Things Get Heated On ‘The View’ Over Migrant Caravan: ‘We Are A Nation Of Laws And Borders’

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Meghan McCain told her co-hosts Monday that we are “a nation of laws and borders” when it comes to the immigration debate.

The comments came during a panel discussion on “The View” about the caravan of migrants traveling to the United States from Central America. (RELATED: Meghan McCain Blasts Trump At John McCain’s Funeral Service: ‘America Was Always Great’)

Abby Huntsman said when she sees the images on TV of the people coming here, “it’s heartbreaking,” and that her approach is always “humanity first.”

McCain agreed but argued that we are “a nation of laws and borders” with “proper legal channels” that need to be adhered to.

“We’re also a nation of laws. We’re a nation of laws and borders which is part of my problem with the way some of this is being spun,” the co-host shared. “We all — this is a nation of immigrants, obviously.”

Members of the migrant caravan push forward at a gate separating Guatemala from Mexico on October 19, 2018 in Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala. The caravan of thousands of immigrants, most from Honduras, pushed open the gate on the Guatemalan side and crossed the bridge to Mexico but were then pushed back by Mexican riot police. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Members of the migrant caravan push forward at a gate separating Guatemala from Mexico on October 19, 2018 in Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala. The caravan of thousands of immigrants, most from Honduras, pushed open the gate on the Guatemalan side and crossed the bridge to Mexico but were then pushed back by Mexican riot police. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

“Through proper legal channels,” she added. “So, when you see these images, this is a conservative fever dream and a gift to the mid-term elections because this is exactly what conservatives think people on the left want to have happen into this country.”

McCain continued, “What a lot of people on the left are saying, no one on this table, is that you want open borders and no consequences whatsoever.”

Sunny Hostin then said she wished people on “the right would tell the truth about” what’s happening in immigration. 

“Did you just accuse me of not telling the truth?” McCain intejected. Hostin then replied that no she meant “people on the right.” And Joy Behar added that they meant the “extreme right.”

“I’m more extreme on this issue than I think people realize,” McCain explained. “I come from a border state. And when you hear stories like Kathryn Steinle who was shot and killed by an immigrant who was in San Francisco which is one of the states where you can go if there are no…she was shot and killed, sanctuary cities, thank you.”

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