ICE senior adviser Jon Feere is an Ann Coulter superfan who loves her racist immigration writings

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Update (2/7/19): Ann Coulter responded to this piece on Twitter by repeatedly attacking me for being Asian, which further demonstrates why it's problematic that a senior ICE official has celebrated her work:

For more of Coulter's meltdown in response to this post, click here


Original post:

Before joining U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as a senior official, Jon Feere repeatedly praised Ann Coulter and promoted her bigoted columns against immigrants. In those pieces, Coulter asked, “What's the upside of admitting 250,000 poor, culturally backward, non-English-speaking Muslims every year?” ; said, “We want remarkable Americans, not immigrants whose selling point is: 'hasn't blown anything up yet'” ; and told “angry Muslims” criticizing “anti-Muslim bigotry in the U.S.” to go live in “low-rent mud huts” overseas.

Feere is a senior adviser for ICE at the Department of Homeland Security. He also worked as an adviser on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and as a legal policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, a virulently anti-immigrant and nativist group that was founded by white nationalist John Tanton.

Feere also promoted the white nationalist publication VDare on Twitter and gave a 2012 interview about immigration to the anti-Semitic publication American Free Press.

Coulter is a longtime commentator whose right-wing views have become influential with Trump. She wrote the 2016 book In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome but has recently criticized the president over his failure to secure funding for the wall he wants to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. She frequently promotes VDare and credits VDare head Peter Brimelow with influencing her views on immigration and her 2015 book Adios, America

Coulter is a bigot, especially against Muslims. Feere promoted her columns in which she wrote: “What's the upside of admitting 250,000 poor, culturally backward, non-English-speaking Muslims every year?”; “Angry Muslims have been popping up all over TV to denounce Trump and complain about anti-Muslim bigotry in the U.S. If they'd prefer a country with a larger Muslim population and no white devil oppressors, low-rent mud huts are available in any of about 50 Muslim countries around the world”; and “Muslims pouring into our countries and committing mass murder isn't natural at all. It's the direct result of government policy. It's as if the government were dumping rats in our houses.”

ICE did not provide a comment to Media Matters about Feere's promotion of Coulter by publication time.

Here are over a dozen of Feere’s tweets about Coulter from 2014 to 2016:

From Coulter’s column that Feere linked to in his tweet:

We want remarkable Americans, not immigrants whose selling point is: “hasn't blown anything up yet.” What's the upside of admitting 250,000 poor, culturally backward, non-English-speaking Muslims every year? When are we allowed to talk about what's good for America?

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How else have the 1.5 million Muslims admitted since 9/11 made our country better? Their massive welfare use? Overburdening our schools and hospitals? The machete attacks? The clitorectomies? The honor killings? The occasional terrorist attack?

From Coulter’s column that Feere linked to in his tweet:

The hysterical demand for never-ending Third World immigration has gone beyond the rich's need for cheap servants and the Democrats' need for voters. It's a mass psychosis.

Everyone acts as if Pakistani pushcart operators are the same as American blacks, and we're required to bring them here to make up for the legacy of slavery.

Foreigners aren't the descendants of American slaves! The rest of the world does not have a civil right to move here. We're under no moral imperative to allow any immigration at all. We don't owe citizens of other countries anything.

But as long as you brought it up: They owe us. America runs around saving other countries from tsunamis, earthquakes, pirates, disease, starvation, warlords, dictators, Nazis, communists -- then their citizens show up full of grievances, as if we owe them.

Angry Muslims have been popping up all over TV to denounce Trump and complain about anti-Muslim bigotry in the U.S. If they'd prefer a country with a larger Muslim population and no white devil oppressors, low-rent mud huts are available in any of about 50 Muslim countries around the world. First month free; after that, two goats a month.

From Coulter’s column that Feere linked to in his tweet, which also quoted VDare head Peter Brimelow:

All this would be perfectly normal if we were talking about an earthquake or some other natural disaster -- something humans have no capacity to prevent. But Muslims pouring into our countries and committing mass murder isn't natural at all. It's the direct result of government policy.

It's as if the government were dumping rats in our houses, and then, whenever someone died of the plague, those same government officials issued heartfelt condolences, Twitter lit up with sympathetic hashtags and the Times editorialized about effective rodent control, but no one ever bothered to say, Hey! Maybe the government should stop putting rats in our houses!

When people are killing in the name of their religion, it's not an irrelevancy to refuse to keep admitting more practitioners of that religion.

But this is the madness that has seized Europe and America -- a psychosis Peter Brimelow calls “Hitler's revenge.”

Apparently, what we have learned from Hitler is not: Don't kill Jews. To the contrary, the only people who openly proclaim their desire to kill Jews are ... Muslims.

What we've learned from Hitler is not: Don't attempt to seize hegemonic control over entire continents. The only people vowing to conquer the world are ... Muslims.

And what we've learned from Hitler is not: Beware violent uprisings of angry young men. The only hordes of violent, angry young men are, again ... Muslims. (And Trump protesters.)

Coulter's meltdown in response to the post: