Speaker of the House

Ryan’s Questionable Immigration Stance

Congressman Paul Ryan’s immigration track record may halt his path to Speaker of the House, based on his past as an outspoken advocate for immigration overhaul.  In his website, Ryan clearly advocates for immigration changes and how it will contribute to economic growth, while adding that amnesty shouldn’t be given to the illegal immigrants.  His voting record is ambivalent - in 2014 Ryan voted against funding executive branch immigration policy of prosecutorial discretion in deportation cases, but in 2010 he voted against providing legal status for some undocumented immigrant children.  Immigration hard-liners are hesitant with Ryan’s immigration stance because of his conflicted history on immigration policy.