Documentary blows the lid off illegal immigration

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LAURA INGRAHAM: In the "Personal Story" segment tonight, a new documentary is making waves but not everyone is happy with it. "They Come to America" takes the viewer on an uncomfortable journey, from the rough Mexican border to the mean streets of New York and its leafy suburbs where illegal immigrants take jobs from American workers.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The builders that used to hire me and my guys come up here to get the cheap labor and they cut me right out of the picture.

Now my taxpaying American citizens aren't paying the bills anymore. Who's paying the bills. These guys. They get their checks and they send it back home.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What are you looking at right over there, those white buildings.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It is a cartel headquarters for distribution of drugs in this area. I will tell you, you go near there, you're dead. You're dead.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You guys do drug cartel.



INGRAHAM: But according to the filmmakers, it has been impossible to get the mainstream media's attention. Joining us now from New York is the filmmaker, Dennis Michael Lynch. Dennis, pretty provocative stuff. Not all that surprising to me because I've been covering this issue for many years and interviewed ranchers and property owners and people who've been on the frontlines, border patrol.

But nevertheless, you're not a political guy, right. You're not somebody who's been, you know, lobbying for immigration, amnesty or the other way around for more enforcement. You're just a filmmaker.

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH, CREATOR, "THEY COME TO AMERICA": Yes, I'm not political at all. In fact, I'm ashamed of this, I haven't voted in the past 20 years. And when I did vote 20 years ago, I couldn't tell you if I voted for the democrat or the republican.

I jumped in this topic just by chance, really. And what I came away finding -- I mean, you're not surprised because you've been in the game, I came away --


I cannot believe how bad illegal immigration is and how it is that it's affecting America. And the fact that you don't hear this on television every day. I couldn't believe what I found, Laura.


INGRAHAM: And the most shocking thing that you discovered in interviewing people at the site of the large illegal crossings all the way to the workforce was what.

LYNCH: Laura, there are more than people who want to come here to cut your lawn, crossing the border.


There are people coming here who want to cut your throat. And I'm a guy who was at 9/11 watching it like this. I saw people jumping 80 stories. What makes somebody do that.


These are violators. You know, a lot of times, people don't remember that's a part of illegal immigration. I also found people across the country who are afraid to speak about this topic because they get classified as a racist.


I found schools closing and, yet, ESL programs for illegals rising up. It makes fundamentally no sense. I know we've got the President giving out work permits to illegal immigrants when we've got 23 million out of work.


These people don't want welfare. They want jobs. America is getting crushed with illegal immigration. Crushed. And, yet, it gets tucked under the rug like it's no big deal.

It is the number one problem facing our country today and in the years to come whether you realize it or not.

INGRAHAM: I think when you talk to people who really aren't political, they're not aligned with one party or the another, they might vote republican one year and democrat the next.

They can't figure out why the United States of America, with all of her technology and all of her will and all of her brain power, can't enforce the border. And my answer to them is always because there's been an unholy alliance between the left and the right for many years not to enforce the border or to look the other way oftentimes.

LYNCH: Laura, everybody's guilty here. This is not a blue or red problem. This is an American problem, OK. We've got people crossing our borders. We've got people taking jobs and undercutting Americans. And we just don't seem to care.

And I'll tell you what. There are people who care. There are millions of people watching you tonight saying, "Thank goodness. Somebody is finally telling the real story."

If they go to and order the DVD, Laura, I send them three because I want them to take the other two and send them out to a swing state or I want them to take somebody who doesn't think that illegal immigration is the problem it is.

I will not stop this fight, Laura, until everybody knows about the film.

INGRAHAM: Mr. Lynch, we appreciate it, shut out by the mainstream media.

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