Fox News contributor George Will surprised Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace when he said that the United States should welcome and assimilate migrant children apprehended at the border fleeing violence in Central American countries.
“We ought to say to these children, ‘Welcome to American, you’re going to go to school and get a job and become Americans,'” Will said. “We have 3,141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county. The idea that we can’t assimilate these eight-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous.”
Wallace said he could hear the complaining emails being written as they spoke.
Will dismissed them. “We can handle this problem. We’ve handled what Emma Lazarus famously called ‘the wretched refuse of your teeming shores’ a long time ago and a lot more people than this.”
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
[h/t Media Matters]
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