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Isn't There a Better Way?': O'Reilly Challenges Trump on Controversial Immigration Plan


"We have no choice."

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly confronted businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump over whether he would truly take illegal immigrant families into custody and deport them, with O'Reilly contending that he believe's there's a "better way" to handle the situation.

"Illegal immigrant mother and father living in Los Angeles [who have] two children who are American citizens born here," O'Reilly said. "If you're president, do you order authorities to take that family into custody?"

Trump said that there is no choice but to do so, but that he would find a compassionate way to handle the process.

"We have no choice. I'm sorry, Bill. We have to bring them out, and if they're wonderful people — which I'm sure they will be ... we'll bring them back in an expedited fashion," he said. "But we are a land of laws. We have borders ... you said it, they're illegal immigrants. They're not supposed to be here."

O'Reilly continued to push back, though, citing his skepticism over the idea of booting people out of the U.S.

"But isn't there a better way than that kind of a confrontation?" the host asked, after describing a hypothetical situation in which ICE agents story into family homes. "I just think there might be a better way to do it."

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Trump maintained that there are "no laws anymore" and "no order" in the U.S., and said that he believes a process must be established to help get things back on the right track.

While O'Reilly said that he's fine with removing criminals and other dangerous illegals, he said his concern is over the "law-abiding people with American-citizen kids."

The two also discussed Trump's fellow 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush, as the two presidential hopefuls have been trading barbs over immigration.

"Look, Jeb Bush is a nice person," Trump said. "He doesn't have the energy or the capacity to make our country great again. That I can tell you 100 percent."

(H/T: Mediaite)

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