6/27/15, "Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win," PJ Media, Nicholas Ballasy
"Author and political commentator Ann Coulter said there should be a
10-year freeze on immigration to the U.S. since the federal government
has demonstrated it cannot enforce current law.
“There’s a law on the books that says if a country will not take a
criminal back the attorney general shall, not may, shall deny visas, any
visas coming from that country – that is on the books right now. Has it
been enforced by Republicans or Democrats? No, it has not,” Coulter
said during an interview with PJ Media.
“There’s a law on the books right now that says an immigrant who has
been convicted of a crime in America who does not cooperate in being sent home, that itself is a crime, not signing the papers, not showing
up when you’re supposed to, that itself is a crime punishable by 4 years
in prison – that’s never enforced. It's just not enforced. Three times
Congress has voted to build a fence and it never gets built,” she added.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa),
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 33,007 illegal
immigrants with criminal records in 2013. Following these releases, 121
were charged with homicides.
Based on the research Coulter conducted, she concluded that a legal fix is not going to improve the immigration system.
“The entire thing has to be shut down. No more immigration for 10
years. We get our books in order.
We assimilate the ones already here.
Build a fence. Repeal anchor babies and then we start up with the
pre-1970 immigration policies,” Coulter said.
“It’s not just Obama; Bush was the same way. Bush didn’t enforce it,
either. The entire immigration bureaucracy is corrupt. It is run by and
staffed by left-wingers who hate America who in other times would have
been fighting with revolutionaries in Latin America and getting
Now they punish Americans here at home. They say we
are racist, sexist, imperialistic, greedy, they want to transform
America because they hate America,” she added.
Coulter told PJ Media that Republicans can win in 2016 without substantial support from the Hispanic community.
“If Romney had won the Hispanic vote by 71 percent, which Republicans
are never going to get in a presidential election, he still would have
lost. If he got 4 percentage points more of the white vote he would have won,” Coulter said during an interview about her new book, Adios, America. Republicans for years have been embarrassed for getting white votes. Why should white votes be embarrassing?”
Despite this, Coulter said there are some arguments Republicans can make to appeal to minorities.
“Particularly it’s African-Americans who are hurt the most by all of
this low-wage immigration. It’s driving their wages down. It’s killing
them in the job market and not coincidentally, as I point out in my book,
Pete Wilson, who ran in California in 1994 and got the highest
percentage of any Republican running in California in about half a
century by tying himself with titanium chords to Proposition 187 and won a huge come-from-behind victory,” she said.
Proposition 187 was a ballot imitative that called for the
creation of a system to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving public
Coulter also said Romney received 20 percent of the young African
American male vote because of his “self-deportation” position on
immigration. She argued that the Republican nominee could take tough
positions on illegal immigration and defeat the Democratic nominee in
“Immigration both legal and illegal is killing African-Americans. So
generally there’s a lot of ethnic voting; I wouldn’t hang my hat on
winning with the black vote or winning with some sliver of the Hispanic
vote but whites, number one, are still a majority in this country and
number two, they are still Republican voters,” she said. “Again, the
Democrats can’t get white voters to vote for them and three, basically
since Ronald Reagan, Republicans have been ignoring the white vote.”" via Lucianne