Al Sharpton on Immigration
Reverend; Civil Rights Activist; Democratic Candidate for President
A: Absolutely. I think that immigration policies are antiquated and in many cases biased. You see there's a much different policy at the Canadian border than at the Mexican border. I'd have one policy. I'd have it more relaxed, just for opportunity.
Clearly, Mexicans are treated in a discriminatory manner by this country. We close the borders but allow a few to come here illegally, and turn our heads as long as they agree to be slaves or the closest thing to a slave that you can be. But don't let them come here with any self-respect or ambition. If they agree to wash the dishes in our restaurants or clean our homes or watch our children for the lowest wages imaginable, off the books, then welcome to America. That isn't a foreign policy that will ever work for long. It's time to negotiate real deals with Mexico that benefit both us and them.
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