Ryan Says He Won't Support Senate Immigration Bill

Sep 13, 2013

Congressman Paul Ryan says the House will take up immigration reform this fall, but he won't support the bill that passed the U. S. Senate.

The Wisconsin Republican spoke Friday to a business group in Brookfield.  He's been working largely behind the scenes on an alternative to the Democratic-backed Senate plan.

Ryan says his priorities are first securing the border, then moving forward with creating a way for people who aren't here legally to gain citizenship.

Ryan says he opposes giving illegal immigrants amnesty and instead wants to create a probationary status for them as they work their way toward citizenship.