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From the November 24 edition of Fox News' The Five:

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JOHN OLIVER: Every generation has had its own ugly reaction to refugees, whether they are the Irish, the Vietnamese, the Cubans, or the Haitians. And those fears have been broadly unfounded. In fact, there was only one time in American history where the fear of refugees wiping everyone out did actually come true, and we'll all be sitting around a table celebrating it on Thursday.


JESSE WATTERS: Wow. Well, I don't know. I think Oliver should be thanking the Pilgrims, because without the Pilgrims bringing religious freedom here, we wouldn't be bringing in all of these Muslims, right? Right? You know it's also funny, first the refugees, they compare them to orphans. Then the refugees are tourists, and now they're just little old Pilgrims. Why even vet them, they seem so safe?

DANA PERINO: It is always interesting to listen to a condescending British person tell you about colonialism, because the British were so much better at colonialism than the Pilgrims. 


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