Monday, July 28, 2014
George Will Downplays Border "Crisis," Says that The Idea that Nation Cannot Assimilate Children is "Preposterous"
Columnist George Will Sunday downplayed concerns about the surge in underage undocumented without adult guardians. “We ought to say to these children, ‘Welcome to America. You’re going to go to school, get a job, and become Americans,’” Will said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday.
Will dismissed objections that the country can’t assimilate the 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have been appearing at the U.S. border with Mexico. “We have 3,141 counties in this country,” he said. “That would be 20 per county. The idea that we can’t assimilate these eight-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous.”