WASHINGTON – the speaker of the house of representatives Paul D. Ryan said on Thursday that it is not to of a removal force the removal of illegal immigrants from the United States
“This is not happening,” he said during a televised meeting in the town hall. “That’s not true.”
President-elect Donald Trump has immigration one of his top priorities during his campaign. He received rousing responses each time, he vowed to deport people who are illegally in the country — up to 11 million.
This position softened after Trump won the election when he said he would start with 3 million with criminal records.
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Angelica Villalobos, standing next to her daughter, asked the speaker if he thinks you should be deported.
“No,” said Ryan. “I can see that you love your daughter that you are a nice person that has a great future in front of you, and I hope that your future here.”
Instead, Ryan said Trump has asked lawmakers to focus on two priorities with regard to illegal immigration: securing the border and deportation of immigrants that are violent, repeat criminals.
House GOP lawmakers and aides have said recently that you are working with, as the figures for the border promised backup to well to Trump the promise of the construction of a wall on the border to Mexico, although at least initially, taxpayers are footing the bill – not in Mexico would, as a trump card.
The Associated Press contributed to this report