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Watch: Glenn Beck Is In Favor Of Helping Undocumented Immigrants

Matthew Tinoco |
July 9, 2014 | 4:23 p.m. PDT

Beck makes his case for compassion. (Screenshot/BlazeTV)
Beck makes his case for compassion. (Screenshot/BlazeTV)
In a move that shocks pretty much everyone, historically conservative commentator Glenn Beck dedicated 13 minutes on his Tuesday show to a monologue encouraging Americans to offer compassion and care to unaccompanied minors who are flooding America's southern border. 

Beck argued that "debates" in the United States over reform and anmesty are distracting from the bigger issue at hand: a refugee crisis of thousands of children who need a serious amount of help.

In the past Beck has been extraordinarily defaming to immigrants, saying in 2006 how "One, they're terrorists; two, they're escaping the law; three, they're hungry and they can't make a living in their own dirtbag country."

Beck's tone yesterday, however, was staunchly different. He even went so far as to offer a bit of analysis as to why we're in this situation, explaining how most of these people are not from Mexico, but rather Central America, and specifically Honduras, the "most violent and unstable country country on planet earth."

Beck gave a slight history of the 2009 millitary coup in Honduras, in which a democratically elected president was thrown out and replaced by a millitary leader. The coup was rejected by all major international powers except the United States, who welcomed the new leader. 

Ultimately, Beck's decision to embrace a more humanitarian ideology is welcome. It really was Glenn Beck who said "The best way to secure our borders and make America a safe place is to make it accessible to all those fleeing poverty, oppression, and violence."

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