Laura Ingraham blasted and mocked for demanding asylum seekers apply ‘in the safety of your home country’
Laura Ingraham speaks to Fox News (screen grab)

Fox News host Laura Ingraham is getting criticized and mocked for telling desperate asylum seekers to apply "in the safety of your home country."


That's not how the law works.

In fact, the U.S. Government's website for asylum seekers literally says, "STEP ONE: Arrive in the U.S."

It explains, "To apply for asylum in the U.S., you must be physically present in the U.S. or seeking entry into the U.S. at a port of entry."

Ingraham began the segment on her show Wednesday night by saying, "Girls are being abused, raped, and in some cases trafficked as part of these caravans," she said, referring to the groups of people fleeing violence, gangs, and drugs in countries like Honduras and Guatemala.

"It is despicable what is happening to these young people," Ingraham added.

"Congress needs to get its head out of the sand and stop this madness once and for all. If someone crosses the border illegally, with rare exception, they should be turned back immediately," she demanded – right after noting these same people "are being abused, raped, and in some cases trafficked."

"If you want to apply for asylum, that's fine. But you should do so in the safety of your home country," Ingraham insisted, ignoring current law, and the obvious fact that these people are fleeing their countries because they are in imminent danger. There is no "safety of your home country" in these cases.

This is the same Laura Ingraham who last year defended the Trump administration's concentration camps for children in the desert by calling them "summer camps."

Many, including the Media Matters researcher who posted the clip below, also noted that Ingraham was donning ashes on her forehead for Ash Wednesday, accusing her of religious hypocrisy.

Here's Ingraham:

And here's how many are responding:

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