Scott Taylor Against “DREAMers”

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Recently on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Republican Scott Taylor from the state of Virginia, went head to head with Laura Ingraham on the very touchy subject of DACE and the DREAMers or the children who have been brought to the US illegally.

Taylor repeatedly pointed out that it wasn’t “amnesty” to give legal status to these kids.

Here is their conversation:

INGRAHAM: Above all else President Trump was elected on one clear issue, stop illegal immigrant. And that would mean build the wall, no amnesty, you know the drill. But there are some Republicans in Congress including the guy right here who still believes that the DACA amnesty thing is a winning idea. And one of them of course is here to defend that, and that’s Scott Taylor from the second district of Virginia.

Congressman it’s great to see you, first of all. Great to have you here. You wrote a letter to Paul Ryan and 34 of your fellow congressmen signed it. And in this letter you say it’s an important agenda item now to give these 800,000 people brought here as young people amnesty. Why is that, of all the things we have to deal with in our country, why are you so obsessed with catering to the needs of illegal immigrants?

REP. SCOTT TAYLOR, (R) VIRGINIA: Thank you for having me. Of course congratulations on your show. You used two words that I completely take issue with. Number one is amnesty, right. But let me preface this by saying I was at the White House a couple days ago. And my personal position, now I can’t speak for everybody that’s on the letter because there’s different opinions and stuff like that and where they want to be with this. But for me personally I am with the president. I think what President Obama did was illegal. I think it’s under Congressional purview. And him pushing it down there, I agree with that 100 percent. I supported more money over a decade for Homeland, $1.5 billion in appropriations for the wall.

INGRAHAM: That’s what the gang of eight is saying —

TAYLOR: I don’t care about that. But for that, Kate’s law and all of those things, I think we should get more security. I think we should get e-verify. I think we should have a program for —

INGRAHAM: Are you against chain migration?


INGRAHAM: Are you for the RAISE act?

TAYLOR: Yes, I actually am.

INGRAHAM: Then why are you —

TAYLOR: Let me finish.

INGRAHAM: I’m trying to understand why are —

TAYLOR: I know but you’re not letting me finish. I’m not obsessed. That’s what I am saying. Let me finish what I’m saying. I am for all those things. I think we should move towards merit. I think we should have a program for unaccompanied minors to get them back safely over back to their parents. That should be in conjunction with dealing with this population.

Amnesty by definition, as you very well know, is forgiveness for people who have offended.

INGRAHAM: That’s Chuck Schumer’s line.

TAYLOR: I am not Chuck Schumer. Don’t put me in that position, please.

INGRAHAM: But Scott, ALIPAC is against you. Why?

TAYLOR: I don’t even know who ALIPAC is.

INGRAHAM: ALIPAC is the organization that is for legal immigration. They put you on the top of their list as the Republican that is most pushing the amnesty for the DACA recipients without real strings attached.

TAYLOR: That’s complete crap. That is complete — let me finish.

INGRAHAM: I know you want to throw more money at border security.

TAYLOR: No, no, no. That is complete crap. I am not for the DREAM act. I’m not for that. I am for a standalone thing that gets more security and more disincentives for illegal immigration in conjunction with dealing with this population. Let me say something. You have these groups out there who are pushing that who raise money, who have hundreds of thousands of dollars in salaries for the people like Numbers USA and these other organizations that raise money off Republican donors to attack other Republicans. I am not for that. I’m not for that position. In fact, like I said, I was with the White House, and you’re going to hear —

INGRAHAM: You called President Trump’s rhetoric divisive and you blamed in party him for blowing the Virginia race, did you not on CNN. I just watched the clip five minutes ago.

TAYLOR: I will absolutely say to you as I did before —

INGRAHAM: Virginia now is a blue state.

TAYLOR: I don’t agree with you.

INGRAHAM: Oh, really? Northern Virginia, expanded government, demographic changes?

TAYLOR: Do you want me to answer your questions or are you going to keep stepping on me? I do not think that Virginia is a perpetual blue state. I think it is there. I think if we’re going to say that Bob McDonnell’s election in 2009 was a referendum on Obama’s policy, which I agree, we have to be intellectually honest. And certainly the national scene contributes to the rise in Democrat turnout all across, that’s true.

INGRAHAM: Ed Gillespie was a New Jersey guy who was a Bush guy. He tried to do the latter day populism. It didn’t work. He ran before, it didn’t work.

TAYLOR: He’s not Trump, there’s no question about that.

INGRAHAM: But you still think President Trump is divisive?

TAYLOR: Yes, sure. I think the polls show that. I support the president.

INGRAHAM: For the wall.

TAYLOR: I support the president and I support more money for the wall. You’ve been saying you support the president for many segments, however, his position is like mine on immigration. It’s the same.

INGRAHAM: We’re running out of time. American people before the illegal immigrants and you’ll win your next —

TAYLOR: I am pro American. I’m an American dreamer.

INGRAHAM: Stay with us. We’ll all dreamers first.

  • Michael Lav

    I am with rep. Scott I am against such thing as dreamers they are just illegals. and need to be deported all of them.

