Tech mogul and multi-billionaire Elon Musk isn’t shy when it comes to giving his opinion.
And the inventor and innovator is well-known for statements that have offended people on both sides of the political spectrum.
But Musk just made an observation that will have most Americans yelling “heck yeah” and cheering.
Musk weighs in on illegal immigration
Elon Musk just wrote a series of posts on his social media platform X addressing the issue of illegal immigration and how Biden has handled the crisis.
He called out several services and benefits that illegal aliens get when they come to the U.S., and he also made a case that the issue is compounding the housing affordability problem.
Musk wrote, “A few other things you probably don’t know: illegals in America can get bank loans, mortgages, insurance, driver’s licenses, free healthcare (California and New York), and in-state college tuition. What’s the point of being a citizen if an illegal gets all the benefits, but doesn’t pay taxes or do jury duty?”
He added, “If you’re wondering why housing is so expensive, this is a major contributor.”
According to recent data, housing prices in the United States hit a new record high in November in tandem with a major inventory shortage, while mortgage rates are close to the highest level seen in two decades thanks to the Federal Reserve’s “fight” against inflation.
The Fed’s decision has caused many potential sellers to stay in their homes as they likely prefer to remain locked into their lower-rate mortgages than take on a higher one.
As homebuyers struggle to navigate the housing market, renters are also feeling the pinch.
The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard found that the number of American renters who are “cost burdened” by their housing payment hit an all-time high of 22.4 million in 2022.
A renter is considered “cost burdened” if they spend over 30% of their income on rent and utilities, and the number of 22.4 million accounts for approximately half of all U.S. tenants.
Musk does say he supports legal immigration
For his part, Musk is a legal immigrant who was born and raised in South Africa and moved to Canada at the age of 18 before he became a naturalized American citizen.
He made it clear that he does support legal immigration, despite his strong opposition to the current state of affairs, which allows illegal immigration to be the norm.
“As a reminder, I am very much PRO increasing legal immigration significantly. 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 wrote in a separate post.
Musk also said that Biden and lawmakers who have pushed for a border bill could have resolved the issue without passing new laws if they had simply issued an executive order that would fix the current asylum rules.
“No laws need to be passed. All that is needed is an executive order to require proof before granting an asylum hearing. That is how it used to be,” he said.
Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.