Hispanic Trump Supporter vs. CNN Panel: "Do You Want Our Tax Dollars To Support Illegal Immigrants?"

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Katrina Campins, a Hispanic Trump supporter and former Apprentice contestant, sparred with a CNN panel including Republican strategist Ana Navarro and network political analyst Gloria Borger. Campins is currently employed by Trump International Reality.

"I'm telling you as a Hispanic woman, who has known Donald Trump since 2004, he is not anti-Hispanic," Campins said Thursday afternoon after Trump's press conference where he announced his loyalty to the Republican party. "I don't want to pay for illegal immigrants. I don't want to pay tax dollars so that they can get better health care than I can as an American. That's the point Donald Trump is trying to make."

Campins had a combative back and forth with Navarro, who has made her allegiance to Jeb Bush known, over the wet foot-dry foot policy the U.S. has with Cuban refugees.

"Let's talk about the other immigrants because my husband's actually going through immigration right now and so I am very familiar with the topic and he is doing it the legal way and it is costing him a lot of money and it's a long process. So why should he have to do it the legal way and then people come into this country illegally and we as Americans are paying because they can't afford to be here? That's all Donald Trump is saying. Do you want your tax dollars to go to support illegal immigrants when our health insurance is bloody mess? We don't even have jobs for Americans in this country," Campins stated.

Transcript of her comments:

KATRINA CAMPINS, TRUMP SUPPORTER: I think the whole anti-Hispanic idea that Trump is universally against Hispanics, the root of that really started with immigration. And the root of that started because people misinterpreted what he was saying about immigration. So all of a sudden people think that Trump is anti-Hispanics, and he is not.

But all of this back and forth has caused Hispanics to really truly believe that. And I get a lot of support from Hispanics that tell me we understand, Katrina. We support Trump because we understand that that was not what he meant to say, that was misconstrued by the media and then there are other Hispanics who believe everything they hear and see in the media.

And I'm telling you as a Hispanic woman, who has known Donald Trump since 2004, he is not anti-Hispanic. And I am so proud of my culture. I'm so proud. I'm a Cuban-American. My parents came here at a very young age and I want legal immigration to work the right way. I don't want to pay for illegal immigrants. I don't want to pay tax dollars so that they can get better health care than I can as an American. That's the point Donald Trump is trying to make. All of this anti-Hispanic stuff is just [false]...

Let's talk about the other immigrants because my husband's actually going through immigration right now and so I am very familiar with the topic and he is doing it the legal way and it is costing him a lot of money and it's a long process. So why should he have to do it the legal way and then people come into this country illegally and we as Americans are paying because they can't afford to be here? That's all Donald Trump is saying. Do you want your tax dollars to go to support illegal immigrants when our health insurance is bloody mess? We don't even have jobs for Americans in this country.

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