Tomi Lahren took to Jesse Watters’ Saturday night show to discuss how she felt about immigrants who come into the U.S. with what she describes as “low skills, low education,” and “not understanding the language.”
She went on to say, “You don’t just come into this country… because someone says it makes them feel nice. That’s not what this country is based on. These people need to understand that it’s a privilege to be an American and it’s a privilege that you work toward – its not a right.”
A Genealogist named Jennifer Mendelsohn started a Twitter project called “Resistance Genealogy” with the focus of uncovering nativist hypocritical statements, like Lahren’s, by exposing their own immigrant histories. Mendelsohn revealed that Lahren’s family lineage had ancestors that didn’t speak English, “Except the 1930 census says Tomi’s 3x great-grandmother had been here for 41 years and still spoke German. Her 2nd great-grandmother had been here for 10 yrs. Spoke no English.”
She also pointed out the fact that one of her forefathers were put to trial for forging naturalization papers. “Here’s John Kelly’s maternal grandmother Teresa as a child in the 1900 census. Her father, a day laborer named John DeMarco had been here for 18 years. He had not become a citizen. He could not read, write, or speak English. #resistancegenealogy”. If Lahren was living by the rules that she claimed America should abide by for immigrants, according to Mendehlson, Lahren might not have made it. Swipe left to see all of the receipts.