Ex-Speaker Dennis Hastert: Give Illegal Immigrants Legal Status

Longest serving Republican speaker in history


The effort to give undocumented immigrants a shot at legal status got a boost Thursday from an influential Republican.

Former House speaker Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving GOP speaker in history, told the Wall Street Journal that his former colleagues should pass an immigration bill that would improve border security and give legal status to the estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants already in the USA.