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GOP Mentions Immigration In Spanish SOTU Response But Not In English One

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"We should also work through the appropriate channels to create permanent solutions for our immigration system," Curbelo said, as translated by American Bridge. A Google translation of Univision's report on Curbelo's remarks largely corroborated the translation.

Politico's Seung Min Kim reported that Curbelo wanted to incorporate immigration into his speech and ran it by Republican leadership.

As Mother Jones reported, whether Curbelo's Spanish-language response would be a direct translation of Ernst's was a matter of some confusion prior to the speeches.

In the end, a House Republican spokesperson told the magazine that Curbelo and Ernst would deliver "the same Republican message" -- but "with their own unique stories and experiences to shape that narrative."