Republican strategist Ana Navarro absolutely went off on Meghan McCain on Monday after the ‘View’ co-host questioned why she was taking the debate over protecting undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children so personally.
At issue is whether the Democrats should have insisted that some kind of permanent fix for undocumented immigrants who are registered under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) be part of a government funding deal. McCain argued that it shouldn’t have been, especially since the deadline for DACA’s expiration isn’t until March — and she was confused why Navarro was so insistent.
“I understand that DACA is a very emotional issue,” McCain said to Navarro. “But most Republicans are on my side on this one, Ana. And it’s really difficult for me to understand sometimes why do you consider yourself a Republican?”
“I’m an immigrant Latina,” Navarro said, responding to the charge that she’s making the DACA issue too personal. “Because my parents fled communism and it was not my decision to come here, I came here through no fault of my own. Had my parents not had the resources to hire lawyers, I would be a DREAM Act kid, too.”
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