Rep. Schock on immigration: Supports path to citizenship, after border is secured

SHARE Rep. Schock on immigration: Supports path to citizenship, after border is secured
SHARE Rep. Schock on immigration: Supports path to citizenship, after border is secured

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iivrxmw2aPs&feature=youtu.be

WASHINGTON–Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) said at a recent town hall in his central Illinois district that he supports a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants–after certain pre-conditions are met.

The House left last week for a five-week summer break without taking up immigration measures; the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill in June on a 68-32 vote. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) voted yes.

Schock said that after the border is secured, illegal immigrants who come forward, pay back taxes, have violated no laws should go on a probationary period and “then they can apply for citizenship and go to the back of the line.”

I think that Schock is the first GOP Illinois House member to support a path to citizenship, a subject of much debate within the GOP.

The Latest
Jordan Jackson, 22, faces three counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer, one count of possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, Chicago police said.
Mr. Wiley started as a copy clerk in 1952, working from midnight to 8 a.m., and attending classes at Northwestern University during the day.
A man was wounded by a security guard during a shootout at Millennium Park.
Ms. Osborne earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. She was a founding member of the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.
David Smith, complete streets manager at the Chicago Department of Transportation, sat down for an interview recently to answer cyclists’ most pressing questions.