Paul Ryan: Immigration Reform Needed to Restore the American Idea
At Chicago event, Ryan advances principles for bipartisan reform.
On April 22, 2013, Congressman Paul Ryan spoke to the City Club of Chicago on the need for an immigration system that is accountable, efficient and effective. Joined by Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Ryan advanced principles that should guide bipartisan immigration-reform effort, and made the case that legal immigration strengthens America.
We Must Welcome Those Who Pledge to the American Idea
Key Principles to Fix our Broken Immigration System
"We need to secure the border. We are in an age of national-security threats of transnational terrorism. We have drug cartels that are trying to ship drugs in to pollute the lives of our children. We need to secure the border."
"We need to enforce our laws. We need to have laws that we can enforce. Right now, we encourage people to break the law and we punish people who follow the law."
Immigration Reform, if Done Right, Strengthens the American Economy