The left can’t handle the truth on illegal immigration

The left can’t handle the truth on illegal immigration, by Paul Mirengoff.

During an interview with John Burnett of NPR, White House chief of staff John Kelly said the following about illegal immigrants:

The vast majority of the people that move illegally into the United States are not bad people. They’re not criminals. They’re not MS-13. Some of them are not. But they’re also not people that would easily assimilate into the United States into our modern society. They’re overwhelmingly rural people in the countries they come from — fourth, fifth, sixth grade educations are kind of the norm. They don’t speak English, obviously that’s a big thing. They don’t speak English. They don’t integrate well, they don’t have skills. They’re not bad people. They’re coming here for a reason. And I sympathize with the reason. But the laws are the laws. But a big name of the game is deterrence.

Leftist outlets immediately labeled these comments racist. But factually supported statements about the educational attainment, language skill, and success assimilating of illegal immigrants do not indicate racism.