Rep. Ryan: Senate's Border Security Measure Likely to Boost House Prospects

Image: Rep. Ryan: Senate's Border Security Measure Likely to Boost House Prospects

Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 11:07 PM

By Matthew Auerbach

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said on Tuesday that the Senate's border security amendment is likely to go a long way toward helping immigration reform pass in the House, reports The Washington Times.

"We're going to take our time," said Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential nominee last November.

"The border-security triggers are very important," he explained. "And so that’s going to be probably the keystone of the House legislation, which is, first, you've got to secure the border."

Latest: Do You Support Giving Illegals Citizenship? Vote Here Now

The Senate on Monday approved the addition of 20,000 more border patrol agents for the Mexican border and put in place a requirement to install 700 miles of fencing within a decade.

"I think that that passing helps make this final passage even more likely," Ryan said.

"I think that making sure that we're emphasizing the border is going to be secure and under control so the rest of immigration reform can come alongside it after the border is secured makes getting a final law that much more likely," he added.

"But the House will do its own legislation. It won't do the Senate."

Ryan believes the Senate's emphasis on border security is more in tune with what House lawmakers want to see in immigration reform, according to The Hill.

"What the Senate just did is, they moved closer to the House's position, which obviously makes final legislation more likely," Ryan added.

Ryan said he had every expectation that the House plan would be "similar" to the Senate's bipartisan proposal.

"Similar, but we're going to make sure we do it right," Ryan said.

"We're going to make sure we secure the border. We're going to make sure we have the E-Verify system up and running and fix legal immigration.”

He added that the House intends to take up the immigration reform issue in July.








© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Paul Ryan: Obama's Impeachment Talk Is 'Ridiculous Gambit'

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 22:32 PM

Rep. Paul Ryan says legislation to deal with the crisis of illegal migrant children is imminent – but broader reform unl . . .

Feds to Give Company $84M for Destroyed Gaza Power Plant

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 22:09 PM

A little-known federal agency that helps U.S. companies expand overseas is reportedly ready to fork over $84 million to  . . .

War College to Make Final Decision on Montana Democrat Sen. Walsh

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 21:21 PM

The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved