Politics Paul Ryan urges border security to be part of DACA compromise

19:10  06 september  2017
19:10  06 september  2017 Source:   CNN

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  Ryan says Trump shouldn't end DACA "I actually don't think he should do that and I believe that this is something Congress has to fix," Ryan told WCLO Janesville.House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said Friday he doesn't think President Trump should cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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08/21/2017: RACINE, WISCONSIN --House Speaker Paul Ryan greets town hall participants on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the Racine Theatre Guild in Racine, Wisconsin.Alyssa Schukar for CNN: 08/21/2017: RACINE, WISCONSIN -- House Speaker Paul Ryan greets town hall participants on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the Racine Theatre Guild in Racine, Wisconsin. Alyssa Schukar for CNN© Alyssa Schukar for CNN 08/21/2017: RACINE, WISCONSIN -- House Speaker Paul Ryan greets town hall participants on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the Racine Theatre Guild in Racine, Wisconsin. Alyssa Schukar for CNN

House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the President's decision to have Congress decide the fate of those participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and said he believed there was a compromise that both linked the fate of undocumented workers with border security.

"I think it's totally reasonable and appropriate that when you take a look at the DACA dilemma -- this is a dilemma that in large part stems from the fact that it is a symptom of a larger problem, and the larger problem is that we do not have control of our borders," Ryan told reporters after meeting with House GOP members. "So it's only reasonable and fitting that we also address the root cause of the problem -- which is borders that are not sufficiently controlled -- while we address this very real and very human problem that's right in front of us."

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Washington: Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has urged US President Donald Trump not to scrap a former President Barack Obama-era programme that Paul Ryan calls on Trump to keep DACA programme

"Ending DACA is part of that agenda. Ryan needs to publicly urge Trump to not eliminate these protections that have improved the economy and the lives of so many young people and families.

President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise that he would build a border wall, but the speaker never mentioned the word "wall" and instead focused on beefing up security along the southwest border.

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In advance of Trump's decision Tuesday, Ryan had asked Trump not to scrap the program. Speaking on his hometown radio station WCLO in Janesville, Wisconsin, last Friday, Ryan said Congress was working on a legislative fix to preserve the program.

"I actually don't think he should do that," Ryan said of Trump's then-consideration of ending the program. "I believe that this is something that Congress has to fix."

Pressed if those DACA recipients would see a solution in the next six months, Ryan said Wednesday, "I think people should rest easy" but emphasized "there is a compromise to be had here."

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"President Trump was right in his decision. He made the right call. I'm also encouraged by the fact that he gave us time to work out a consensus, to find a compromise because these kids, don't, for the most, don't know any other home than the United States," the speaker said. "So I think the President was right to give us the time we need to find that compromise."

Ryan also made it clear they would not move anything unless it had the support of Trump.

DACA working groups form in Congress .
House Speaker Paul Ryan and other power centers in Congress have begun assembling groups to work on immigration as Washington continues to race the clock ahead of a March deadline to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But even with the activity on the Hill, the President continues to wield a heavy influence on any path forward and has shown he can upend any tentative compromise with just a tweet.

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