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Paul Ryan Biography

Title:
Speaker of the US House of Representatives (R-WI)
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“It starts with border enforcement… It starts with enforcing the rule of law. But you need to have a vibrant, legal immigration system. Legal immigration is America… I think you could have a pathway to legal status. That’s been what I have proposed in the past is a pay–a way to make amends with the law, effectively go on probation and earn your way to legal status, but not to citizenship.”

60 Minutes, “The Speaker of the House,” cbsnews.com, Nov. 15, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Oct. 29, 2015-present
  • US Representative (R-WI), Jan. 3, 1999-present
  • US Vice Presidential Candidate, Aug. 11, 2012-Nov. 6, 2012
  • Former Legislative Aid, US Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS)
  • Former speechwriter for Jack Kemp and William Bennett, Empower America
  • Former Marketer, Ryan Inc. (family construction company)
  • Former Intern, Senator Bob Kasten (R-WI)
Education:
  • BA, Economics and Political Science, Miami University (OH), 1992
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @RepPaulRyan
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?