Whoa... WHAT Did Michele Bachmann Just Say About Undocumented Immigrants?

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We can't even make this up: U.S. Rep Michele Bachmann recently stated that the United States should confiscate all the money undocumented immigrants send home. Why? Because immigrants have waged a war against Americans. 

According to The Huffington Post, Bachmann, a Republican from Minnesota, called for a "100 percent tax on remittances" sent to Latin America by undocumented immigrants during a conference call with Numbers USA, a group that seeks to "[educate] Americans on the problems of uncontrolled immigration and [offers] solutions for sensible immigration reform."

"Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, these countries are laughing at us because they're making money with their corrupt governments in conjunction with these international criminal cartels, they're all making money and kickbacks," she said.

Unfortunately, Bachmann's comments did not end there. She went on to state that undocumented immigrants launched a war against the U.S. when they crossed the border.

"What we need to do is get serious and recognize that there is a war that is being waged against us," she said. "Only one team has their jerseys on and is on the field. We're rolling around looking at each other, but all the while our pockets are being picked, and innocent people are killed by illegal aliens and hurt and robbed and beaten and raped by criminal foreign nationals that are in our country."

"I, for one, believe that all of you on this phone call love this country more than life itself. We are doing everything we can to hold on to this magnificent country, as we see it literally fall like sand between our fingers," she finished. 

Listen to the full interview below. What do you think of Bachmann's statements? 

 

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Cristina Arreola, Editorial Assistant

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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