Celebrity Chef on MSNBC: ‘There’s No Legal Way for Immigrants to Actually Enter This Country’

‘They’re fleeing really bad situations, and once they get here, they just contribute’

Celebrity Chef on MSNBC: ‘There’s No Legal Way for Immigrants to Actually Enter This Country’ (The Washington Free Beacon)

Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio claimed on MSNBC during a discussion of food policy Wednesday that "there's no legal way for immigrants to actually enter this country."

MSNBC host Ali Velshi brought up the topic of immigrants who are seeking a better life through work in the food industry. According to the Pew Research Center, illegal immigrants make up between 16 and 19 percent of bakers, cooks, dishwashers, and dining room or cafeteria attendants. Velshi asked Colicchio about the relevance of immigration to the restaurant business.

Colicchio pointed out that his fellow panelist, chef José Andrés, was an immigrant who "came to this country and just worked night and day, became a business owner and employs people now."

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