Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday argued immigration reform that includes de facto amnesty represents the “mother of all scams.”

“If you take a body of 11, 12 million immigrants who have an average education of tenth grade and you give them access to 80 different means-tested welfare programs, including Obamacare, Soc. Security, and Medicare, who is going to pay for that? There is polling data that shows overwhelming majority of such arrivals are not here to join the Tea Party,” Limbaugh said.

“They believe in Big Government. They believe in command-and-control government over their lives.  It’s just what they believe,” he added.

That’s when Limbaugh proclaimed that “amnesty is the mother of all scams.” However, it’s the “fig leaf” that enables the real scam, he explained.

The fig leaf is the hollow promise that the border will be secured first, according to Limbaugh.

Listen to the audio via the Daily Rushbo below: