America should not worry too much about protecting its porous borders from illegal immigrants because "the jobs aren't here" so they're not coming anymore, entrepreneur Sam Zell told CNBC on Wednesday.
"Personally, I can't believe in 2013 we're still having an immigration discussion," Zell asserted in a "Squawk Box" interview, responding to President Barack Obama's call for immigration reform in his State of the Union address. "This whole matter should have been resolved years ago," and he pushed for a quick resolution now.
Zell added, "I think this whole focus protecting the border, etcetera — nobody's coming to the United States anymore. The jobs aren't here."
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