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On Hannity Thursday night, Geraldo Rivera and Jeanine Pirro got into a heated battle over the necessity of undocumented migrant workers in the United States. Rivera has long been empathetic toward undocumented immigrants, which has led to many clashes with his Fox News compatriots who do not share his empathy. While the discussion Thursday started civil enough, it quickly devolved into Rivera and Pirro just trying to yell over each other, or even at each other.
While Pirro argued that, with millions of Americans unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic, they should be given the jobs these migrant workers are doing. Rivera argued that Americans are not going to work the fields like migrant workers do. Rivera’s ace in the hole was the fact that undocumented migrant workers were deemed essential by the Trump administration last year just as the pandemic was beginning to pick up steam.
“They were feeding America,” Rivera said. “When we were afraid to go to the corner store, how do you think the lettuce and the broccoli and onions were getting there? Because these people were risking their lives to pick the fruits and vegetables that were feeding Americans during the height of the pandemic.”