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Pelosi Claims Florida Farmers Need Illegal Immigrants to ‘Pick the Crops’

'We have a shortage of workers in our country... '

(Headline USA) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., claimed this week that southern states like Florida need illegal immigrants to “pick the crops,” saying there was a shortage of workers in the U.S.

When asked during a press conference on Friday whether Democrats were concerned about the border crisis, Pelosi said that while “we have a responsibility to secure our border, we also have a responsibility to recognize the importance of newcomers to our nation.”

“Right now, the best thing that we can do for our economy is comprehensive immigration reform,” she said.

Pelosi then slammed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other GOP governors who have shipped illegal immigrants out of their states to leftist cities like New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

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“We have a shortage of workers in our country, and you see even in Florida, some of the farmers and the growers saying, ‘Why are you shipping these immigrants up North? We need them to pick the crops down here,'” she said.

Critics slammed Pelosi’s tone-deaf remark and pointed out its irony: 

Others pointed out the lack of outrage in the media: 

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This isn’t the first time Pelosi has berated Latinos. When she was confronted by a number of Hispanic protesters who were upset with Democrats’ slow-moving immigration reform, Pelosi suggested they were too stupid to understand the situation.

“You don’t know what you’re talking about,” she told the group.

This year alone, more than 2.1 million illegal immigrants have entered the country. In August, Border Patrol officers encountered more than 200,000 migrants crossing the border illegally.

Amidst this unprecedented surge, Republican leaders have decided to force hypocritical “sanctuary cities” to start sharing the burden of the border crisis, sending thousands of illegal immigrants to different parts of the country every month.

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