Paul Ryan spoke to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday addressing the topic of amnesty. At the breakfast he said, “To me, it’s not a question of ‘if’ we fix our broken immigration laws. It’s really a question of ‘when.’”
Ryan also stated, “We know its importance; we know its roots, its history here in America; and we have ideas on how to make this go forward and make it work so that we do have the rule of law, so that we do have reform, so that we’re not in the same position 15 years down the road.”
President Obama and Speaker Boehner have both indicated they want to see legislation on immigration done this year. However, many outside of Washington would rather enforce current laws.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) said, “Can we deal with the folks that are here in a way that is reasonable, that does not violate the rights of folks who have done things legally, [and] can we strictly adhere to the rule of law?”