, and high paying, high education, high skilled jobs…. YOU SHOULD WANT MORE COMPETITION. you people always cheer for competition and free market….so let the free market decide who the best workers are. we need them. even trump hires them for Mal a lago

    • @atheist abortionist antifa supersoldier ally That’s partially true. But, still there is a difference between legal and illegal. Since Biden has come into office he has destroyed an estimated 100,000 jobs in the petroleum industry and related businesses and he is allowing 11million + illegals to remain and take jobs from working Americans – not to mention the thousands that are crossing the Southern border as we speak.
      And to say that they take jobs Americans won’t do is ridiculous. They are working in manufacturing, construction, agriculture, retail, healthcare, etc. So yes, they do take jobs from Americans! Because American do those jobs.

    • @atheist abortionist antifa supersoldier ally Americans competing against other Americans and legal workers is desired competition. Illegal workers hurt American workers. Trump knew exactly how to handle the problem and he let all of his illegals workers go. Americans should never have to compete against illegals in America.

  17. Immigration reform now duh!! 🙄

  18. John Karpierz | April 11, 2021 at 9:19 PM | Reply

    Yeah, in the gangland department.

  19. Steve's Place | April 11, 2021 at 9:24 PM | Reply

    The media’s hard hitting questions:

    CNN: Mr. President what is you favorite color?
    joe: Pancakes.

    MSNBC: Mr. President have you visited the southern border?
    joe: Yes, I found the Canadians, uh, well, you know, welcoming.
    MSNBC: Mr. President, the SOUTHERN border.
    joe: jmphnumburarlal well, you know what I mean, man.

    PBS: Mr. President, we love you!
    joe: ahh, c’mon, man.

  20. 🌈🌈🌈

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