Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) argued that the United States’ failure to enforce its immigration statutes makes it similar to Mexico and that continued failure to enforce the law would make the US “a third world nation” in an interview on “The Sean Hannity Show.”
Gohmert declared that one of the primary roles of the government is “to provide for the common defense” against those who illegally cross the border. He further stated that he thought there was great “irony” in the fact that people flee lawlessness in Mexico, but then come to the US and say “we want you to ignore the rule of law, which ironically makes us like the country they came from.”
He added “Either we’re going to enforce our law and remain strong economically and otherwise, or we ignore the rule of law and go to being a third world nation,” a prospect that he said was becoming more likely now that the Department of Homeland Security is engaged in “human trafficking” by moving illegal immigrants throughout the United States.
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