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November 16, 2015 7:02 am

House Speaker Ryan Voices Opposition to Deportation of Immigrants

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Newly elected speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Photo: wiki commons.

Newly elected speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Photo: wiki commons.

Bloomberg – House Speaker Paul Ryan said he supports allowing undocumented immigrants to remain in the US without gaining citizenship, and that he doesn’t believe mass deportation, an idea promoted by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, is feasible.

Immigration “starts with border enforcement,” Ryan said in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” program that will air on Sunday, according to a transcript provided by the network. “It starts with enforcing the rule of law. But you need to have a vibrant, legal immigration system. I think you could have a pathway to legal status. Earn your way to legal status, but not to citizenship.”

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