Ann Coulter says America should be more like it used to be with immigrants — specifically, by letting in fewer immigrants from Latin America and Mexico.
In a column entitled “When did we vote to become Mexico?,” Coulter says the recent talk of scandals for the Obama administration is just a distraction from Senators Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and John McCain “working feverishly to turn the country into Mexico.”
NBC Latino reached out to Coulter for comment on her thoughts on Latino immigrants and did not receive a response.
In the piece she says she prefers the way things used to be, when European immigrants weren’t outnumbered by Latinos.
“For decades, Mexicans have been about 30 percent of all legal immigrants to the United States, while only a smidgen more than 1 percent come from Great Britain,” she says. “Is that fair? Granted, their food is better, but why is it the norm is to have nearly 30 times as many Mexican as British immigrants?”
Coulter questioned the need for poor Latin Americans immigrants who don’t have the tech background she says is needed for our current economy.
“Why can’t the country be more or less the ethnic composition it always was?” she said. “The 50-1 Latin American-to-European ratio isn’t a natural phenomenon that might result from, say, Europeans losing interest in coming here and poor Latin Americans providing some unique skill desperately needed in our modern, technology-based economy.”
Coulter referenced the Boston Marathon bombing as well.
“The reason a country’s average immigrant matters is that the losers never go home – they go on welfare,” she says. “Maybe if they had to work, immigrants wouldn’t have as much time to build bombs.”
Many online and on Twitter were shocked by Coulter’s words.
Ann Coulter says there are too many Latinos- I think there are too many people spouting hateful things like her.huff.to/13POIx6
— Andrea Martinez (@andreanoricel) May 24, 2013
“She is obviously playing to a very narrow base that still believes that being Latino in the United States will never be good for this country,” said Julio Ricardo Varela, the founder of Latino Rebels and an NBC Latino contributor. “It is beyond sad. This country needs less Ann Coulters.”