The newly-elected House Speaker said in several interviews on Sunday that he will not work on any comprehensive immigration bills with Obama due to his use of executive orders to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. His public pronouncement affirms what he told Members of the House Freedom Caucus in advance of the Speaker elections.
However, Ryan has not made any commitments on amnesty legislation beyond Pres. Obama’s term.
On NBC’s Meet the Press Speaker Ryan said, “I do not believe we should advance comprehensive immigration legislation with a president who has proven himself untrustworthy on this issue.”
Ryan did admit on ABC’s This Week that it is still possible to pass smaller immigration-related policy. “If we believe and have consensus on things like border enforcement and interior security, then fine,” he said.
This puts off any chance of passing a comprehensive immigration overhaul until at least 2017. This will also help Speaker Ryan ease tensions with many House conservatives who are concerned about his past open border immigration policies.
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Updated: Wed, Oct 11th 2017 @ 3:20pm EDT