Elon Musk Responds to Corporate Media’s ‘Anti-Immigrant’ Smear: ‘Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth’

X boss Elon Musk has responded to the corporate media smearing him as “anti-immigrant” because he’s raising concerns about the border crisis and illegal immigration.

Musk, who is African-American, addressed the false label in a post on X:

“Because I am raising concerns about the flood of unvetted illegal immigrants overwhelming American cities, the press will often characterize me as ‘anti-immigrant.’

“As an immigrant myself, nothing could be further from the truth,” continued Musk, who was born in South Africa before legally immigrating to America.

“I am very much in favor of increased and expedited legal immigration for anyone who is talented, hard-working, and honest.

“It is bizarrely difficult and agonizingly slow to immigrate to the USA legally, but trivial and fast to enter illegally!

“This obviously makes no sense.”

Nearly 7.3 million migrants have illegally crossed the southwest border under Democrat President Joe Biden’s watch.

The number is greater than the individual population of 36 states.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) report for fiscal 2023 shows that the number of illegal immigrants on the non-detained docket has soared from 3.7 million in FY 2021 to nearly 4.8 million in FY 2022 to nearly 6.2 million in FY 2023.

Musk has ramped up his scorching criticism of Biden’s border policies in recent months.

He visited the U.S.-Mexico border at Eagle Pass, Texas, in September, when he declared the “situation is beyond insane and growing fast.”

When a bipartisan group of senators introduced compromise border security legislation last month, Musk was among the bill’s critics who argued it would have normalized high levels of illegal immigration.

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Last week, he called the legislation “diabolical” and argued the failed bill “deserved to die,” while mocking the corporate media coverage of the issue.

Musk responded to an X post from the Biden-Harris re-election campaign, which shared a clip from ABC News’ “Good Morning America” that discussed the bill.

The ABC News reporter said the tanked bipartisan deal included some of the “toughest reforms in decades” but “Trump pressured Republicans to kill that bill to deny President Biden a political win.”

Musk disagreed and ripped how the ABC News story framed the issue.

“People who get their news from legacy TV live in a fake alternate reality,” Musk posted on X.

“Those so-called ‘toughest reforms’ would have made invasion-level migration permanent.

“That diabolical ‘Border Bill’ deserved to die and shame on those who supported it.”

The “bipartisan border bill” included an “emergency border authority” to mandate Title 42-style expulsions of migrants when migration levels exceed 5,000 a day over a seven-day rolling average.

It also would have narrowed asylum eligibility while expediting the process from years to months, provided immediate work permits for “asylum seekers” (illegal aliens) and funded a massive increase in staffing at the border and more immigration judges to speed up the flow of migrants into America.

In addition, it included increased numbers of green cards, extra funding for NGOs and cities receiving migrants, $650 million for border wall funding, and $450 million for countries to take back and re-settle illegal immigrants.

While Biden endorsed the deal as a tough but fair way to give him the authority to solve the border crisis, Republicans in the House immediately declared it a non-starter.

Conservative opposition in the Senate quickly stacked up.

Musk has unambiguously sided with conservatives on the migrant crisis and accused Democrats of permitting high levels of illegal immigration so that they will vote blue in the future.

He has also said Democrats are reluctant to deport illegal aliens who commit crimes since it would be akin to losing potential voters.

“Dems won’t deport, because every illegal is a highly likely vote at some point,” Musk posted last month.

“That simple incentive explains what seems to be insane behavior.”

READ MORE – Elon Musk: Biden Wants the Border Open to Help Keep Democrats in Power

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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