PAT BUCHANAN: Why would 70% of Arizonans--do you think they're bad people?--why would 70% support this law?. . .
CHRIS HAYES: No. Of course not. Look, I don't think anything.
BUCHANAN: What's your answer to solving it?
HAYES: My answer to solving it is comprehensive immigration reform. There are three planks to it that everybody talks about --
BUCHANAN: Make 'em all citizens?
HAYES: Yeah. Yes!
BUCHANAN: You're going to get 20 million more.
HAYES: No. I actually think this is true: I think there is an equilibrium level of inflow to the country, and I think that has to do with our labor markets.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: I want to respond to a point that you made, that if we wave a wand and grant amnesty to 12 million illegal immigrants, that that's going to create equilibrium. That's what Ronald Reagan thought in the mid-1980s and all it did after Reagan granted amnesty to, what?, five million --
BUCHANAN: Three million.So now we know what "comprehensive immigraton reform" is really about. Will the MSM take notice of Hayes' impolitic bout of candor?
SCARBOROUGH: Three million illegal immigrants. All it did was send a message to a lot of people in Mexico: come on up. There's not going to be any problem with it.