Simon Gets Factchecked on The O'Reilly Factor Last Night

Last week Simon appeared on the O’Reilly Factor to discuss Mexico’s role in the current Central American migrant crisis.   During the segment Simon and Bill O’Reilly got into a discussion about how much the flow of undocumented immigrants into the US has slowed during the Obama presidency.   Bill thought Simon was under-estimating the flow, and vowed to do a fact check on Simon’s comments.   You can watch the whole exchange here, and see the backup to the argument Simon makes on air that the net flow of undocumented immigrants into the US under Obama has been zero. You can find the data Simon used and our presentation here.  

Last night the O’Reilly team fact checked Simon’s comments.   While we don’t agree with everything they said, was good to see the famous Bill O’Reilly listening to other’s arguments and perhaps changing his opinion a bit.   Kudos to the O’Reilly team for giving us the chance to make our case, and taking the time to research a topic very much on everyone’s minds.

See the video of the Simon getting factchecked here.