Burgess Owens: Biden’s immigration policies will ‘defeat the dream of Americans to live the American dream’

Rep. Burgess Owens (R-Utah) joined ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Tuesday to discuss the impact of open borders, telling host Tucker Carlson that Biden’s immigration policies will “defeat the dream of Americans to live the American dream.”

“The leftists have never been our friends,” Owens said. “They are the ones that are anti-choice, they want open borders that they know is going to end up hurting those that are trying to get their first ladder up to the middle class.”

“They’re against any policy that helps us to become independent,” he continued.

“We need to pull ourselves together, start communicating and realize the polices Biden has put together right now is all about defeating the dream of Americans to live the American dream and get to the middle class.”

President Joe Biden plans to unveil the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 this week, which would create an accelerated pathway to citizenship for at least 11 million undocumented immigrants and expand the refugee program.

The proposal includes an eight-year path to citizenship for illegal immigrants — a five-year path to a green card and a three-year path to citizenship after background checks and other steps.

Politicians claim the illegal immigrant population is about 11 million, however, many suggest the number is much higher.

Carlson estimated on his show Tuesday that there were about 22 million people living in the United States illegally.

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