Columnist and author of “Adios, America,” Ann Coulter stated, regarding GOP presidential candidates and border security “if they won’t put a wall on the border they’re not serious about it” on Wednesday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel.
Coulter said, “I think people should be looking for — for one thing, every other candidate on stage ought to be thanking Donald Trump, because otherwise it would have been me and a few other political obsessives watching. Now, you’re going to have ratings like, if not the Super Bowl, at least the World Series, I’d think, because Donald Trump is there. But one of the main things you look for is nonsense about, ‘Oh, yes, of course we want to secure the border, but not a wall.’ Look, if they won’t put a wall on the border they’re not serious about it. You have Chris Christie saying [paraphrasing] ‘Yes, we want to secure the border, but I’ve seen the human spirit. A wall won’t work.’ You have Jeb Bush saying it’s an ‘act of love.’ You have various others saying, ‘No, no, no we’re going to have drones and high technology.’ Drones and high technology on the border is a synonym for no wall. What’s a drone going to do? So, we can watch them run across the border? That’s great, you know our country’s being ruined, but at least we’ll be entertained.”
Coulter was asked about a CBS News poll that showed 55% of Republican voters support giving illegal immigrants legal status and whether it meant the public is against her position on illegal immigration. She answered, “I don’t think so. I think it’s the way questions are asked. I mean, that’s very personal. You don’t want to feel like you’re being mean to the people who are here. And yeah, a lot of them are admirable, a lot of them are good people. That shouldn’t be the question for someone running to be the president of the United States. The question should be, ‘Does this help America?’ And I’d like to ask them how many immigrants are enough? We already have 42 million immigrants in this country. These guys all talk about how they want to go back to the era of Reagan, and they’d be Reagan. Well, in the ’80s, when Reagan was elected, one of every 16 people residing in America was foreign born. Today, it’s one in seven, one in seven. At what point — okay, we have 42 million now. 100 million? 200 million? How many are enough?”
Coulter concluded by stating that she liked Mitt Romney’s solution to the illegal immigrants already in the country, “Enforce E-Verify, and they’ll go home the same way they came. Everyone made fun of Mitt Romney for saying they’d self-deport, and oh, it’s so impractical. How are — and there aren’t 12 million, there are at least 30 million. Okay, so let’s say 30 million, how are 30 million going to self-deport? Are you going to round them up? Well, we didn’t round them up to get them here, they’re going to go home the same way they came.”
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