Two co-hosts on "The View" got into a heated debate over whether the U.S. should be taking in all refugees possible after the Biden administration rescinds Title 42 restrictions on immigration.
The women were debating President Joe Biden's immigration policies with guest host Stephanie Grisham, the former White House press secretary for the Trump administration, when the discussion got very heated.
Grisham argued against "Open Borders" policies which angered Sunny Hostin who claimed that any exclusionary policies were motivated by racist discrimination.
"Under U.S. law, a refugee is a person who is unable to or unwilling to return to his home country because of various reasons. In this country, once you enter the country, you have a right, a legal right because of our Constitution, because of the strength of our laws to ask for asylum," Hostin said.
"And so when you say they come in illegally, I take umbrage to that, especially because 14,000 Haitians were expelled under the Biden administration. Especially because 76,000 Afghans were welcomed to this country, which they should have been," she added.
"So it seems to me, the law is OK for some people, but not for people who look like me!" Hostin concluded to applause from the audience. "And I don't like that!"
Sara Haines later chimed in to support Grisham's contention.
"When Vice President Harris went down there, she said these states right now were not equipped at the borders, and then we saw an influx, and we can't handle them, they couldn’t house them. Remember they were carrying food across the lakes," Haines said.
"The problem is right now, our boat is not at its strongest, the lifeboat is not at its strongest, we are dealing with the highest inflation in 40 years, we're in a war, we're trying to avoid a World War III," she continued.
"So we should just not follow the law?" Hostin interrupted.
"No it's not that, Sunny, but it's the same thing as if you have a lifeboat and you say, 'I want to save everyone,' and everyone gets on and the boat flips, you save no one," Haines responded.
"Right now, we're floundering, we have people that can't eat!" she added.
Haines went on to point out that even the Biden administration admitted that the growing crisis at the border was a worsening problem.
Whoopi Goldberg concluded the discussion by bringing up the Cubans, and Joy Behar added that Ukrainians are never accused of smuggling fentanyl into the country.
Also on Wednesday, a poll released by Morning Consult showed that rescinding Title 42 was among the most unpopular policies of the Biden administration.
Here's the video of The View debating immigration:
Pres. Biden Ending Trump-Era Border Policy | The View www.youtube.com
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