Ann Coulter has a message for Republicans trying to woo the Hispanic and minority vote: stop sucking up. On an interview with "Huckabee," on Fox News, the pundit talked about immigration reform and the Latino vote, reports Huffington Post.
"Don't suck up on things like amnesty," Coulter said. "“This idea that recent Hispanic immigrants want a huge wave of illegal immigrants to compete with them for the same jobs and drive their wages down, is silly. The Democrats are trying to persuade Republicans to fall for this so that the Democrats get more voters.”
Except, that it's not true. Data shows that recent immigrants from Latin America tend to support immigration reform in larger numbers than Latinos born in the United States.
“As Romney said, we will appeal to Hispanics the way we appeal to everyone -- by saying we’re the party that offers opportunity and freedom from regulation and we won’t pass stupid bills like Obamacare that pay for abortions,” Coulter said.
Except, that's also not true. Romney didn't appeal to Hispanics at all — in fact, he received only 27 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012. As Huffington Post points out, that was the worst performance among Hispanic voters in a presidential election since Dole in 1996.
“The newspapers are going to have to report what Obama just vetoed and people are going to have to say, ‘Wait a minute, illegal aliens are getting earned income tax benefits?’” Coulter said. “Most people would be shocked to know that’s happening now. Send that one up.”
Except, Coulter is wrong, again. Undocumented immigrants do not, as a whole, earn tax breaks for themselves but rather for their U.S. citizen children. Also interesting to note, undocumented immigrants pay an estimated $13 billion into social security, while only receiving about $1 billion in social security benefits.
Coulter is known for her anti-Latino and anti-immigrant statements, saying that politicans are working feverishly to turn the country into Mexico and that the typical Hispanic immigrant is "the poorest of the world's poor."
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