Rep. Paul Ryan is touting Sen. Marco Rubio’s ambitious immigration plan as the “right’’ way to fix a flawed system.
The Wisconsin congressman’s endorsement was made on his Facebook page, the Washington Post reports
“Senator Rubio is exactly right on the need to fix our broken immigration system,” Ryan wrote.
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“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.”
Earlier, Rubio told The Wall Street Journal that undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S., but would “pay a fine, pay back taxes, maybe even do community service.”
The Florida senator said he believed most could then apply for permanent residency or citizenship.
Ryan’s hearty endorsement of Rubio’s plan comes as a bit of a surprise as both men are expected to face off and seek the GOP presidential nomination in the 2016.
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