- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales joked in a recent interview that he would offer “cheap labor” for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

“To the gentleman who wants to build a wall, I offer cheap labor,” the former comedian said in Spanish during a Facebook Live interview posted Tuesday by The New York Times en Español, The Hill reported.

“We have high-quality labor, and we’ll gladly build,” Mr. Morales said. “Tell us the dimensions and we know how to do it.”

The Guatemalan president took a more serious tone when asked his thoughts on U.S. immigration reform.

“We will contribute,” he said, as translated by The Hill. “We believe — although I have no reason to involve myself in U.S. migratory policy — we believe that it is necessary to think about migratory reform where many people who are there in an irregular manner will be regularized.”

Mr. Morales reportedly argued that legalizing undocumented immigrants would benefit the U.S. economically because those immigrants would “contribute more and pay more taxes.”


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