Elon Musk: ‘What’s the point of being a citizen if an illegal gets all the benefits’

Elon Musk questioned “what’s the point” of being a U.S. citizen when it seems those in the country illegally are getting “all the benefits.”

The billionaire Tesla CEO called out the Biden administration for its botched handling of the crisis at the southern U.S. border while pointing out the economic impact illegal immigrants are having on the nation. In a series of social media comments, the man who bought Twitter and rebranded it to X, pointed out the seeming perks migrants receive when they illegally enter the country.

“A few other things you probably don’t know: illegals in America can get bank loans, mortgages, insurance, driver’s licenses, free healthcare (California & New York) and in-state college tuition,” Musk wrote. “What’s the point of being a citizen if an illegal gets all the benefits, but doesn’t pay taxes or do jury duty?”

“If you’re wondering why housing is so expensive, this is a major contributor,” he added.

With a lack of housing contributing to the issue, the cost of homes in the nation hit a record high in November and interest rates have played a part as well.

“The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate climbed to a six-week high this week, pushing up borrowing costs for homebuyers already facing the challenges of rising housing prices and a shortage of homes for sale,” the Associated Press reported last month.

Musk went on to clarify his objections to the immigration situation.

“As a reminder, I am very much PRO increasing legal immigration significantly,” wrote the 52-year-old billionaire who was born in South Africa and lived in Canada before becoming an American citizen.

“I’m not anti-immigration, I’m just against a massive number of unvetted people flooding into America, which any rational person should be,” he explained.

In response to a post by President Biden last month, Musk noted “how it used to be” as he argued that new laws do not need to be enacted to solve the crisis at hand.

“No laws need to be passed,” Musk wrote. “All that is needed is an executive order to require proof before granting an asylum hearing. That is how it used to be.”

With the Senate releasing the text of the much-anticipated border bill, Musk weighed in during the overnight hours, posting that the bill will do the “total opposite” of securing the border.

Frieda Powers


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