Joy Reid Compares Border Security Advocates To Segregationists

MSNBC host Joy Reid has long maintained a reputation for injecting her own brand of far-left racial rhetoric into topics of all sorts, including when she recently criticized Iowa for having too many White Christians.

Since then, she invited Paola Ramos, a former Hispanic media director for failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, to discuss the topic of illegal immigration. It did not take long for Reid to find a perceived connection between Republican efforts to secure the nation’s southern border and the era of racial segregation across much of the South.

Reacting specifically to the pushback of U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) to a Supreme Court ruling that permits federal authorities to remove the razor wire Texas officials installed along a portion of its border with Mexico, Reid claimed that “it sounds like the old Southerns who said that we will resist integration by any means necessary.”

In her lead-up to the interview, Reid grudgingly acknowledged that even Democrats are beginning to bristle at the constant flow of unvetted migrants into communities nationwide, though she dutifully found a way to place the blame on Republicans in border states that have been overwhelmed by illegal immigration for years.

“While it’s an issue that animates Republicans, intentionally, it’s also an issue that’s animating more and more Democrats in blue states because Republican states like Texas and Florida have sent migrants their way to gin up outrage,” she claimed.

For her part, Ramos utilized a series of buzzwords and euphemisms in her transparent effort to deny that illegal immigration is, in fact, against the law.

She accused Americans who favor secure borders of “tapping into this sort of visceral tribalism” and “xenophobia” by implying that “these immigrants are fundamentally destroying that American Dream.”

Roy was one of several prominent Texas Republicans who expressed outrage over the Supreme Court decision, asserting that state officials have a “duty under the Constitution” to protect its borders, particularly when the Biden administration refuses to enforce immigration laws at the federal level.

“And if the Supreme Court wants to ignore that truth, which a slim majority did … Texas leaders still have the duty to defend their people,” he proclaimed. “It’s like, if someone’s breaking into your house and the court says, ‘Oh, sorry, you can’t defend yourself.’ What do you tell the court? You tell the court to go to hell. You defend yourself and then figure it out later.”