In Spanish-Language SOTU Response, Pro-Amnesty GOP Rep. Calls for ‘Permanent’ Immigration Reform

Rep.-elect Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., does a television interview before the start of a new member orientation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Newly-elected representatives will participate in a week-long orientation session for House freshmen. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Though Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) did not specifically mention immigration or executive amnesty in her response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, pro-amnesty GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) called for immigration reform in his Spanish-language response.

“We should also work through the appropriate channels to create permanent solutions for our immigration system,” Curbelo reportedly said.

The Republican leadership reportedly approved of Curbelo’s speech.