“It’s no accident that California became the country’s richest state. It was the land of limitless opportunity. Even if you never made millions there, you could live in what was, in effect, a middle class paradise. That’s not true anymore. According to the census, almost a fifth of Californians now live in poverty. That’s the highest percentage in the country. California’s middle class is fleeing to Phoenix, and Reno, and Boise. Soon, the state will be comprised almost entirely of rich and poor. How did this happen? That question is rarely asked. The answer is pretty simple. Low-skilled immigration overwhelmed California. More than a quarter of the state’s entire population, as of today, is foreign-born. Again, the highest rate in the country.” – Tucker Carlson, speaking on last night’s show.