Fox & Friends guest cites Bible to justify denying asylum requests from individuals in caravan
Unhyphenated America's Chris Harris: "Even from a Christian standpoint, it talks about who are the poor, right? It's the women and children. ... At the border it's probably like 90 percent adult males."
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From the November 27 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): What are people getting wrong about what's going on just south of San Diego?
CHRISTOPHER HARRIS (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UNHYPHENATED AMERICA): Well, I think the problem is how the media is characterizing America as a whole. They don't understand, look, America is definitely not a theocracy, but we are, without a doubt, a nation of Christians and, as such, we know we're commanded to give refuge to those who are in need. But here's the thing, we’re not being allowed to welcome them into the nation. They're actually storming the border. You know, it's just like somebody coming into your house. You have a front door. You know what I ask? Knock on the door, ring the doorbell, allow me to open the door to let you come in. And that's what they're not doing, is they're demanding to come in. And I saw one of the clips from one of your reporters who was embedded down there in Tijuana and these gentlemen are saying that you know, they’re trying to come in. They know they don't qualify for asylum. And even from a Christian standpoint, it talks about who are the poor? Right? It's the women and children. And what you'll see at the border it's probably like 90 percent adult males.
DOOCY: Right. In fact the latest number is I think -- of the people they have taken a look at, 3,600 men, there are about 1,000 women, and about 1,000 children as well. But Christopher, as we look at what happened on Sunday in Tijuana, with the use of pepper spray and tear gas, there are many who are saying you know, it was inappropriate use of force. They're just trying to find a better life. What say you about that?
HARRIS: You know, the Statue of Liberty has the poem, The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus, and it talked about the huddling masses, you know. And here's the thing, people are trying to create public policy based off of that poem. But, the Statue of Liberty was there before that plaque was put on there. And during that time frame, we had Ellis Island and there are about 9 million people that came into the United States through Ellis Island, came in orderly. They were processed. But guess what, Steve, a lot of people were turned away because we are a sovereign nation and we do have the right of refusal. And that's one of the issues that people -- what they're trying to do is get rid of borders.