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O'Reilly: Border Situation 'Creating an Underclass of People Dependent' on Taxpayers

O'Reilly: Border Situation 'Creating an Underclass of People Dependent' on Taxpayers

During his “Talking Points Memo” segment on his Tuesday broadcast, “The O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly warned of the consequences of not getting a handle on the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to O’Reilly, Americans do have a duty to help the poor, but it is unreasonable to expect this country to help the entire world’s poor.

“[T]he harsh reality is we cannot support all of the world’s poor,” O’Reilly said. “It’s impossible. And since the Obama administration cannot control the southern border, the USA is now facing a crisis. Already, the states of Texas and Arizona are being hammered. They don’t have the resources to handle all of these children and many of their parents. Arizona may sue the federal government over the situation.”

He said, however, there was a more long-term problem with the influx at the southern border, which is allowing people in that are unable to contribute very little to society but are dependent on the American taxpayer.

“Look, most of these kids and their parents can’t speak English, have little education and few skills,” he added. “How are they going to compete in our competitive marketplace here? How? The answer is, they are not going to compete. And it will take decades for most of them to be self-sufficient. So we are creating an underclass of people, totally dependent on American taxpayers who are already under siege from every direction. The immigration crisis could very well damage the entire infrastructure of America. There is no question about it.”

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