Congressman Paul Ryan believes he has remedies for immigration, healthcare and the economy. In a wide-ranging interview with Yahoo Finance, the potential presidential candidate and author of the new book, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea,” tells Bianna Golodryga that he has not yet decided whether he’s running for president in 2016, but his strong opinions on a number of domestic and international policies suggest otherwise.
Ryan’s remedy for immigration
Congressman Ryan, meanwhile, says he has a remedy for immigration in this country. “First, you have to actually secure the border; you actually have to have what we call interior enforcement, which is a verification system on the job to make sure that people are lawfully present in this country, are who they say they are; you have to have a visa-tracking system,” he says. “But I also say we have to fix legal immigration so that it works for our economy because we have to recognize that in the future, with baby-boomers retiring, we will have areas of labor shortages that need to be addressed and if they’re not addressed, we will have a shrinking economy; we will not hit our potential.”
In the past, Ryan has supported bipartisan legislation that many of the most conservative republicans rejected, including a 2006 bill put forward by Congressman Luis Guterriez – a democrat – which included citizenship rights.