July 04, 2013

Dennis Michael Lynch talks 'They Come to America II'

Guests: Dennis Michael Lynch

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," July 4, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST : And welcome to this special edition of "Hannity: The Cost of Amnesty." Now, as the first comprehensive immigration reform legislation in decades winds its way through Congress, are you really getting the full picture? For the next hour we're going to be taking a look at a documentary film called, "They Come to America II, The Cost of Amnesty."

And I'm joined by the filmmaker, Dennis Michael Lynch. But before we get into the details, let's take a look at one clip.


DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH, FILMMAKER: Americans feel as if we're taking care of non-U.S. citizens before we're taking care of our own. Why is that?

KING: Part of it is, it's the impression of the government gives they go out of the way to try to show how compassionate they are. To show how we're all concerned about people all over the people. How we are not going to turn our backs on people who've come across the border and the person who is most often forgotten is the average man, the average woman who try to live in a safe neighborhood, in a decent house and get their kids to the school. They're the people who have no lobbies in Washington. They are just basically on their own, they feel that way and just if I was so.

LYNCH: That is unacceptable.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you know how many illegal aliens that we have in this State of Maryland alone, 295,000.

LYNCH: Listen, you got to times that number by two to five. The thing there is going on with these illegals is that they show up at their rallies, they've got hundreds and hundreds and thousands of people.

Congress works on numbers, if I don't see hundreds of people at this thing tonight, how--I can only feel so bad. We can only feel so bad.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Come back and give us the results.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, that's if I don't get shot.


LYNCH: Alright.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: America is a nation of laws. It is our rule of law which really separates us from the rest of the world. It provides an infrastructure that gives people the opportunity to realize what they call the American Dream. There was a time during the history of our country to ban American Blacks who look like me, while they had it right in the Constitution that all men are created equal in the sight of God. But many of our founders did not live it up in principle, slavery. Racism is something that makes white man very uncomfortable. If you want to really insult and offend someone, call them a racist.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why do you have so much contempt for your audience?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They cannot use at court racism because they are not being discriminated. They are being criticized because what they do is actually escape the law.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If you don't want to be called racist, you need to stop denying that your race -- you know, you're--not any more.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: These illegals have no idea what racism means. Racism is being told, "I can rape your mother and your daughter and there's nothing you can say about it."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I was born in Guatemala.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Your statement offended me because I am not.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Racism is being told to give up your seat and the only seat that you could possibly have is on the back seat of the bus.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They don't call me to take away the things that belongs to the people concerned.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To even try to put their cause at the same level, that kind of ugly racism where people lost their lives, lost their lives because were killed generations deep is laughter. It's laughter.


HANNITY: And joining us now, filmmaker, Dennis Michael Lynch. How are you? Pretty powerful stuff.

LYNCH: Thank you for having me here.

HANNITY: Well, especially in light of what just went on, this isn't a surprise. Well, let's start at the beginning, how did you get involved in this?

LYNCH: Oh, that's such a long story, I mean I've never been a political guy. I'm an Independent, you know, and I was aiming towards a Hollywood career doing things with Christie Brinkley and Alec Baldwin.

HANNITY: You have my sympathy on that one.

LYNCH: Listen, I--we feel the same way.


LYNCH: And, long story short, I saw a guy protesting on the side of a 7-11 against illegal workers pulled over. He said a couple of things to me and before you know it, I'm a hungry filmmaker going to make an illegal immigration movie, but I'm sitting here today as a concerned citizen because what I found out isn't what you're seeing on television.

HANNITY: What did you find?

LYNCH: Oh, well depends on what you want to talk about. You want to talk about people who are unemployed and can't get jobs because they're being taken by illegals or do you want to talk about the passports and the Chinese signs that I'm seeing down in the desert that Congressman Peter King was surprised when I showed it to him. What I--you know, Sean I--let me say this, we--I find us as a country in a place of time when the President of the United States and members of Congress care more about the well-being of illegal aliens than they do with the American citizens.

HANNITY: It's interesting because the recent Senate bill, CBO said wages will go down, unemployment will go up. Does that not confirm what you just said?

LYNCH: Oh goodness. I don't think anybody understands what the unemployment lines are going to be like in this country. I have been an entrepreneur in my entire life. And about a month ago, Marco Rubio saw on television cheering for his bill and he says, "Yeah, they're not going to get an entitlement and they're not going to get Obamacare." I'm sitting back watching this, immediately realizing that that's the silver bullet to the workers heads. Then you see Ted Cruz now is talking about how it is cheaper to hire an illegal than it is to hire an American citizen. That is going to go across every industry up and down.

If you're at home right now and you're a UPS driver and you think you're okay. Let me tell you something, you're not.

HANNITY: What about the weapon that Armstrong was talking about and you were discuss saying that is that if you are against a path to citizenship where legalization of those that didn't respect their laws on sovereignty, you are a racist.

LYNCH: You know--

HANNITY: That's effective.

LYNCH: Yeah.

HANNITY: Is it not what.

LYNCH: It's effective but, you know, one thing my film does, it diffuses that entire argument. I walked into these cities and show my film and I have protesters standing outside calling me a racist, throwing things at and you name it. I say to them, "Come inside, watch the film, talk to the people that are inside." By the end of those sessions, they're going to take pictures with me. Okay? It's a baloney argument. And when you get something like Schumer, right? Schumer is now saying, "Well, if you don't give them the pathway, they're going to be marching in the streets."

That's divisive behavior. America doesn't need that. America needs a leader and leadership that brings people together, not separate.

HANNITY: President though lives of this. Republicans run dirty air and water. So this is a common tactic. You don't think it has any impact?

LYNCH: No, and you know what? I really don't because I've traveled this country by car. Okay? Four times making these films. I have seen every school that's closed, I've seen every person on unemployment line, and I've talked to a countless Americans. Not one person has ever said to me, "I can't stand those Latinos." What they say is, "I don't like the special treatment that illegals are getting. What about me? I'm the American citizen. What about me being first?"

HANNITY: What is the biggest cost? We know the impact on the educational system, criminal justice system, healthcare system. What do you think is the biggest cost?

LYNCH: I know what the biggest cost is.


LYNCH: The American spirit is broken, it's broken. And I could tell you, when that Senate bill passed, more viewers than you realized felt defeated.

They see America falling off the cliff. And if this bill as it's written, passes the House, forget it. You're going to see this country go into a place that you and I cannot even begin to fathom.

First of all, we're going to only have a one party system. Second of all is where we talked about the unemployment list. But third of all, from what I see going on in that border and my film catches it like no other film, we will have September 11's like you just saw in Boston? Let me tell you some, they just shut down that whole city. Every terrorist in this country and waiting to get into this country, so how effective that two pressure cookers can shut down entire city? There's no more need for air planes.

HANNITY: Alright, we're going to--as a matter of fact, we'll pick it up right there. When we come back. Up next, each what makes border security important to you, and I'm not talking about immigration or jobs or drug smuggling or the economy. It is that threat we were just discussing of terrorism and what could happen if the terrorist was able to sneak across the Mexican border. We'll have that and more as the special edition of Hannity continues.

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