Immigrants — legal and illegal, but not the 285 native-born million Americans — are “the backbone” of the U.S. economy, says the pro-migration chief of President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security.
DHS secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the claim via Twitter April 28, when he tweeted about his purchase of lunch for his deputies at a New York restaurant run by Venezuelan immigrants:
I picked up lunch for our team during my visit to New York City today. It’s just one example of the small immigrant-owned businesses that are the backbone of our communities — and of our country.
“It’s the kind of stuff you expect from these guys — [they believe] immigrants are better than Americans,” responded Mark Krikorian, the director of the Center for Immigration Studies. He continued:
That’s the bottom line of the left. It is the radical fringe view that is now taken a central