Ann Coulter: Illegal Immigration Is Turning U.S. Into “Battered Women’s Shelter of the World”

Ann Coulter argued on Friday night during an appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher” that the U.S. is becoming “the battered woman’s shelter of the world” by accepting so many undocumented immigrants.

Coulter was on the show to promote her new anti-immigrant book, “Adios, America!”

“Should America’s immigration policy be used to benefit the people who are already here or should it be benefiting Pakistani pushcart operators, illiterate in their own language—never mind ours—who come here, go on welfare, commit terrorism, engage in crimes?” she said.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and MSNBC host Joy Reid countered Coulter’s negative characterization of immigrants, suggesting that this sort of xenophobic rhetoric damages the GOP’s electoral chances.

As Gutierrez put it, Coulter and Donald Trump — who branded some Mexican immigrants “rapists” and criminals in his presidential announcement speech this week — are “revving up…a Latino registration machine.”

Watch the full clip below.

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