Arizona Republican Senator Sylvia Allen believes that the US will soon "look like South American countries," as immigrants to the US and low white birth rates contribute to a lack of cultural assimilation.
Speaking at a Republican Party Event in Phoenix on July 15, Allen of Snowflake, a city in Navajo County, said immigrants would flood the US – so much so that they can not learn "the principles of our country".
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Her remarks were received and published by the Phoenix New Times on Friday.
"We have the right as a country to let people in. In an organized way, we know who's coming in. We can have jobs for them to provide education and health care and all the things people need . "Allen said at the event, the Mormon celebrated Political Pioneers.
The Senator continued, "We can not foresee this when people just flood and flood and flood us and overwhelm us, so we do not have time to teach them the principles of our country no more than we teach our children today. "
Allen also commented on the declining birth rate of whites in the US and told those who at the time of the event" the average age of a white woman is 43 "the" average age a Hispanic woman is 27. "
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"We do not reproduce each other's birth rates," the report said. "But here's what I see, the problem: it's immigration."
Wendy Rogers, a Republican campaigning for Allen's seat in the Senate, issued a statement on Saturday denouncing Allen's comments as "very racist" and saying Allen should withdraw from the legislation – while the Democratic State Senator Martin Quezada of the Republic of Arizona said that the "tone and perspective" of Allen's comments on migrants was "off the mark, to say the least".
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Allen told the New Times that their comments were inspired by a distinguished demographer who described "the tanning of America" and featured in Facebook posts on Friday and Saturday "apologized to all who were hurt by their words". She later thanked the supporters, adding, "Verbal lynching is the political tool that silences debate on critical issues today."
The Senator did not immediately return Fox News' request for comments on her remarks. Associated Press contributed to this report.