House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) challenged presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s plan to deport 11 million illegal immigrants during a Tuesday evening town hall meeting hosted by CNN.
While addressing a myriad of issues likely to impact voters in the November election, Ryan addressed the New York businessman’s call to return 11 million illegals to Mexico and a host Central American countries.
“I don’t agree with that. I don’t think rounding up 11 million people, A) is the right thing to do, B) would work. And I don’t think you’d like to see what we’d have to do to the country to do that,” Ryan told the audience.
Offering an alternative to Trump’s remedy for illegal crossings into the U.S., Ryan said reforming the immigration system and increasing security are more suitable options.
“I think you have to secure the border, you have to have reforms that get people out of the shadows and get right with the law and make sure while you are securing the border, you are fixing what’s broken in the legal immigration system.”
“That to me is an approach that makes sense, and it won’t require a round-up or mass deportation,” Ryan responded.
Ryan also explained his continued support of Trump despite vehement disagreement with the candidate’s tone and what some see as “destructive” policy proposals, as seen in the video below.
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