And CNN reported last month that Ryan, himself, was supporting a bipartisan effort in the House on immigration reform and encouraging fellow members to move forward with major immigration reform legislation this year.
Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, also applauded the president’s tone on immigration during his State of the Union address earlier this month. He told CNN’s Jake Tapper that Obama’s language in the speech was “productive.” …
The congressman, according to his old text on his website, opposed the DREAM Act because it was “a symptom-rather than the root cause-of our current problems.” Ryan argued that the U.S. must first secure the border and build an enforceable guest worker program before pursuing such “piecemeal reforms like the DREAM Act.”
However, that specific language is gone and the website now says that “immigration legislation must include a fair and reasonable way to address the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the United States, of which over seven million are employed, contributing members of our economy.” That includes a path forward “for the DREAMers,” it states.