Rubio gets props from Paul Ryan for immigration plan

[sharenow]

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.”

RELATED

Congress finally offers glimmer of hope for broken immigration system

Rubio shares bold plan on immigration reform

DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW

Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
[sharenow]
Tom Tillison

Comment

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles