Don Lemon Shocked by Paul Rodriguez Supporting Deportation of Illegal Children

P. J. Gladnick

It wasn’t supposed to go this way. Or so CNN’s Don Lemon must have thought when he had Mexican-American comedian Paul Rodriguez on his CNN Tonight show on Wednesday.

Perhaps Lemon was expecting the standard liberal answers from Rodriguez about what to do with the illegal children flooding across the border from Central American countries. Instead, Rodriguez shocked him…with an answer that took him completely by surprise.

…RODRIGUEZ:  You know, my heart goes out to the parents that have to traumatize their kids to go through Mexico. They must go through terrible abuse. But at the same time, if we accept these children and we don’t repatriate them, it’s only going to send out a clear signal to everyone in Latin America that, if you get to America, you will stay here. And then, if you think those numbers are big now, it’s hard to trust the statistics.

LEMON: People — people may be surprised to hear that coming from someone who is an immigrant.

RODRIGUEZ: Absolutely. But, you know, there are ways to come to this country, you know. There are ways; there are legal ways. Look, once they’re here, I’m not saying to be cruel to them or anything like that. But if we — if we accept — let’s say we accept these children, we let them stay here in America, we give them good homes, what is this going to say to everybody else? Are we prepared to be overwhelmed? Because that’s exactly what’s going to happen…



The complete article, with video, is at Newsbusters.



Related: Virginia county takes on federal government that ‘refuses to do its job’

…This week, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors voted 5-1 to file a request under the Freedom of Information Act demanding to know the whereabouts of the roughly 7,000 illegal immigrants who have committed crimes, been arrested by county police and been placed in the hands of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement since 2008…


Virginia County Official Wants to Know Whereabouts of Undocumented Immigrant Criminals (video)

…”I think the public has a right to know what their federal government has done with dangerous criminal illegal aliens that a local government has handed over to them for deportation,” said Chairman Corey Stewart, who helped lead a crackdown in 2007 on undocumented immigrants who committed crimes in the county…



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