Glenn reveals 'unpopular' feelings on immigration

One of the livelier parts of Tuesday night's GOP debate in Las Vegas was a sparring match between Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on the issue of illegal immigration. Discussing the debate on radio Wednesday, Glenn opened up with some of his own feelings on the touchy subject, admitting what he was going to say was "really unpopular."

But first, some context from the debate.

Rubio accused Cruz of supporting the legalization of illegal immigrants in the U.S., referencing Cruz's support of an increase in H-1B visas and green cards. Cruz shot back by calling out Rubio on attempting to conflate legal with illegal immigration. Later, Cruz delivered a statement critics have held up as evidence of a weak immigration policy. The statement:

I have never supported legalization, and I do not intend to support legalization.

With "intend" being the key word here, some people have interpreted Cruz to be noncommittal in his immigration stance. Glenn, on the other hand, expressed admiration for the Texas Senator's choice of words --- especially in a world where "unless you deal with absolutes, nobody wants to talk about it."

He went on to share his own personal feelings on immigration and amnesty, prefacing it with the warning:

"I'm going to say something really unpopular," Glenn said.

What did he say? Watch the clip or read the transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: I'm going to say something really unpopular. But this is true. This is the way I feel. I would fight and fight and fight and fight to have self-deportation happen to where we cut -- we choke the jobs off. We choke the welfare off. We choke the hospitals off. We choke all of the draws that are bringing people into this country and keeping them here. I want to choke all of that off.

That will cause self-deportation in many of the cases. The rest of it, you do have to go and find these people and say, "You're -- we're evicting you. You're out." We do deport anybody who has broken the law. Well, that takes care of a lot of stuff. Then I want a wall. I -- in fact, I don't do anything without a wall. I don't do anything without real security. And it's damn near permanent because I don't want the next guy coming in, in four years and being able to turn it off. We have to have security and know who is coming in to our country and who is going out. I want all of the visas. I want to know exactly who is here, who has overstayed, and if they're overstayed, fine them and get them out of here.

So I want all those things done without question. But let's just say all of those things have just been done. Are you telling me that you will not consider somebody who has been here for 30 years and you go, "Look. I don't know. I don't even know what to do." Say you've been here for 30 years, what do I do? When all of those other things are done, you won't at least consider them?

STU: I think, yeah. I mean, I think the -- I think there's still a problem with, you know, giving someone a pass because they've broken -- you've said this before, because someone has broken a crime for three decades instead of six months, they shouldn't be worse. It's actually worse.

GLENN: They're five years old when they get here. And I'm not saying -- I'm not suggesting that we give it to them. I'm just saying, I will sit down -- after all those other things are done, I will sit down and say, "Okay. If you were five when you got here, what are we going to do? You are an American at this point. You've been in this system. And it's no fault of your own. What do we do?"

Now, I'm not having that conversation at all, ever, with anyone, except me and probably my wife until I get everything else done. Once everything else is done, then I'll be willing to say to the other side, "Okay. Well, let's look at that 5-year-old who is now 35 and see what we can do." Because now I've -- I've turned the water off.

STU: Right.

GLENN: The basement isn't flooding anymore.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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