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Ryan: No Mass Deportation But Will Do Border Security

On Sunday, Speaker Paul Ryan appeared on CNN’s “State Of The Union” to discuss President-elect Trump’s policy agenda. During the interview, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked about differences between Trump and Ryan on immigration policy and whether or not there would be mass deportations as Trump has urged at times.

“I think we should put people’s minds at ease. That is not what our focus is. That is not what we’re focussed on. We’re focussed on securing the border,” Ryan informed Tapper. “We think that’s first and foremost before we get into any other immigration issue, we’ve got to know who’s coming and going in the country. We’ve got to secure the border. So we believe an enforcement bill, a border security enforcement bill, is really the first priority. That’s what we’re focused on.”