RACINE — Congressman Paul Ryan was back in Racine today, holding a bilingual Hispanic Listening Session on federal issues.

Ryan, a Janesville Republican whose district includes all of Racine County, was at St. Patrick’s Church, McCarthy Hall, 1111 Douglas Ave. from 12-1:30 p.m. today, fielding concerns from the Hispanic community on federal government issues.

The focus was immigration reform, where Ryan has emerged as a leader among House Republicans.

The listening session gave people the chance to ask questions about this and other issues in both English and Spanish. It marked one of more than 15 Hispanic listening sessions the congressman has held since being elected, including past bilingual sessions, according to estimates from Ryan’s office.

The listening session was preceded by a prayer vigil led by the Racine Interfaith Coalition, and followed by a press conference with local immigrant advocacy group Voces de la Frontera.

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JackFoobar
JackFoobar

So, he going to illegals to ask them if they want to be legal.

This will end the Republican Party, and maybe it's for the best. Nutless NWO qu#ers.

peted
peted

This is Obama's game to categorize and divide people according to race, gender, or ethnic origin! Now Paul Ryan is playing the same game and it may succeed in getting him elected but will not preserve America and make it greater! Land of Immigrants, eth? But they had to learn English and to assimilate into the American culture in order to call themselves American and get citizenship! What is next on Ryan's agenda, listening for Blacks, Asians, Middle Easterners, and don't forget the Europeans! At this rate America will become the Balkans of the New World!

Bretfox
Bretfox

Ryan you have lost touch with your base. You are now living in RINO land. Sorry to see you go but we can no longer trust or depend on you to stand up for Americans. You prefer to stand up for illegals. Shame on you.

Surgeons enshrined
Surgeons enshrined

Paul Ryan didnt have a "listening session" for me or people like me. Do we need to break the law to get Ryan's attention? I'm done with the Republicans. I supported them in 2010, but I won't in 2014.

txn53

bull....English only. It isn't racial...it's American. Learn English and succeed.

Blindman
Blindman

The meeting should have started with...The next President of the United States , Paul Ryan...YES

SilverState

In other news, Paul Ryan announced the ignominious end to his political career.

granny grits

With the republican Hispanic outreach program going so well, too...

integrity_rising

Let's keep things simple. America use to be simple. In that vein, what is really disturbing here is there is a bilingual listening session. If Congress and the Senate do not get off their dead behinds and make English the official language of the government their Grand Children will regret it. The first unifying factor of a society is a common language. Must we relearn that lesson. It was after all taught at the "Tower of Babel"!!! Just because you make an official language does not mean all others are outlawed. Diversity is not strength. The ability to endure and overcome problems caused by diversity is.

2brnt2b
2brnt2b

Do you even know what "bilingual" means? You'd make anyone tired.

Even More Tired

Why are they bilingual. If you want to be an american, be one, including speaking our language

Umadbro

because obviously no white people can ever care about minorities. just what we need more racist comments

GetYourIdiotVaccination

A.K.A. How to act like you care about or even respect the person you are listening to....or any minority for that matter, Pauly.

n' sit
n' sit

wealthy republican paul ryan will most likely be doing damage control today in racine. following the comments made by his pal mr. king about immigrants " with calves the size of cantelopes carrying dope across the border. he'll have to liabout being a hater and why republicans refuse to cooperate on immigration reform. I hope he's asked what he's doing with all the social security money immigrants pay in and he decides to spend??!!

integrity_rising

Are you talking about the social security taxes immigrants pay on their FAKE social security numbers? Or legitimate social security numbers and taxes paid on them. People need to get a grip. If Mexico is so great why are they still coming to America. And they won't be satisfied until America is in the same condition as Mexico. Now before you go calling me a racist you must first ask for permission to do so from my full blooded MEXICAN wife.

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