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Tomi Lahren: We Need Guns to ‘Defend Ourselves’ From Immigrants

Tomi Lahren: We Need Guns to ‘Defend Ourselves’ From ImmigrantsFox Nation host Tomi Lahren declared on Friday that Americans need guns in order to potentially fight off unlimited immigrants coming into the United States, adding that citizens need the ability to “defend ourselves” because “we don’t know” who is coming into the country.Appearing on Fox Business Network’s Varney and Co., the conservative firebrand reacted to Democrats’ calls for stricter gun control in the wake of several mass shootings. Specifically, she took issue with Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s call for mandatory buybacks of assault-style weapons like the AR-15 and AK-47.“I would also remind those that might not have a use for a gun or don’t feel they have a use for a gun, many Americans do,” Lahren told Fox Business anchor Stuart Varney. “Many Americans don’t live in the suburbs, who are far away from where police can respond, and so that’s why that self-defense is so important.”And then she brought the threat of “open borders” immigration into the mix.“And all the things the Democrats want to put in place—my goodness, if they want to open our borders, you better be sure the people in Texas, the people in South Dakota, the people in the middle of this country, we are going to be armed and ready,” she exclaimed. “Because we have to have a means to defend ourselves from—who knows who’s coming in? That’s the thing, we don’t know, and we have to be able to protect ourselves.”The right-wing provocateur’s insistence that guns are needed to stave off migrants heading into the U.S. comes barely a month after the El Paso mass shooting that left 22 dead. The suspected shooter admitted that he was targeting “Mexicans” and apparently posted a racist manifesto in which he decried the “Hispanic invasion” of America.This also isn’t the first time that Lahren has fear-mongered over supposed “open borders” immigration. Earlier this year, she devoted a monologue to warning Fox viewers that an extremely high border wall was needed because immigrants are “shifty and adaptable.”After her remarks faced intense backlash that included Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro personally calling her out, Lahren took to Twitter to "apologize" for how her comments "came out."“Not what I meant & I apologize for the way it came out. I simply mean without a secure border we don’t know who is coming into our nation & those who wish to do us harm will exploit it,” she wrote Friday afternoon. “I’m NOT advocating for violence against any person, regardless of race or immigration status.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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489 illegal immigrants with detainers released in North Carolina: report

489 illegal immigrants with detainers released in North Carolina: reportA new report claims 489 illegal immigrants with detainers were released across North Carolina over the past 10 months. Judge Andrew Napolitano reacts.



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Veterans say the Trump administration's confusing new rule may be 'targeting' immigrants who serve in war zones

Veterans say the Trump administration's confusing new rule may be 'targeting' immigrants who serve in war zonesThe new policy applies to Green Card holders who serve in uniform. "Why are we targeting people who want to serve?" a leading veterans advocate said.



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Trump Claims He Is ‘Seriously’ Considering Ending Birthright Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants

Trump Claims He Is ‘Seriously’ Considering Ending Birthright Citizenship for Children of Illegal ImmigrantsPresident Trump said Wednesday that he is “seriously” considering issuing an executive order to end birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants.Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Trump argued that it is “frankly ridiculous” that the U.S. affords citizenship to babies born to immigrants who entered the country illegally.“We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land — you walk over the border and have a baby,” Trump told reporters. “Congratulations, the baby is now a U.S. citizen. We’re looking at it very, very seriously. I don’t know how you found that out, but that’s very good. We are looking at birthright citizenship very seriously.”Wednesday's comments represent the second instance in which Trump has publicly criticized birthright citizenship, particularly as it relates to the children of recent illegal immigrants, whom Trump has described as “anchor babies” on numerous occasions.Trump told Axios in October 2018 that he planned to issue an executive order curtailing birthright citizenship, but never followed through. “We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States . . . with all of those benefits,” he said. “It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. And it has to end.”Any attempt to restrict birthright citizenship through an executive order would likely face stiff legal challenges and might ultimately require a constitutional amendment — a point Trump disputed during the Axios interview.



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Undocumented immigrants on edge as new Trump immigration policy calls for more deportations

Undocumented immigrants on edge as new Trump immigration policy calls for more deportationsThe Trump administration has nationalized the expedited removal process that allows ICE agents to deport people without any approval from a judge.



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Immigration official Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty poem refers to immigrants from Europe

Immigration official Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty poem refers to immigrants from EuropeThe Trump administration's acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director was criticized Tuesday after creating his own revised version of the famous poem on the Statue of Liberty. At day's end, his effort to explain himself was seized on by Democrats as racist.



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Harris decries Trump's 'campaign of terror' against immigrants

Harris decries Trump's 'campaign of terror' against immigrantsSen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, said President Trump’s administration is running a “campaign of terror” against immigrants.



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US says will deny citizenship to immigrants who use public benefits

US says will deny citizenship to immigrants who use public benefitsThe administration of US President Donald Trump announced Monday new rules that aim to deny permanent residency and citizenship to migrants who receive food stamps, Medicaid and other public welfare. The new rules threatened to set back the citizenship hopes of millions of mostly Hispanic migrants who work for low wages and depend in part on public services to get by. Announcing a new definition of the longstanding “public charge” law, the White House said migrants will be blocked from entering the country if they are likely to need public assistance.



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Store offers free pizzas to immigrants, refugees after ICE raids

Store offers free pizzas to immigrants, refugees after ICE raidsA north Mississippi pizza shop is offering free pies for immigrants and refugees in response to immigration raids at seven poultry plants in the central part of the state.



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Joe Biden vows to increase the number of immigrants in the US

Joe Biden vows to increase the number of immigrants in the USDemocratic hopeful Joe Biden promises Iowa voters that if he's elected there will be a flood of immigrants into the U.S.



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