Mass migration is the 'single biggest driver' of conservative vote across the West

Mass migration is the 'single biggest driver' of conservative vote across the West

WATCH NOW: Michael Knowles says mass migration is the 'biggest driver' of votes

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 10/02/2024

- 15:55

The US Border Security Bill would grant the President new powers to shut down the border when crossings pass a certain limit

Host of the Daily Wire Michael Knowles says the issue of mass migration is the "single biggest driver" of voting across America and the West, as Joe Biden faces increasing pressure to secure the country's borders.

United States senators have produced a border security bill, which will help crack down on the increasing illegal crossings within the US, and provide wartime aid for Israel and Ukraine.

The $118billion bill would grant the president new powers to shut down the border when daily crossings pass a certain limit.

This comes as Border Patrol recorded 125,000 migrant interceptions in between ports of entry along the southern border in January - a reduction from nearly 250,000 in December.

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Michael Knowles says mass migration is the 'biggest driver' of votes across the West

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Joe Biden has urged for the bill to be voted on, claiming it makes the border "more secure" than it has been in decades.

The President said: "Now we’ve reached an agreement on a bipartisan national security deal that includes the toughest and fairest set of border reforms in decades. I strongly support it."

Speaker Mike Johnson has condemned the bill and said the agreement is "even worse than we expected". He claimed it will "not come close to ending the border catastrophe" and will be "dead on arrival".

Discussing the growing migration crisis ahead of the US Presidential election, US media host Michael Knowles says migration is the "biggest driver of votes" across both the US and the world.

Knowles told host Patrick Christys: "This issue of mass migration is probably the single biggest motivator of conservative voters in the United States, and not just in the United States.

"In your own country, migration was a major driver of the Brexit. In Hungary, it's led to the popularity of Viktor Orban, it's led to the election of Giorgia Meloni in Italy, and it's led to conservative movements in Spain, Germany, Sweden and elsewhere."

Knowles stated: "If we are to maintain our way of life, then at the very least we must be able to control who comes into our country and who exercises political right here.

"Unfortunately, the political elites from Washington to Brussels, everywhere in between and beyond, don't want the people of the West to have that right, and so they keep trying to ram bills such as this immigration proposal down our throats."

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Michael Knowles says the Border Security Bill 'does nothing' to protect the border

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Patrick then broke down the numbers involved in the border security bill and revealed that the majority of the money will be going to aid in Ukraine, with just over $60billion (£47.5bn) aiding efforts against Russia.

With only $20billion (£15.8bn) remaining in America, Patrick asked Knowles how Americans feel about the breakdown of funding to protect their own borders.

Knowles said: "The irony here is that the actual interest to the American people, which is curbing migration, that does not receive a red cent, actually, because all of the money set aside for it, will actually be spent to expand immigration and to expand the powers of the Secretary of Homeland Security and to expand the powers of the President to let in more illegal aliens.

"And then the rest of it goes to perhaps the second least popular issue after mass migration, and that is this war in Ukraine, that doesn't seem to have a strategic vision, that doesn't seem to be going anywhere, and that the American people are sick of sending their money to, where the money goes unaccountable, where the weapons go unaccountable, and where we don't achieve any strategic ends."

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