Far right icon Phyllis Schlafly told World Net Daily in a recent interview that immigrants will ruin this country if new limits on immigration are not imposed. It is not only undocumented immigrants, but all immigration concerns her.
According to Schlafly, all immigrants are liberals who do not understand our country and our form of government. According to her, there is nothing that conservatives can do that will ever get the immigrant vote. She says that they come from countries where the government takes care of them and that they will expect the government here to do the same, “and that’s what we’re doing.”
WND is helping Schafly promote her new book which due for release later this month, in which she contends that the American family is under attack by feminists, judges, lawmakers, psychologists, universities, the media and undocumented immigrants.
Schlafly is not concerned with the law when it comes to immigrants, saying that the children coming from Central America should not get the hearing that the law requires before they are deported:
“I think they ought to be put on buses and sent back immediately,” she said. “There’s no reason to let them in. They say they have to go before some court. They don’t need to go before some court. It’s an invasion of people we don’t want in this country, and they ought to be sent back.”
She is no less enthusiastic when it comes to eliminating legal immigration:
“Every time I hear this expression that we need to bring in these foreigners who are ‘the best and the brightest,’ I get mad. I have four sons who have degrees in electrical engineering and two grandchildren who do, and I think they’re the best and the brightest. And the idea that people we can bring in from other countries are better is just nonsense.”
Schlafly denies that there is any call for immigrants, legal or undocumented, to fill the jobs which they often which pay less than the legal minimum wage. According to her, there are “plenty of people who need entry-level jobs” and even legal immigration harms the poor in this country.
Her main concern keeps coming back to the Republican party, which she says will be long gone before these immigrants begin to see that their policies are the right way to go.
“Well, it might take 50 years, but meanwhile the Republican Party will be dead. Maybe so will the U.S.,” she said.