Fox News’ Sean Hannity recently told his radio listeners that he’s “evolved” on immigration and thinks undocumented immigrants without criminal records should have a “pathway to citizenship.”
“We've got to get rid of the immigration issue altogether,” he said. “It’s simple to me to fix it. 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, it’s first secure the border, pathway to citizenship, done, whatever little penalties you want to put in there, if you want, and it’s done.”
For Hannity, this is a notable shift. A pathway to citizenship for all law-abiding undocumented immigrants goes well beyond the Obama's DREAM Act, which was opposed by most Republicans.