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Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade just can’t wrap his head around the idea that you can dial 911 for emergency assistance even if you’re an undocumented brown person.

via Media Matters

On July 23, Fox & Friends centered a discussion on how undocumented immigrants in Brooks County, Texas are “bombarding” the police department with 911 calls. [...] Kilmeade suggested Brooks County emergency response services might be strained because, “not only are they understaffed and lacking resources, now they’ve got to deal with illegal immigrants who have no business being here.” [...]

Kilmeade asked the deputy, “So those calls, you have to respond to, even though for the most part, when you get there you realize, they’re not even American citizens?

Kilmeade began his interview with the Brooks County chief deputy by playing a 911 call from an immigrant desperate for help because his cousin was “turning blue.”

Imagine the dismay of emergency responders when they arrived and found that the man who was turning blue was not even an American citizen. Shock! Horror!

Kilmeade would certainly be dismayed. He may even pause for a moment and consider letting the blue person die because they “have no business being here” anyway. They’re just “learning the hard way” that there’s a “deadly cost to crossing the border” he says.

I wonder what the reaction would be if a white American became stranded across the border in Mexico and local authorities refused to help them because they aren’t citizens.

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  • http://taste-of-ipecac.blogspot.com/ Ipecac

    You missed the point. It was okay to help the guy once he turned blue, because blue does not equal brown. We love Smurfs! We just hate Mexicans and blacks.

  • hanadora444

    So even people who are in the country perfectly legally shouldn’t get emergency services? Is there an equal problem with, say, Canadian tourists who might need to call 911? Or is the problem only with brown people?

  • Victor_the_Crab

    Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade just can’t wrap his head around the idea that…

    The only thing Brian Kilmeade manages to wrap around his head is his tie, and even then it looks as if he roped in his own face, because he’s that stupid!

  • http://vermillionbrain.blogspot.com/ Vermillion

    I wonder what the reaction would be if a white American became stranded across the border

    Kilmeade probably thinks that they project a magic Patriot Shield around themselves that prevent them from having anything bad happen to them until they reach American soil again.

  • https://www.facebook.com/Phydeaux.Speaks Bob Rutledge

    Imagine the dismay of emergency responders when they arrived and found
    that the man who was turning blue was not even an American citizen.
    Shock! Horror

    Doesn’t take much imagination to believe that actually might happen, what with the current state of the GOPTP Xtianista [what passes for a] Mind.

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