On Tuesday, nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin lamented that he “saw two parties united against us”on comprehensive immigration reform, and suggested that “[w]e’re losing our country.”
“If we do get anything beneficial out of whatever this deal is going to be it’s going to be because starting today, you raise your voices,” stated Mark Levin. “You voice your concerns. Not because you sit back and smile, ‘Oh, “Art of the Deal.”’ No! No. No.
“We’re losing our country,” Levin continued.
Levin’s comments came after President Trump, according to CNSNews.com, during a bipartisan meeting with congressional leaders at the White House, said that “the immigration reform bill must be ‘a bill of love’ that addresses DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), ends chain migration, secures the border by building a wall, and cancels the visa lottery program.”
Below is a transcript of Levin’s remarks from his show Tuesday:
Levin: “Here’s Donald Trump today.
“Cut six, Mr. Producer. Go.”
Trump: “Thank you, Lindsey. You know, it’s very interesting because I do have people that are – let’s just, to use a very common term – far right and very far left. They’re very unhappy about what we’re doing, but I really don’t believe they have to be because I really believe this sells itself.
“And, you know, when you talk about comprehensive immigration reform, which is where I would like to get to eventually, if we do the right bill here, we are not very far away. You know, we’ve done most of it.
“You want to know the truth, Dick. If we do this properly, DACA, you’re not so far away from comprehensive immigration reform. And if you want to take it that further step, I’ll take the heat. I don’t care.”
Levin: “This is incredible to me. This was his top issue, separating himself from almost every single Republican running against him in the Republican primaries.
“His spin doctors are all over the place, saying, ‘Well, what he actually meant to say,’ and his surrogates on media and TV and radio are re-writing and restating what he said and so-forth. You heard what he just said.
“‘Mark, the “Art of the Deal.”’ Ladies and gentlemen, enough with the bumper sticker stuff. The rubber is hitting the road right now. If you oppose where this country’s headed, you need to speak out.
“It doesn’t mean you’re disloyal to the president. It means you’re loyal to your principles.
“You need to speak out.
“I am very concerned about what I saw today. All of the politics aside. I am very concerned.
“I saw two parties united against us.
“If we do get anything beneficial out of whatever this deal is going to be it’s going to be because starting today, you raise your voices. You voice your concerns. Not because you sit back and smile, ‘Oh, Art of the Deal.’ No! No. No.
“We’re losing our country.
“It started in 1965, like I said, with the Hart-Celler Act. I’m going to walk us through this. 1982, we had a Supreme Court decision out of the blue that ordered that illegal alien children have a right to public school education.
“Where did that come from? Nowhere.
“And then one federal case after another, mainstreaming illegal immigrants, mainstreaming legal immigrants where states had not mainstreamed them before.
“We have now reached a point where we can’t even discuss this issue, where when you talk about deporting people who have violated our law you’re called: inhumane, xenophobic, lacking compassion, a racist. We can’t even discuss it anymore.
“And the demographics are turning on us.
“50 years of this has worked.
“The progressives, once again, in another area of public life, have destroyed institutions.”