According to Politico Sean Hannity stated on his radio program that he has ‘evolved’ on immigration and now supports a ‘pathway to citizenship’ for undocumented immigrants in this country.
“It’s simple to me to fix it,” Hannity said. “I think you control the border first. You create a pathway for those people that are here — you don’t say you’ve got to go home. And that is a position that I’ve evolved on. Because, you know what, it’s got to be resolved. The majority of people here, if some people have criminal records you can send them home, but if people are here, law-abiding, participating for years, their kids are born here, you know, first secure the border, pathway to citizenship, done.”
“You can’t let the problem continue — it’s got to stop,” the conservative radio host added.
My position on the immigration issue has also evolved. I agree with Hannity. Our nation needs to provide a pathway to citizenship for those undocumented immigrants living here in the U.S.
With saying that….
In the 80′s President Reagan brokered a deal with the Democrat controlled congress to grant amnesty to 3 million undocumented immigrants in exchange for the Democrats making sure that the border would be secured or closed. Reagan kept his end of the bargain. However, Democrats in congress failed to keep their end of the deal and they broke their promise to close the border. Democrats breaking promises? No big surprise here.
Compromise is needed from both Democrats and Republicans on the immigration issue. If the border is secured, or in the process there of and funding for the border project continues as necessary, then I am okay with supporting a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented immigrants in the United States.