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September 24, 2017

Ryan: Majority in Congress want to protect young immigrants


Ryan: Majority in Congress want to protect young immigrants

WASHINGTON —House Speaker Paul Ryan says there’s a bipartisan majority in Congress to protect an estimated 800,000 immigrants brought to…


House Speaker Paul Ryan says there’s a bipartisan majority in Congress to protect an estimated 800,000 immigrants brought to United States as children and now here illegally.

Ryan said in a radio interview Friday that “there’s a sweet spot for this … a majority in Congress” to protect young immigrants while also bolstering border security.

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President Donald Trump said this week he was “fairly close” to an agreement with congressional Democrats that would enshrine protections for young immigrants established by former President Barack Obama.

Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, says any legislation to protect so-called “Dreamers” would be paired with measures to strengthen border security.

Ryan tells Milwaukee’s WISN-AM that “we will not in good conscience fix a symptom of the problem without dealing with the root cause of the problem.”


Source: 4029 Northwest Arkansas News Ryan: Majority in Congress want to protect young immigrants

Ryan: Majority in Congress want to protect young immigrants

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