Congressman Paul Ryan

Immigration reform could benefit Wisconsin

Congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville is looking for common ground in Washington on the question of immigration reform. In an interview with Gazette Reporter Frank Schultz, the Republican says he's trying to get everybody talking to each other to find where consensus lies. He says it is unacceptable to have an uncontrolled border, a system where people are having their identities stolen at the workplace, and a legal immigration system not based on supporting the economy. Ryan says at a Republican caucus last week, the consensus was that the immigration system is broken and needs fixing. Ryan says he wants a system allowing employers to easily check the real identity of job applicants. Reform would benefit honest employers in Wisconsin who are competing with businesses that hire lower-wage workers illegally. The House is expected to take up the issue in September. Ryan expects the House to take up immigration in September.

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