Ben Voelkel

GREEN BAY — In an appearance on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ Sunday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) highlighted the need to address Obamacare’s collapse and the importance of reforming the nation’s immigration system.

Excerpts of the interview are below and video can be found here.

On Obamacare’s collapse

“The bottom line is Obamacare markets are collapsing across the nation. Insurers are deciding to pull out of the markets. So, from my standpoint we do need to stabilize those markets and the issue is not going away. I’m continuing to have discussions with governors, House members and other senators in terms of what is the path moving forward. This issue isn’t going away.”

On reforming the immigration system

“What I’m hoping is that the bill that Senators Perdue and Cotton introduced, possibly combined with my own guest worker visa program managed by the states, combined with what Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin are doing will start a serious discussion in terms of what we need to do to fix our incredibly broken legal immigration system.”

“There are literally hundreds of millions of people that want to come into America to seek the opportunity that only America really offers. We should be selective. We should target those individuals that can come here on a merit-based system and add to our economy.”

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