In a Wednesday meeting with the Charlotte Republican National Hispanic Assembly, Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., conceded he’s still looking for answers on how to fix the nation’s “broken” immigration system.
However, he said suggestions of open amnesty for the millions in the country illegally could lead to unintended consequences, including others coming to the country illegally in search equal treatment.
“If there’s an amnesty, what happens the year after that?” he asked the group. “I don’t assume to have all the answers and don’t pretend to…There are a lot of people working, hoping we can come to some agreement.”
The Hispanic group formed in Charlotte two months ago, and Pittenger said his appearance was in part an effort to acknowledge that Republicans need to do more to make Hispanics feel they are appreciated by the party. Mark Price