Paul Ryan Opposes Trump’s Plan to End DACA: I ‘Don’t Think He Should Do That’


If you thought maybe President Trump’s idea to scrap DACA would give him a new chance to politically connect with Paul Ryan, think again.

The House Speaker gave a radio interview to WCLO’s Tim Bremel on Friday, where said Trump shouldn’t go through with his reported plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Obama-era protection shields young undocumented DREAMers from deportation, but Ryan believes things will work better if Congress figures out what to do with the program.

“I actually don’t think he should do that,” said Ryan. “I believe that this is something that Congress has to fix.”

The Trump Administration is currently facing pressure from 10 states who have threatened legal action against the government unless DACA is rescinded by September 5. Even though Ryan thinks the program was an act of executive overreach from former President Barack Obama, the speaker said its now up to the legislature to find a solution for DACA recipients.

“President Obama does not have the authority to do what he did … we’ve made that very clear. Having said all of that, there are people who are in Limbo. These are kids who know no other country, who were brought here by their parents and don’t know another home. And so I really do believe there that there needs to be a legislative solution.”

Even though the White House is still debating whether to go ahead with ending DACA, this could become the latest issue where Trump and Ryan fail to see eye to eye. Trump recently threatened to shut down the government unless he gets funding for the border wall, while Ryan disagreed with Trump over his pardon of Joe Arpaio and how he handled Charlottesville.

Watch above, (start at 11:30) via WCLO.

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