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Jose Diaz-Balart: 'Aryan, Blonde, Blue-Eyed People Immigrate Illegally Too' (VIDEO)

José Díaz-Balart wants you to know that immigration isn’t just a Latino issue – white, non-Hispanics immigrate illegally too.

In an appearance on MSNBC to discuss the possibility of comprehensive immigration this year, the Telemundo anchor joked that such a compromise was in white people’s interest because blonde people immigrate illegally as well:

Let’s remember that the 11 million people that are here illegally aren’t just Latinos. You know there’s some Aryan, blonde, blue-eyed people without documents too -- it's not just a Latino issue, my friends.

About 500,000 undocumented immigrants from Europe and Canada lived in the United States as of 2010, according to the Pew Hispanic Center -- some 4 percent of the total unauthorized population. By contrast, 81 percent of undocumented immigrants come from Latin America, and another 11 percent from Asia.

Check out Díaz-Balarts comments in the video above.

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