Fox News host Brian Kilmeade said undocumented immigrants can qualify for a new scholarship if they provide “night-vision video,” reported the Huffington Post Latino Voices.
He was referring to a new University of California at Berkeley scholarship created to assist undocumented students with college tuition costs. The fund was created to aid these students because they are not eligible for federal Pell grants, federally backed loans or work-study positions.
Students do not submit a night vision video to apply, said UC Berkeley officials. “They apply for aid in general by reporting their financial information to the university,” said José Rodríguez, a campus spokesperson. “The Haas, Jr. Fund Dreamers Scholarship is one of the sources of student aid that the campus will now count on starting in fall of 2013.”
Fox News did not respond to a request for comment.
Kilmeade, co-host of the morning show Fox and Friends, described the scholarship this way:
“They’re in the country illegally but they could soon get a scholarship to go to college. The University of California at Berkeley offering nearly 200 scholarships to those not eligible for federal grants or government-backed loans. All they have to do is bring footage of them in green video –night-vision video –and they’ll get in free. The school says it’s trying to spread the program across the country.”
Kilmeade ended the segment saying “Sorry citizens, you’re out of luck.”
This is not the first time Kilmeade has made offensive remarks. Last month, he awkwardly joked on his radio show that his own network hired its female anchors from a lingerie catalog. This summer his co-cost Gretchen Carlson walked off the “Fox and Friends” set after he said about women ”we’re letting them play golf and tennis now, it’s out of control.”