On Tuesday night, Tucker Carlson took on Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) to discuss what should happen to the immigrants who are affected by President Trump‘s decision to end DACA.
Cuellar began by saying he doesn’t believe in “open borders” and that the United States should “enforce its laws.”
“In this case, we’re not talking about criminals, we’re talking about kids,” he elaborated. “The average age of them when they were brought here was six, they’re now 26… We educated them, so what do we do with those individuals… and I think we ought to look at what’s the best interest of our country.”
Carlson then pressed the Democratic congressman on what “the rule” should be for illegal immigrants who bring minors into the country in the future.
“Should we always let them stay if they’re under 16?” Carlson asked. “What do you think we should do?”
Cuellar reiterated that the country should enforce the laws, but Carlson pushed back by saying “we’re not enforcing our laws” because they’re not being forced to leave. The congressman then asked if “we’re going to punish the kids for the sins of their parents they’ve committed 20 years ago.”
“Going forward, this is going to happen a lot,” Carlson responded. “Every year for decades, anybody who makes it across the border with children in tow by the standards you’re articulating gets to say, is that what you’re saying?”
The Fox News host continued to press Cuellar on how long should the children of illegal immigrants be in the country before they are no longer being forced to leave, but the congressman evaded the question.
“I’m sorry, with all due respect… you’re not answering my question,” Carlson told his guest. “You’ve said three times ‘I’m for enforcing the laws’ but then you’re not for enforcing the laws, you’re for making exceptions as you just explained.”
Cuellar responded by saying this is something that Congress “will have to debate.”
“Well you’re in Congress,” Carlson reacted. “What’s your answer?”
After Cuellar again didn’t offer an answer numerous times, Carlson grew increasingly impatient.
“I’m sorry, you’re spinning,” the host interrupted. “I’ve asked you the same question four times, which at what point do we decide that we’re not going to enforce these laws… I’m just getting frustrated because you’re evading the question.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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