  • Dave Harmon

    What the hell about the dreams of AMERICAN CITIZENS and their CHILDREN? Sick of criminals and drug addicts and ILLEGALS getting treated like special lost people. Its BULL-SH*T. Send them to isis and see how much Sympathetic ideas they get. WAKE UP AMERICA

  • Martin

    They are illegal. Deport all.

  • SEMANTICS: Democrats calling ILLEGALS “Dreamers” to make them look less ILLEGAL!

    • Knowledge Transfer

      Well said! It is really as simple as this: SPONSORS PAY! Those who want to reward the theft of sovereign suicide and the costs of sovereign saboteurs should willingly advertise their willingness to ADOPT all illegals at their perpetual personal expense without one red cent of taxpayer support in perpetuity. That will surely show how serious these perverts truly are. When charity is coerced it ceases to be charity and becomes theft and violations of at least two of God’s Ten Commandments: “Thou shalt not steal”; and “Thou shalt not covet the neighbors goods.” Asking for help is one thing. Taking what you want from someone’s private property is a vastly different form of sickness. Private property do not trespass or get fired on. We own this confiscatory government. It doesn’t own us.

  • 2egypt

    Tired of my taxes going to support these illegals…dreamers or whatever you call them. We have our own to take care of, we can’t take care of the whole world. Send them back to their country, let them work to solve their own problems…try birth control.

  • metheoldsarge

    Many are quick to blame Obama for the Illegal Alien problem we have now.
    The illegal alien issue isn’t just Obama’s fault. It is an issue
    that has been ignored by both sides of the aisle for decades. This
    is a problem that could have been squelched a long time ago. The
    blame can be shared by the past ten Presidents and all the
    politicians who served in Congress since 1961. There are just as
    many Republicans as well as Democrats in that group. In my opinion,
    they were all derelict in their duty and violated their oath. Trump
    is trying to pick up where Eisenhower left off 56 years ago.

    Eisenhower tried to nip it in the bud with his Wetback program. With just a hand
    full of agents they were quite successful. They were finding and
    deporting illegals by the thousands every week. Just as they were
    getting the situation under control the Eisenhower Administration
    came to an end. That program started to slack off during the Kennedy
    Administration and continued to decrease. They
    could have continued to seriously keep the situation under control
    but chose not to. As a result,
    we have the situation now facing us.

    We need to secure our borders first. Give all illegals a deadline to leave willingly.
    Anyone caught after that date should immediately be arrested, prosecuted and given a prison term. Then transported out of the country permanently. Those who leave willingly should be given the opportunity to re-enter legally. Make the standards more realistic and easier with much less needless red tape than exists now. Allow them to have working visas so they can earn a living, pay taxes and contribute to
    rebuilding this country. Perhaps eventually become citizens.

    I have no problem with any aliens who come here legally. Most of them
    work very hard to build a life here and help to make the United
    States into the great country it became. Most respect our
    laws and customs and pay taxes. They never ask for anything
    in return other than that which they had earned. That is a big
    difference from those who come here illegally, burn our flag,
    refuse to respect our laws and customs, sponge off our
    welfare system, form gangs, terrorize and rob from our
    people and businesses, and demand we give them everything they
    want without giving anything back. That I have a problem

    We need to stop sending the billions of dollars in foreign aid to
    countries that hate us. Why pay them to hate us when I am sure they
    will be happy to hate us for nothing. Just to name a few countries,
    Mexico, Guatemala El Salvador, Honduras and Belize come to mind. The
    leaders of these countries are transporting people to our borders to
    cross over as illegals.

    The money for foreign aid we give them is supposed to help the people and
    the children. I doubt that any more then a few cents on every dollar
    (If that much.) goes to the intended recipients. Their leaders live
    in palaces that dwarf the White House. Look it up yourself and check
    it out. Makes me wonder how much of our tax Dollars go into the
    maintenance of those palaces. How much of our tax Dollars go into
    maintaining the lavish life styles of those leaders?

    Put a freeze on all their financial assets and holdings in this country.
    Impose sanctions. Put those countries off limits to American
    tourists and businesses. Start to seriously gather all the illegals
    and deport them and make those countries reimburse us. Send them the
    bill for the freebies. If they don’t pay, take it out of their
    frozen financial assets and holdings. Impose serious fines and
    punishments on all States, cities, businesses and people in this
    country who harbor illegals. Hit them in their bank accounts where
    it hurts. That is the only language they will understand. I’m not
    saying anything new. Just the things that need to be said over and
    over by a lot more people.

    We need to make it crystal clear that Mister Nice Guy is no longer in

  • D Gardner

    For years we have been told “we need to go ahead and give amnesty to one group or another. Its a humanitarian issue. Then we will get busy fixing this problem so it doesn’t happen again” So we go along with it and no immigration reform follows. Over and over again. We want ours first this time. Build the damn wall. and fix the system THEN we will talk about so called “dreamers”. Otherwise I say they are illegals send the back. If they want to be upset with someone let it be their parents who broke the law and put them in the position they are in.

  • Dianna Zerbe

    DREAMERS are “ILLEGAL” and they and all their families should be sent back to whatever country they came from! we have Americans that are homeless, that are sick without any medical care (but illegals get free medical care), Americans living on the streets. TAKE CARE OF “LEGAL” AMERICANS FIRST!