Saturday, September 2, 2017

They are 91 percent employed!’: Joy Reid annihilates guest comparing Dreamers to welfare recipients

The president of a organization dedicated to getting millennials to the polls frustrated MSNBC host Joy Reid Saturday morning when he compared undocumented immigrant “Dreamers” to welfare recipients, leading her to cut him off and explain the obvious differences to him with employment numbers. “I choose my words very carefully when I say this,” Prudhome began. “And I really want to be — I don’t want to rip my words apart, but the reality is this. Let’s take the welfare for an example — not that I’m comparing the two — but f we encourage in certain aspects of the system we encourage people to continue to stay on the program without any type of concrete assurance moving forward.”

“Wait, wait, wait, hold on a second,” a stunned Reid replied. “I’m sorry, but you brought up the welfare system as a — Okay, that is not related to DACA. I already went through and I said 91.5 percent of these young people are employed, those who are not are students or children. And one of the things that changed is once DACA happened they could actually become employed.” “Right,” Prudhome countered. “That’s phenomenal. But at the same time one in four Americans is not employed, so why not encourage them to become citizens of America?”

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