"Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people."
What: Fox News
host Laura Ingraham said on Wednesday during "The Ingraham Angle" that the "America that we know and love doesn't exist anymore" due to "demographic changes."
Fox News' Laura Ingraham gives unmitigated, overt racism a try.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) August 9, 2018
"...the America that we know and love doesn't exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people. ... Much of this is related to both illegal and in some cases legal immigration." pic.twitter.com/LGYpvM0CBq
A few conservatives upbraided Ingraham, including CNN host S.E. Cupp who described Ingraham's monologue as part of the "last gasp of a dying [generation]."
Immigration has become a divisive issue between Republicans and Democrats, with Republicans supporting more hard-line policies .
Poll results suggest Ingraham's stance is reflective of how Republicans generally feel about immigration.
According to a June Quinnipiac poll, 77 percent of Republicans supported building a US-Mexico border wall, compared to only 9 percent of Democrats. Furthermore, 62 percent of Republicans said Trump was "acting appropriately" in
These surveys illuminate a stark ideological difference between Democrats and Republicans, especially when compared to the platform of more progressive Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who have called to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement altogether.