Conservative commentator Ann Coulter shared on Fox News’ The Kelly File Wednesday night the one question she would like every presidential candidate asked.
The bestselling author has been very clear in recent years about the subject that has driven her train in recent years: immigration.
In her newly released book, Adios America: The Left’s Plan to Turn America Into a Third World Hellhole, she takes an in depth look at the topic.
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Megyn Kelly cited a newly released CBS poll to Coulter, which found that 55 percent of Republican voters believe immigrants who are in the country illegally should be allowed to stay, while 41 percent indicated they should be required to leave.
Coulter responded by saying a lot depends on how questions are asked regarding immigration. Nobody wants to be seen as mean or uncaring towards the people who are here.
“A lot [of immigrants] are admirable. A lot of them are good people,” said Coulter. “That shouldn’t be the question for someone running for the president of the United States. The question should be does this help America? I would like to ask them, ‘How many immigrants are enough?’”
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She said the United States currently has 42 million immigrants. She wondered: do we cut off immigration at 100 million? 200 million? “How many are enough?”
For those who point to Ronald Reagan as a model for how to handle immigration today, Coulter says the times are different. It is true Reagan signed legislation allowing illegal immigrants to become citizens. But when he was in the White House, 1 in 16 people in the country was foreign-born; today, it is approximately 1 in 7, Coulter pointed out.
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