Never in a thousand years would I have thought I’d find myself in agreement with commentator Ann Coulter. I’ve pilloried her more than once in print.
That said, she’s spot on with her comments this week about the failure of U.S. immigration policy and enforcement to protect Americans.
Does she use the Boston Marathon bombings to highlight this? Yes. Is that wrong? I don’t think so.
According to news reports, the two bombing suspects and brothers came to the U.S. legally ten years ago, with one brother receiving U.S. citizenship on September 12, 2012; the other had legal permanent resident status. The two had personal histories that included perpetrating domestic violence, dropping out of school and living on the dole. Coulter writes, “Maybe we should consider admitting immigrants who can succeed in America, rather than deadbeats.”
There’s no chance of using the “one bad apple” argument on this one with Coulter. She proceeds to go through a long list of murder and mayhem in recent years in the country that’s been carried out by immigrants, both legal and illegal. (Coulter could really have riled up open-borders advocates if she’d added to the list car crashes caused by illegal aliens that have claimed American lives.)
Coulter then says, “There should be ZERO immigrants committing crimes. There should be ZERO immigrants accepting government assistance. There should be ZERO immigrants demanding that we speak their language.”
This is so obvious, so logical and so right that of course our elected folks are likely to pursue completely the opposite.
To wit, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), one of the Gang of Eight pushing amnesty, said after the Boston bombings, “Now is the time to bring all of the 11 million (illegal immigrants) out of the shadows and find out who they are. We may find some terrorists in our midst who have been hiding in the shadows."
Shades again of Pelosi-speak: “We have to pass the bill (Obama-care) so that you can find out what is in it."
Read Coulter’s commentary, "The Problem Isn't Just Illegal Immigration, It's Legal Immigration, Too."