Media reports have characterized Pryor as a likely Democratic defector on immigration reform, but on Thursday he endorsed the bill.
“I’m inclined to support it,” he told The Hill. “I’m watching the amendment process very closely. I’m concerned that they may add some sort of poison pill amendment or something like that, but nonetheless I’m inclined to support it."
Yet, in 2008, when he was running for re-election, Senator Pryor had the following to say about immigration:
While I recognize our nation’s immigration system is broken, I do not support amnesty.
With more than twelve million illegal immigrants in our nation and more arriving every day, the burden on our schools, hospitals and law enforcement agencies is severe...There can be no solution to this problem without first securing our borders.