'They Come to America'
New documentary takes hard look at immigration
- Duration 6:54
- Date Jun 17, 2012
New documentary takes hard look at immigration
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So as we've been saying President Obama bypassing congress.
Changing the rules some might argue on immigration it is a new documentary out it's called they come to America and it asked those who would be affected by this.
If they plan to stay in the United States and listen their answer may surprise you.
I don't want.
Mentioned here in this country so I won't make -- and this can have a talk to my.
When -- sitting through this you really -- -- wannabe Americans and honestly because.
United States and is not that the best on the war you know -- -- change.
To more today but you pay for me.
To -- my son play for yourself.
Lot of focus morning on the US Mexico border Denis lynch is an immigration expert and in the maker behind that document that we just -- joins us this morning Cecile on this Father's Day Michigan -- early -- -- thanks for having me first of all.
I only became an immigration expert -- and made a movie about it.
And secondly before we going to any questions I'd like to say is that I have not voted.
More than once.
Have that impact on the -- I yes but I've I've only able voted once in my entire adult life has about twenty years ago I could tell you what voted for.
I'm not political.
So when I mean this film might try to go right down and then right and when I come away with -- -- That the president of the United States on Friday kicked in the teeth twenty million American workers who wore out of work.
And their children.
I traveled this country in making this in this movie I did what the president should be doing.
I found people sleeping in the snow because they don't have work.
I found people down in Florida -- trying to get jobs we can't get jobs because they don't speak Spanish.
Let's talk with that because that is a really interest -- debate have been a number of studies over the past few years that have said that.
That this notion that illegal immigrants take jobs from American workers is simply not true story last week home people hiring 40000.
And it became -- and we have a story today where we're talking about young kids are coming home from college simply.
Are deciding not to work -- -- wanna take summer jobs anymore so is this true -- illegal immigrants take jobs from American workers.
What they do is they undercut.
American workers who have American workers who need to make certain amount of money.
In order to be able to pay their bills and pay for their families and then you have.
Illegals coming in working for half the price they don't have to pay taxes who's paying the bills.
Who's paying the bills in this country.
-- what do you know what I'd love to do I'd love to sit down President Obama and have him watch my film.
And -- explained to me how what is that allowing these millions of students because it's not 800000.
Haven't got millions you're saying it's more like you know what's Demille lo and it's in the millions and it's -- kids just only kids were talking about people -- thirty years ago.
I'd love to be called a kid when I was thirty years old.
Okay we're talking about something that is fundamentally.
Killing the people in this country who cannot find jobs.
So I go back to the fact of showing my my -- to President Obama impossible.
Everybody on the left everybody Hollywood film festivals cable BOD you name it.
My movie has been.
Squashed round table without yet totally really every film festival in the country turned me down what do they do you think you should that you don't that your youth you have no political agenda and no political ties the political agenda that I haven't gotten donations from anybody I'm not a -- -- but I of people all this on my own -- What do they -- -- when they turn you down very -- and take on illegal immigration.
Because you know why couldn't American face on -- on -- operation and this is not to say I don't feel terrible for some of those kids who brought over.
We don't you just saw you just saw one of the -- -- on the monitor here.
-- what we need to take care of Americans first we can't fix these problems.
-- that this is the way that he's gonna handle things but.
Do we turn a blind eye to what what do we do there are millions of undocumented workers cheered -- illegals.
Here -- what do we do we can't deport them all the math just.
I slept not real.
I slept on the border for three days -- there.
I so who's coming over the border.
He says those borders unprotected.
-- protected there wide open I have a movie that shows it and they won't let it go out.
So what I do is I invite everybody today come to America dot com you buy a dvd I'll send you three up -- -- for.
You take those that -- dvds and you send them out for the swing states people who you know and those swing states they watch this movie.
They won't have to worry about who is they should've left -- the argument is in Marco Rubio it's.
You know putting forth a version of the DREAM Act which supports not amnesty and not citizenship but very similar to what president just rolled out this week.
And bill -- saying on frightening it's fair some formal work permit.
Some -- -- work -- were after all weren't giving these kids an education here in large part the United States do we want them to become doctors.
And go back somewhere else to become a doctor or do we want them here is a skilled worker in the United States I want my son become adopt.
-- -- my son become but is that person taking your son's ability a way to become a doctor I guess that's the question -- it you know.
Even at a Bloomberg.
Says we need immigrants to come in from other countries in order to stabilize our economy.
What about start to put that morning in any Jeanne tore broken schools that's the week at these kids in America.
To get off the texting and getting back to work -- astonishing a fifteen year old -- In your in your and your and you name it.
It's -- a long life.
I'm glad I'm.
I want you know -- lie low and joyful moment if -- Real quickly to redress when asked what can we do with this tremendous amount of -- you what do we you can't you cannot.
Address that to you close up those borders but if you want -- quick answer.
You put things into place.
Tomorrow what you verifying -- this problem solved and then you've got a much smaller problem to deal.
The fact of the matter is that congress is ignoring us and the American people for years I represent the normal average every gay guy who just wants to take the remote control.
And throw it at the television.
Because they can't take it anymore.
So you know what I say -- -- -- people out there not gonna give up we keep on pushing my movie.
And and that's it so what's the website where can people go to -- -- the movie and share with -- -- come to America dot com they come to America dot com -- and and I'm not putting any money in my pocket over.
You know -- -- we appreciate you telling your story distinctive for having me because you know it's only fox and fox radio stations that have me ya know I've looked to be -- and Hannity or right.
We don't talk to about it all day long about how artists -- that goes up yeah well hey I'm Levittown guy count -- I only have come -- -- -- yeah.
And what that's like so much Denis lynch is an immigration expert and a documentary filmmaker behind this film Denis let's hear it there but thank you -- for joining us thank you appreciate it.