Sen. Rand Paul is endorsing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants.
"If you wish to live and work in America, we will find a place for you," the Kentucky lawmaker said.
Paul's path to citizenship, which includes several conditions, wouldn't be easy.
But he joins a growing number of Republicans who support immigration reform to broaden the party's appeal among Hispanics.
It also comes as the Republican National Committee says it will spend $10 million this year to reach out to minorities.
The RNC will send hundreds of party workers into Hispanic, black, and Asian communities.
Meanwhile, evangelical leaders say they too support immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally - the first time many have taken a supportive position on that specific issue.
Jim Wallis, president of the Christian social justice group Sojourners, said it's part of a "sea change" in the evangelical community. The change is partly driven by an increasing number of immigrant church-goers.
"We don't believe there are second-class images of God, and therefore we don't believe in a second-class status for people who are willing to follow an earned path to citizenship," Wallis said.
Sojourners is part of a coalition with Southern Baptists and the National Association of Evangelicals.
They have been lobbying for help for the 11 million illegal immigrants in this country.