A panel on Jesse Watters’ Saturday afternoon show exploded after a guest explained that immigration to the U.S. is actually at the lowest it’s been in the last 46 years.
Guest Cathy Areu of Catalina Magazine shared the statistic, which contradicts the Republican narrative that the country is facing a crisis which needs to be fixed with a wall and by separating migrant children from their parents and locking them in cages inside abandoned Walmarts.
“The economy in Mexico is better than ever,” Areu said. “The economy here is not better than it’s been—it’s been a worse problem in the past, this is not the worst it’s been.”
Another guest continued to screech the words “modern day slavery!” over her.
Host Jesse Watters refused to believe that the statistics showing that there is no crisis and that immigration is down because fewer people want to come here.
“I don’t think that’s a good argument, that it’s not the worst that it’s been,” he said. “Don’t you think the rest of our country should be as secure as our airports?”
Cannibalism on rise among polar bears, say Russian scientists
Cases of polar bears killing and eating each other are on the rise in the Arctic as melting ice and human activity erode their habitat, a Russian scientist said Wednesday.
"Cases of cannibalism among polar bears are a long-established fact, but we're worried that such cases used to be found rarely while now they are recorded quite often," said polar bear expert Ilya Mordvintsev, quoted by Interfax news agency.
"We state that cannibalism in polar bears is increasing," said Mordvintsev, a senior researcher at Moscow's Severtsov Institute of Problems of Ecology and Evolution.
$1,750+ ticket prices for South Carolina debate spark outrage
"I think it speaks to the fundamental, endemic corruption of the Democratic Party establishment that you had to pay... multiple thousands of dollars to get into that room."
Unusually loud booing and jeering directed disproportionately at Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren during Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate—particularly when the senators criticized billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg—sparked probing questions about the class composition of the audience packed inside the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Ex-GOP senator hammers lawmakers quaking in their boots out of fear of Trump: ‘Why are you there?’
Appearing on CNN on Wednesday morning, retired Sen. William Cohen (R-ME) hammered members of his own party still sitting in the Senate who refuse to take on Donald Trump, saying they are failing the country and themselves by standing by in fear.
Speaking with CNN hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto, Cohen said kowtowing to the president is nothing new, but has grown worse over the past ten years.
"Some of it has to do with external pressures, that of social media, talk radio, specific channels that have a particular view and then hammer that view home to the constituents who then pressure the members of Congress," he explained. "But you have to ask yourself: Why are you a senator? Why are you there? Are you acting out of sheer fear that if you speak up and take a position that's controversial you'll be punished?"