Central Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock is joining more than 20 House Republicans in changing their position on immigration reform. Schock started a 14-day listening tour through his district this week. A recent Youtube video shows Schock saying undocumented immigrants should be able to apply for citizenship. He says thatís after the border is secure and if those in the country illegally follow a certain path. That includes paying a penalty and back taxes, and having a probationary period. The turnaround for Schock and others on supporting a path to citizenship is notable because there could be enough votes to pass immigration reform through the House. For his part, Schock says heís expressed support for immigration reform since first running for Congress in 2007. Schock says he believes the current system is broken and does not serve the countryís national security, employers, law abiding immigrants or the guest workers who are needed in the economy. A House vote on the matter could come as early as this fall.
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