Laura Ingraham can’t believe Sonia Sotomayor is an American citizen

By Arturo Garcia
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 21:12 EDT
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Laura Ingraham speaks to Fox News
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Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham railed against Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday for not using the term “illegal aliens” to describe undocumented immigrants, Media Matters reported.

“Why do we have a Supreme Court justice whose allegiance obviously goes to her immigrant family background and not to the U.S. Constitution?” Ingraham said. “So we have no rule of law. We are going to pick and choose who has to follow the law in the United States.”

Ingraham was apparently upset by remarks Sotomayor made during a speech at Yale University on Monday, when Sotomayor mentioned she was the first justice to use the term “undocumented immigrant,” as opposed to the term “illegal alien,” which has been contested by social activists.

“To call them ‘illegal aliens’ seemed and does seem insulting to me,” Sotomayor was quoted as saying.

In decrying Sotomayor’s “immigrant family background,” Ingraham ignored the fact that, as an American of Puerto Rican descent, Sotomayor is already a U.S. citizen as covered by the Jones-Shafroth Act of 1917.

“So why is Dinesh D’Souza, then, being targeted?” Ingraham asked, revisiting a popular conspiracy theory. “Why is he being targeted? Why does that law apply?”

Federal prosecutors have said that campaign contribution laws apply to D’Souza because he allegedly set up a scheme that would lead to him contributing $20,000 to an unidentified candidate, far above legal limits.

Listen to Ingraham’s complaint against Sotomayor, as posted online Tuesday by Media Matters, below.

[h/t Salon]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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