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'Die Hard' Actor Robert Davi Slams Democrats for Immigration Policy

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Another actor is breaking ranks with liberal Hollywood, blasting the Democratic Party’s shift toward radically lax immigration policy.

During an appearance Tuesday night on Fox Business Network, “Die Hard” actor Robert Davi railed against the congressional establishment for what he called a deliberate attempt to let illegal immigration “change the shape and the ideology of this nation.”

“They are gerrymandering the population,” Davi told host Trish Regan.

“In 1965, the Immigration and Naturalization Act, passed by [then-President] Lyndon Johnson and argued in the Senate by [Democratic Sen. Edward] Kennedy, said three things,” Davi said. “The act will not bring more immigrants to the cities, that it would not take jobs away from the American people, and they would have no lenient admissions.”

In the decades that followed, however, an alliance has been formed between Democrats and a “cabal of the GOP globalists” to use increasingly lenient immigration policy to see certain American values come out in the wash, he said.

“Every single thing that they do … they’ve let down the American people,” Davi said.

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“This is what’s happening, it’s pure and simple,” he continued. “What they want to do is change the shape and the ideology of this nation by letting people in that have not been educated in the system.”

Davi is not the first to have made such an argument regarding immigration in recent years.

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This summer, President Donald Trump and members of his administration relied on a similar argument in the unsuccessful fight to include a citizenship status question on the 2020 Census.

According to the administration and a variety of political pundits, the inclusion of unknown illegal immigrants in state and local population totals has the potential to impact decennial electoral redistricting, Reuters reported.

A joint study conducted by Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2019 suggests the illegal immigrant population includes as many as 22 million people.

Davi told Fox Business Network the impacts were not only political but deeply personal for immigrants who come to the U.S. legally.

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“Trish, I was just in New York,” Davi said. “I spoke to immigrant cab drivers from Bangladesh to the Dominican Republic, guys that are working their butts off that have been here legally.

“And they’re angry.

“But people are not being educated about the real motivation of what the Democrats are doing to this nation.”

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Andrew J. Sciascia was the supervising editor of features at The Western Journal. Having joined up as a regular contributor of opinion in 2018, he went on to cover the Barrett confirmation and 2020 presidential election for the outlet, regularly co-hosting its video podcast, "WJ Live," as well.
Andrew J. Sciascia was the supervising editor of features at The Western Journal and regularly co-hosted the outlet's video podcast, "WJ Live."

Sciascia first joined up with The Western Journal as a regular contributor of opinion in 2018, before graduating with a degree in criminal justice and political science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and worked briefly as a political operative with the Massachusetts Republican Party.

He covered the Barrett confirmation and 2020 presidential election for The Western Journal. His work has also appeared in The Daily Caller.