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Matthews: Dems Don’t Want to End Hiring of Illegals Because They ‘Want Votes’

MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that Democrats don’t want to enforce laws on illegal hiring because they “want votes” and that the GOP won’t do so because “they want cheap labor” on Tuesday.

After former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) argued, “you have to allow people to come in with visas so they can do the jobs that have to be done in America. If you were to literally close the border, you might as well give up the wine industry in California. I mean, it’s gone. So, you’re going to have to set up a visa program to allow these people to come in.” Matthews reacted, “Of course. But, mayor, we all know the answer, the Repu[blicans] — look, you’ve sized it quite well.” After Giuliani argued that both sides were to blame for the broken immigration system, Matthews admitted “it’s both sides” and wondered “Would you trust either party to enforce the laws about illegal hiring, would you trust either party to enforce that law?”

Giuliani answered that neither party has, Matthews reacted, “I know, they don’t believe in it, they want cheap labor. Cheap labor, and the Democrats want votes. Let’s face it.”

(h/t Washington Free Beacon)

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