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American Bridge Paul Ryan Research Book

American Bridge Paul Ryan Research Book


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The Hill: Ryan’s Vice Presidential Prospects Could Be Hurt By “Mean Spirited” Votes On Immigration Bills.

According to The Hill, “Controversial votes to crack down on illegal immigrants could hurt the chances of Sen. Rob Portman
(R-Ohio) or Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) landing on the Republican presidential ticket. The two men are rising stars in the GOP
believed to be on the shortlist of possible running mates for Mitt Romney. But their prospects could be endangered by their
votes on legislation that pro-immigrant advocates describe as ‘mean-spirited’ and still sparks anger among Hispanic voters.”
[The Hill, 5/10/12]

Ryan Supported Border Security Bill To Criminalize Violations Of Federal Immigration Law. According to The
Hill, “Ryan voted in December of 2005 for a border security bill sponsored by Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) that
pro-immigrant advocates describe as the most outrageous anti-immigrant and anti-Latino legislation of the past decade.
The bill, which did not pass the Senate, would have criminalized violations of federal immigration law and shifted
enforcement responsibility to state and local authorities. Illegal immigrants who violated certain provisions would have
been listed in a national crime information database. The legislation prompted mass protests by Hispanics nationwide
several months after it passed the House.” [The Hill, 5/10/12]

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Said Ryan Stance On Immigration Was In Sync With President Bush. According to the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “But Ryan acknowledges that his constituents require a lot of persuading on that point. ‘I think
the vast majority of my constituents side with the House legislation and are against what the Senate was trying to do,’ Ryan
said. Ryan’s support for a broader bill with citizenship provisions places him more in sync with President Bush on
immigration. But fellow Republicans Green and Petri stand closer to Sensenbrenner’s position.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

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