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Ann Coulter Wants More British Immigrants Instead Of Latin Americans

05/24/2013 05:51 pm ET
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Wrong Things Ann Coulter Keeps Saying

Ann Coulter wants more white immigrants.

In an opinion piece published this week titled “When Did We Vote To Become Mexico?” Coulter laments the demographic changes of the last few decades, saying she wished more immigrants came from the “mother country” of Great Britain rather than Latin America.

“Why can’t the country be more or less the ethnic composition it always was?” Coulter writes in the column, which appeared in WND Commentary under the heading “Invasion USA.”

The rightwing pundit says she thinks the IRS scandal and the Department of Justice’s secret investigations of the Associated Press and Fox News reporter James Rosen are all intended to distract attention from the comprehensive immigration reform bill before Congress. She notes that the scandals and the immigration reform debate have occurred at roughly the same time.

Like Coulter’s previous anti-Latino columns, this week’s article played fast and loose with the facts.

For example, Coulter writes that “innumerable studies have shown that Mexican first-generation immigrants work like maniacs – and then the second, third and fourth generations plunge headlong into the underclass,” without citing any studies.

Each generation of Latinos tends to do better economically than the one that preceded it, according to a 2011 study by the Migration Policy Institute.

Coulter has published a series of articles targeting Latinos since the reelection of Barack Obama in November, in which the Hispanic vote played a prominent role.

Check out 7 wrong things Ann Coulter keeps saying about Latinos in the slideshow above.

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