House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was accused of exploiting migrants for cheap labor after she declared at a press conference Friday morning that they were needed to “pick the crops.”
Pelosi’s comments were in apparent reference to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) sending 50 illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard earlier this month, a move that enraged the political Left.
“Right now, the best thing that we can do for our economy is comprehensive immigration reform,” Pelosi said. “We have a shortage of workers in our country, and you see even in Florida, some of the farmers and the growers saying: ‘Why are you shipping these immigrants up north? We need them to pick the crops down here.’”
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) slammed Pelosi on Twitter, accusing her trying to exploit migrants and saying that she was a racist.
“It’s clear Pelosi and Democrats are exploiting illegal aliens and only view them as cheap labor,” Biggs tweeted. “This is what real racism looks like.”
Pelosi: "We have a shortage of workers in our country. In Florida, some of the farmers and the growers are saying 'why are you shipping these immigrants up North? We need them to pick the crops down here.'" pic.twitter.com/uCXgz0AXSB
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 30, 2022
When pressed by Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin over whether the U.S.-Mexico border is secure, Pelosi claimed, “Well, I believe that we have to have a secure border and I think that the president has a plan to address that.”
“We have a responsibility to secure our border,” Pelosi said. “We also have a responsibility to recognize the importance of newcomers to our nation. Right now, the best thing we can do for our economy is to have comprehensive immigration reform.”
"Do you believe the border is secure?"
NANCY PELOSI: "Well I believe that we have to have a secure border and I think that the president has a plan to address that." pic.twitter.com/mkhoEnxifl
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 30, 2022