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Dems won’t be pleased with recently resurfaced videos of Sen. Chuck Schumer talking tough on illegal immigration


'Illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the United States legally'

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Recently resurfaced videos featuring Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) discussing border protection and illegal immigration are making the rounds on the internet.

The majority of Democrats likely won't be happy at Schumer's remarks about both.

Did Schumer say he would support a border fence?

In a 2009 video filmed at the 6th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Schumer declared that he would support a border fence spanning hundreds of miles at the U.S.-Mexico border for national safety.

He said the fence would be a "significant barrier to illegal immigration," which he called "wrong, plain and simple." He went on to criticize the politically correct terms used to discuss illegal immigrants.

"When we use phrases like 'undocumented workers,' we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelmingly oppose," Schumer said.

He added that people who enter the U.S. without proper credentials are "illegal aliens," and "illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the United States legally."

"Any immigration solution must recognize that we must do as much as we can to gain operational control of our borders as soon as possible," Schumer added.

What else did he say?

The senator continued his tirade against illegal immigration, which he said had to be addressed.

"The American people need to know that because of our efforts in Congress, our border is far more secure today than it was when we began debating comprehensive immigration reform in 2005," Schumer boasted. "Between 2005 and 2009, a vast amount of progress has been made on our borders and ports of entry."

Such progress, he noted, included construction of 630 miles of border fencing.

(H/T: The Daily Wire)

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