Conservative pundit and frequent Fox News guest Ann Coulter complained that the “ethnic composition” of the U.S. is shifting away from European-Americans, due to too much immigration from “the Third World.”
In her May 22 blog that Human Events also published, Coulter warned that the immigration reform legislation being debated in the Senate is poised “to turn the country into Mexico,” asking why the U.S. can't be “more or less the ethnic composition that it always was” :
Why can't the country be more or less the ethnic composition that it always was? The 50-1 Latin American-to-European ratio isn't a natural phenomenon that might result from, say, Europeans losing interest in coming here and poor Latin Americans providing some unique skill desperately needed in our modern, technology-based economy.
To the contrary, it's result of an insane government policy. Teddy Kennedy's 1965 Immigration Act was designed to artificially inflate the number of immigrants from the Third World, while making it virtually impossible for anyone from the nations that historically provided our immigrants to come here.
Pre-1965 immigrants were what made this country what it was for a reason: They were the pre-welfare state immigrants. From around 1630 to 1966, immigrants sank or swam. About a third of them couldn't make it in America and went home -- and those are the ones who weren't rejected right off the boat for being sick, crippled or idiots.
Coulter went on to write “I wouldn't want that many Japanese! I wouldn't want that many Dutch (not that there are that many Dutch)!” before asking if there was “a vote when the country decided to turn itself into Mexico.”
This is not the first time Coulter has invoked “Third World” language to fearmonger over U.S. immigration. In a July 18 blog post that Human Events and Free Republic re-ran, she argued that, “Just like California, the United States is on its way to becoming a Third World, one-party state.”