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Rick Sanchez and Lee Camp of RT America trivialise efforts to enforce U.S. immigration laws

The otherwise informative and insightful News With Rick Sanchez bulletin of 11 October trivialised attempts by the the U.S government to enforce its immigration laws. This is in contrast with the treatment of illegal immigration by Mike Papontonio, presenter of RT's America's Lawyer in Corporations defend DACA: Don’t deport our cheap labor! (10/10/19) its most recent weekly episode. (Both programs are embedded within this article.)

Near the end of RT America's News with Rick Sanchez, the usually insightful and informative presenter, Rick Sanchez, together with Lee Camp, the presenter of Redacted Tonight spoke mockingly of how the U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security Kevin MacAleenan was confronted by a group of pro-refugee protestors at Georgetown:

Lee Camp: I talk about how the Secretary for Homeland Security Kevin MacAleenan, went to speak at Georgetown and protestors stood up - protesters unhappy with the way we are treating immigrants at the border - migrants, refugees, and they shouted him down and he tried many times to speak -probably lasted about seven minutes and eventually just left. And for, that's my Super Bowl. I was sitting there with my phone there in the one hand.

Rick Sanchez: Yes!

Lee Camp: I was having a blast.

Rick Sanchez: It seemed to me when I was watching that Video that he probably could have challenged them a little bit and said "Let's talk about this." He exited real early. I think he's a bit of a wuss. I don't know.

Lee Camp: (laughs)

Rick Sanchez: Because we all know that a guy who just came to the United States not long ago and is making minimum wage. (raises his hand, shakes and points to Lee Camp) He's the problem!

Lee Camp: Yes!

Rick Sanchez: He's why America's in its downfall!

The full 28 minute episode is embedded below.

In contrast, on 10 October, one day prior to this, Mike Papantonio, presenter of America's Lawyer, presented in the episode, Corporations defend DACA: Don’t deport our cheap labor! a sober and informed discussion of how many large U.S. corporations use cheaper labour from the migrants that U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security Kevin MacAleenan was trying to stop from illegally entering the United States to undercut the wage and working conditions ofthe United States' current workforce. That video is also embedded below.

 

The News with Rick Sanchez - 11 October 2019 (17:00 ET)

 

Corporations defend DACA: Don’t deport our cheap labor! - 10 Oct 1019

 

Appendix: Lee Camp applauds the silencing of a differing point of view

RT's Redacted Tonight, hosted by Lee Camp, has, for years effectively spoken up against the crimes and lies of the ruling elites of the United States and its allies, with parody, humour as well as sound and insightful reporting. One exception to this is Redacted Tonight's ill-considered and strident advocacy for immigrant rights. In the latest episode of 12 October 2019, Lee Camp has taken this much further and has clearly violated one basic principle of investigative journalism. He has unashamedly applauded the censorship of view opposed to mass immigration and the enforcement of the United States' immigration laws. As he explains in the video, he considers this view to be so odious that 'refugee rights' advocates are entitled to silence them at public meetings such as Secretary for Homeland Security Kevin MacAleenan was, as shown in the video footage of the meeting at Georgetown University. As far as I am aware, MacAleenan's 'repugnant' views are supported by the overwhelming majority of United Staes' citizens.

The following is Trump official shut down, class solidarity from the rich, attack drones the 12 October episode of RT's Redacted Tonight.

The episode starts off with the host Lee Camp celebrating the way that Secretary for Homeland Security Kevin MacAleenan was shouted down by crown of refugee and immigrant advocates at a public meeting at Georgetown University. Camp describes Kevin MacAleenan as "a piece of shit" and a "sack of garbage".

Later on, he says, "I think it's very important that we as citizens of this fine nation give him a chance to tell us about all the wonderful things he does you know maybe he'll tell us how he he can fit a child in a small Tupperware container and maybe maybe he'll let us know how to best teach he'll let us know how to best teach Border Patrol agents to be so very racist …"

However MacAleen was not given a chance to explain the U.S. government's immigration laws, border control policies and why the government felt them to be necessary. Each time he tried to speak, he was shouted down by the crowd.

Eventually, Kevin MacAleenan gave up and left without being able to put his case to the meeting - an outcome which Lee Camp applauded.

Comments

The following was posted to YouTube beneath a copy of the broadcast of RT America's "News With Rick Sanchez" edition of 11 October [1]:

The otherwise informative and insightful "News With Rick Sanchez" bulletin of 11 October trivialised attempts by the the U.S government to enforce its immigration laws. This is in contrast with the treatment of illegal immigration by Mike Papontonio, presenter of RT's America's Lawyer in Corporations defend DACA: Don’t deport our cheap labor! (10/10/19) - its most recent weekly episode.

I challenge Rick Sanchez, Lee Camp or both to interview Secretary for Homeland Security Kevin MacAleenan whom you mocked on that program, or anyone from the United States ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agency and put to him what you said in your discussion.

In the most recent edition of Redacted Tonight (19/10/19 - still not published, so far only broadcast live), Lee Camp correctly labels the United States a "rogue nation" for all of its wars of aggression, proxy wars, sanctions and other criminal meddling in the affairs other countries around the world in recent years - Libya, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Palestine, Lebanon, Cuba, Nicaragua, Yemen, etc. [1]

Unlike in his guest appearance in the 11 October episode of "The News With Rick Sanchez", referred to just above, Lee Camp did not include efforts by the United States' Immigration Control and Enforcement (ICE) agency to enforce immigration laws as an example of rogue behaviour by the United States. Just possibly the comment I made on YouTube last Sunday 13 October may have influenced Lee Camp to desist from this misreporting. However that comment has since disappeared from that page. That is also a concern.

Footnote[s]

[1] In fact, the U.S. has been meddling destructively in other countries' affairs since 1945 after Harry S. Truman, previously installed, by Democratic Party apparatchiks, into the office of Vice President instead of the vastly more popular Henry Wallace, succeeded the deceased President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) as President of the United States. (This is described by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick in their Untold History of The United States.) Prior to that the United States had been waging war against Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and the Japanese Empire on the same side as a number of large popular liberation movements. President Truman later turned the United States' guns on these same liberation movements, starting with Korea in August 1945. Already, prior to that, in October 1944, Churchill had, turned the guns of the British Army onto the Greek ELAS Resistance movement From 1948 the U.S., instead of Britain, helped reactionary forces in Greece.