An Arizona lawmaker has apologized for identifying one of the biggest problems the United States faces as a country.
A veteran Arizona legislator is apologizing while defending herself from criticism for comments she made on immigration and birth rates.
The Phoenix New Times posted audio of a July 15 speech during which state Sen. Sylvia Allen said a flood of immigration and low birth rates among whites amid a lack cultural assimilation mean “we’re going to look like South American countries very quickly.”
The Republican from Snowflake, Arizona, who is white, also said the U.S. has to regulate immigration so the country can provide jobs, education, health care and other needs.
“We can’t provide that if people are just flooding us and flooding us and flooding us and overwhelming us,” she said.
Wendy Rogers, a Republican running for the state Senate seat now held by Allen, issued a statement Saturday denouncing Allen’s comments as “very racist” and said Allen should retire from the Legislature.
Democratic state Sen. Martin Quezada told the Arizona Republic that the “tone and perspective” of Allen’s remarks on migrants were “insulting, to say the least.”
The Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee in a statement compared the comments to those of former Arizona Rep. David Stringer. In June 2018, the Prescott Republican said there “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” in the United States and called immigration “an existential threat.”
She should have never apologized. That’s the biggest problem we have. Politicians keep apologizing for simply stating obvious facts about what’s going on around us.
We have an extreme demographic crisis in the United States thanks to the insane 1965 immigration law that was passed which opened the country to all sorts of third world populations. We also have the insanity of birth right citizenship.
If the demographic trends continue, the United States is absolutely going to look like Brazil or other South American countries within the next several decades. That’s why it is absolutely imperative that we get a hold of this problem and we do it now.