Nov 25, 2009

Dobbs: Maybe illegal immigrants aren't so bad after all

Unshackled from his desk at CNN, Lou Dobbs now feels free to be himself. Already he is making noise about running for the Senate in New Jersey, a state with a large Hispanic population. And so, in one of his first interviews, Dobbs made a 180-degree turn from his anti-immigrant brand of populism to say he now favors a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

Um, what?

From the Wall Street Journal:
In a little-noticed interview Friday, Mr. Dobbs told Spanish-language network Telemundo he now supports a plan to legalize millions of undocumented workers, a stance he long lambasted as an unfair "amnesty."

"Whatever you have thought of me in the past, I can tell you right now that I am one of your greatest friends and I mean for us to work together," he said in a live interview with Telemundo's Maria Celeste. "I hope that will begin with Maria and me and Telemundo and other media organizations and others in this national debate that we should turn into a solution rather than a continuing debate and factional contest."
Dobbs championed the factional contest. His proposal to legalize some of the 12 million illegal immigrants "under certain conditions" is the flip-flop of a still-young century.

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