Rubio gets props from Paul Ryan for immigration plan

Paul_ryan_thumbs_upIn a story that has gotten little attention, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) came out this week in support of “the principles” of Sen. Marco Rubio’s plan on immigration reform.

Rubio outlined his vision of immigration reform in an interview with the Wall Street Journal last week. A plan that includes a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants currently living in the United States.

“Senator Rubio is exactly right on the need to fix our broken immigration system,” Ryan said Monday in a post on his Facebook page. “I support the principles he’s outlined: modernization of our immigration laws; stronger security to curb illegal immigration; and respect for the rule of law in addressing the complex challenge of the undocumented population. Our future depends on an immigration system that works.”

As potential 2016 presidential candidates, Ryan or Rubio have plenty to lose if immigration reform falls through and sparks another backlash among Latino voters akin to 2012, notes Benjay Sarlin of TPM.

“But taking on a leadership role in the debate is dangerous territory as well, potentially opening up their right flanks to attacks in a GOP primary,” he adds.

And the N.Y. Times reports that some conservative Republicans made it clear they would not support Rubio’s position. In a statement, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama said President Obama had undercut the chances for an overhaul by weakening enforcement.

“If the administration had spent the last four years ending illegality instead of abetting it,” he said, “we would be in a better position for some kind of agreement.”

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  • David Farrar

    In addition to Sen. Rubio's provisions, I would like to add one other: During the 10-year time period undocumented aliens are to wait before qualifying for naturalization, all their offspring, if born in this country, would no longer be considered U.S. citizens at birth, but must under go naturalization at the age of majority, as would any juvenile not born in this country and illegally brought into the United States by the cardholder.

    ex animo

    davidfarrar

  • Dave Francis

    FIRST OUR GUNS, AND MORE TAXES TO BE TAKEN TO SUPPORT ILLEGAL ALIENS.

    Everybody can have a say in this illegal immigration controversy, by calling their federal and state representatives? President Obama is determined to give people who have no respect for our laws, a path to citizenship; even low key criminals. Zero-in on your politicians and demand they vote for passage of Texas Republican Lamar Smith “(The Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885)” to remove unauthorized workers from nationwide business by implementing mandated E-Verify. Both businesses and the American people overwhelmingly support E-Verify. Nearly 360,000 American employers voluntarily use E-Verify and over 2,700 new businesses sign up every week. The program quickly confirms 99.5% of work-eligible employees. It's free, fast, and easy to use. With 23 million Americans unemployed or underemployed and seven million illegal immigrants working in the U.S., now is the time to increase E-Verify. Then also demand passage of the “Birthright Citizenship bill (Rep. Steve King, R-IA; H.R.140)”, which will collapse the intentional smuggling of the illegal unborn into the United States to collect hundreds of billions of dollars in entitlements from taxpayers by parents.

    Called “anchor babies,” the children of illegal immigrants born in the United States cannot actually prevent deportation of their parents. It is not until they attain the age of 21 that the children are able to file paperwork to sponsor their parents (CHAIN MIGRATION) for legal immigration status. The cost is unparalleled for the U.S. taxpayer who is charged with the free education, health care and low income shelter and cash payments. The parents remain exposed until that point. A well regulated Guest Labor force could be provided for agriculture, but not permanent residency. Plus the STEM program for technical professionals who wish to immigrate, but not unlimited numbers. The impoverished should not apply, as America has millions of its own under privileged. All the facts, the shocking costs to federal and mainly states welfare benefits, which the Liberal Progressives press, does not wish to be known at NumbersUSA website.

    Are we about to lose our rights, our guns and our government influenced by the 7.billion annual cost of the United Nations; and no say on illegal immigration?