"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.
Curbelo tells me he incorporated a lot of Ernst's speech but also weaved in issues important to him, like immigration. Leadership OK'ed
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) January 21, 2015
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."