Despite what you might be hearing from incompetent Texas hunters and the president of the United States these days, “there’s hardly an immigration crime wave in this country” right now, Seth Meyers told viewers Wednesday night—citing a series of studies over many years.
With a net loss of 140,000 Mexicans between 2009 and 2014, the Late Night host said, “That’s right, America has turned into a bad movie and people are walking out.” But Trump disputes that fact, suggesting that “nobody knows” how many undocumented immigrants there are in the country.
“We do know what the number is,” Meyers said. “Just because you don’t know, doesn’t mean no one knows.”
During his campaign, Trump promised Americans a “beautiful” wall on the southern border, demonstrating with his hands that there would be sensors “above and below” ground. “Trump thinks we need a hand gesture to explain what ‘below’ means,” Meyers said, shaking his head. “He may be a terrible president, but he’d be great at a game of douchebag charades.
“So Trump wants to spend as much as $20 billion on a wall that even some Republicans think won’t work, but don’t worry, Trump adviser Stephen Miller said there’s no need to worry about who will pay for the wall,” Meyers added, showing a clip of Miller claiming the wall will “pay for itself many, many, many times over.”
“I know what you’re thinking,” Meyers said, “I thought Mexico was going to pay for the wall.”
In addition to the wall, Trump is using executive orders to try to increase deportations and even reduce legal immigration. “Look, these immigration policies are cruel, unnecessary and ineffective,” Meyers said. “Even many Republicans think so. Those Republicans and Democrats should stand up to Trump.”