Antonio Sabato Jr. dropped some serious immigration truth bombs on “The View” Thursday.
“We had to wait in line and struggle and save a lot of money,” Sabato explained.
The comments came after host Sunny Hostin questioned his support of a wall being built after he explained that he came to the country from Italy at 12 years old speaking no English
“Let me ask you another thing difficult for me to understand,” Hostin said. “We talked about your family having to hide their identity during the Holocaust in Czechoslovakia and you came here at 12 years old from Italy speaking no English and this country embraced you.”
“You call yourself an immigrant, but you’re in favor of the wall being built, being paid for by the American people and keeping other immigrants out of the country much like yourself,” she added.
“The way I see it, I want the American people to be taken care of first,” Sabato, who is running for Congress in California, responded. “I don’t want the American people to take care of everybody else’s problem…”
“But if they felt that way when your family was coming over here you would still be in Italy,” Joy Behar interrupted.
“I came here legally. We had to wait in line and struggle and save a lot of money,” Sabato shared. “There’s people like that waiting in line. So, they deserve their chance. We need to legalize — I mean there has to be reform…but at the same time we need to protect our borders and build.”
“But logically people who are coming in even legally or illegally are flying in, they’re not jumping over a wall,” Behar exclaimed. “It’s a waste of money. Isn’t it? That’s how I see it.”
“We are arresting at the border 1,000 people every single day,” Sabato said. “And there’s probably a lot more coming in. So we can’t allow that to happen and they’re bringing a lot of drugs or whatever. So, we need to protect the American people. That’s all I’m saying.”
“And you think this wall is going to do it,” Behar quipped.
“It’s done it for Israel. Mexico has a got a wall,” Sabato shared. “Why can’t we?”
“It’s a very big, big, big expensive wall we’re talking about and it may not be cost-effective.”
“We spend $100 billion on immigration every year. The wall will cost will probably cost less than $20 billion,” the actor shared. ” So, we will save a lot of money.”