Elon Musk, the Tesla CEO and renowned entrepreneur, has intensified his criticism of President Joe Biden, alleging that Biden is intentionally permitting the surge of illegal migrants into the United States to secure a lasting political majority. Musk’s controversial remarks, shared on X (formerly Twitter), the platform he acquired nearly a year ago, have ignited a heated debate, with critics accusing him of promoting a conspiracy theory.
Musk’s Allegations and Border Policy Critique
Musk articulated his viewpoint, stating, “Biden’s strategy is very simple: 1. Get as many illegals in the country as possible. 2. Legalize them to create a permanent majority – a one-party state.” He supported his claims with a news article about Biden’s recent border policy. Critics argue that Musk’s assertions endorse a baseless conspiracy theory.
Impact on Housing Affordability Crisis
Musk emphasized the benefits and services available to illegal immigrants in the US, linking this to the nation’s housing affordability crisis. He pointed out that illegal immigrants can access bank loans, mortgages, insurance, driver’s licenses, free healthcare (in California and New York), and in-state college tuition. Musk suggested that these privileges contribute significantly to the escalating housing costs.
Musk’s Previous Stance on Immigration
This isn’t Musk’s first venture into the immigration debate. He previously visited the Texas-Mexico border, live-streaming the experience on X, and expressed support for Dutch politician Geert Wilders, known for his strict anti-immigration views. Musk, a proponent of legal immigration, had endorsed the construction of a border wall during a visit in September, aligning with Donald Trump’s stance.
In February 2023, Musk raised concerns about the surge of illegal Chinese immigrants and advocated for controlled borders and proper screening processes. Despite his criticism of illegal immigration, Musk clarified that he supports increasing legal immigration significantly. As a naturalized American citizen originally from South Africa, Musk aims to emphasize the importance of a robust legal immigration system while advocating for the enforcement of immigration laws.
Maye Musk’s Perspective
In a separate message, Maye Musk, Elon’s 75-year-old mother, shared her challenges in obtaining US citizenship, stating that it took her 12 years to become a citizen.
Stay updated on this ongoing debate as Elon Musk continues to voice his opinions on immigration and political strategies.