Paul Ryan promotes amnesty for "undocumented Americans" (immigration reform)

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Yesterday at a "Hispanic town hall" (link), Paul Ryan promoted comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty. This shouldn't be a surprise: fiscal conservatives are all about the money, and there's money to be had by supporting amnesty.

He combined supporting policies that would greatly harm the U.S. and the GOP with using language more associated with the far-left, such as this:

"So, yes, it may be difficult and it might take 15 years for a person to get right. But I think that's a pretty good deal given that we have all these undocumented Americans."

For a notable example, another person who's used that same phrase is well-known illegal alien Gaby Pacheco.

Other Ryan quotes (as presented in the article; he may have said these out of order):

"Immigration is a good thing for this country. It is this country... A lot of people are saying, just pass the Senate bill... That's not what the House is going to do.... I think we can make it better.... I'm not doing this for politics... I think it's the right thing to do for the country... [the House intends] to bring about five or six bills...to fix these problems in our immigration laws one step at a time in a comprehensive way... Tentatively, October, we're going to vote on these bills... We're going to vote on a border security bill, we're going to vote on an interior enforcement bill, like the workplace verification and the visa tracking. We're going to vote on a legal immigration bill for visas, for agricultural workers, for skilled workers... We're going to vote on a bill to legalize people who are undocumented... We want to give people an ability to come out of the shadows and get themselves right with the law... Representative King's remarks [1], I disagree with, I disavow, and they're wrong... [he wants amnesty to supposedly fix things] once and for all, so that we don't have the same problem 10 years from now... We want to make sure we're fair to the legal immigrant... We want to make sure the law does not reward people for quote, unquote, cutting in line. We want to make sure that that person who came here legally in the first place who waited patiently, that they're respected by being at the front of the line."

For all the many reasons those quotes are wrong, see: comprehensive immigration reform, immigration line, guest workers, living in the shadows and the Marco Rubio and Rand Paul pages.

So, how well is Ryan's sell out of the U.S. working? So well that Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces de la Frontera (see the link) had this to say:

"It is encouraging that he is really taking leadership on this issue to try to move a bill this year. I feel it's important for someone in his position to continue to articulate the economic benefits of immigration reform for everyone and the moral imperative to do this."

Want to do something about this? Work to change the minds or discredit anyone who supports Paul Ryan. Search for those whose tweets support @PRyan, and then decide whether they're persuadable. If they are, try to turn them against Ryan. If they aren't, look up who those supporters talk to and try to turn those third parties against the Ryan supporter.

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[1] The "Representative King's remarks" part is a reference to Steve King's "cantaloupes" remarks; King's math was off but other than that and his hyperbole his comments were accurate.