“America First” candidate Christina Hagan, who is running for Ohio’s 16th congressional district against the Republican establishment, told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday, “It is absolutely ludicrous that we would put our American citizens in harm’s way” for mass immigration policies.
During an interview with Breitbart News Political Editor Matt Boyle and Deputy Political Editor Amanda House, Hagan said she would fight to end the Diversity Visa Lottery program, which imports more than 50,000 random foreign nationals every year from a multitude of countries, including those with known terrorism problems – such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Yemen, and Uzbekistan. Winners have undergone only minor screening from immigration officials, even when their ideology is hostile to Americans laws and culture.
Hagan told Breitbart News Sunday:
So as a legislator, I would have a very target, laser-focus on this specific issue. I would support things like the RAISE Act that the president has endorsed. I would fight to end chain migration. I would work on obviously getting the infrastructure, the wall built. I mean how long are we going to talk about building a wall and instead we’re continuing to fund Planned Parenthood and continuing to do all of the things we said we wouldn’t do on the campaign trail. For me, I’ve delivered on my campaign promises for the last seven years. That’s why people kept sending me back. [Emphasis added]
And when I go to Washington D.C., I’m going to do the things I said I would do and so we need to end the dangerous Diversity Visa Lottery. We can’t allow terrorists to come into this country on a Diversity Visa Lottery, it is absolutely ludicrous that we would put our American citizens in harms way… [Emphasis added]
Over the last half-decade, between 2012 and 2016, as Breitbart News reported, 72,794 foreign nationals have come to the U.S. on the Visa Lottery from countries that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has designated as terrorist-sponsors.
In 2016 alone, more than 15,600 foreign nationals entered the U.S. from terrorist-sponsored countries. Those countries included Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Algeria.
Most recently, Hagan released a campaign ad in which she told the story of Brandy Lee Thorne who was killed, along with her unborn child, by an illegal alien drunk driver.
“No more excuse, no more open borders, and no more innocent American lives lost,” Hagan says in the ad.
Hagan’s primary opponent, Anthony Gonzalez, has received the backing of the GOP establishment, including Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). If elected, Hagan, 29-years-old, would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
Listen to Hagan’s full interview here:
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John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.