Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor previewed a major immigration speech by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with anti-immigrant rhetoric, while displaying images of drug runners crossing into the U.S. During the segment Fox analyst Ralph Peters argued against so called “anchor babies,” due process for immigrants, and argued against undocumented immigrants ever getting the right to vote.
From the August 31 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
ERIC BOLLING (GUEST HOST): Let's use Mexican and American laborers, we'll share the laborers and that's a way to help defray some of the cost to Mexico, use some of their labor.
RALPH PETERS: Well, it would probably wind up being built largely by illegal immigrants anyway. But Eric -- Eric, I strongly believe, strongly, that what we need to do is first, as Mr. Trump has said, “enforce the laws on the books.” Get the felons out of here. We need to revamp other laws, pass new ones.
When you were apprehended at the border, it shouldn't be catch and release. You go back immediately. And what we have got to do is stop sympathizing with the criminals and penalizing the victims. So these ideas of endless appeals and anchor babies, sorry if that offends anybody, that stuff -- that nonsense has to stop.
We need legal immigration. But we -- not illegal, and here is my bottom line. No one who enters this country illegally ever, ever gets to vote for president, senator, representative, governor, judge, et cetera.