Bill O'Reilly Supports a Pathway to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants
06/20/2012 - 09:10 ||
In a strange concession, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly announced on his show The O'Reilly Factor that he believes there should be a pathway to citizenship for individuals who came here at a young age as undocumented immigrants, reports the Huffington Post. This revelation came during a reflection on the new Time cover story, written by undocumented Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.
After President Obama announced last week that he would halt deportations and grant work permits for many young undocumented immigrants, some immigrants were left out because of age and other missed qualifications. Vargas was one of these, as he is four months too old for the program.
The conservative talk show host commented on Vargas' story and said that while he thinks President Obama's plan is "illegal" he also acknowledged that those like Vargas (undocumented illegals brought to the country at a young age) should have a path to citizenship by law.
"I agree with you. I think there should be a pathway for you," O'Reilly said. "However, however. If you're 32, Jose, and you sneak across the border. No. I'm telling you, 'No.'"
Vargas tweeted on Tuesday, "Bill O'Reilly and I agree on the DREAM Act."
What do you think? Is Bill O'Reilly going soft, or do you think this is a ploy to stir up some more controversy?
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