SPEAKER RYAN EYES DACA BILL BE­FORE NOVEM­BER

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4House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thurs­day said he wants a bi­par­ti­san im­mi­gra­tion bill en­acted be­fore Novem­ber con­gres­sional elec­tions by ad­dress­ing young il­le­gal Dreamer im­mi­grants as well as bor­der se­cu­rity is­sues. “I want to fix this prob­lem, so I would like to have an im­mi­gra­tion vote be­fore the midterms,” Ryan told a news con­fer­ence. His com­ments came a day af­ter a break­away group of House Repub­li­cans at­tempted to force ac­tion on leg­is­la­tion pro­tect­ing so-called Dream­ers — young im­mi­grants brought into the United States il­le­gally when they were chil­dren — from de­por­ta­tion. Ryan has pre­vi­ously ex­pressed sup­port for help­ing Dream­ers, but he has not given the go-ahead for de­bat­ing any bill, even though pub­lic opin­ion polls show broad sup­port in the coun­try for help­ing Dream­ers. The youths had won tem­po­rary pro­tec­tions in 2012 from Demo­cratic thenPres­i­dent Barack Obama. But last Septem­ber Repub­li­can Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump or­dered Obama’s De­ferred Ac­tion for Child­hood Ar­rivals (DACA) pro­gram ter­mi­nated on March 5, 2018. Court bat­tles have de­layed the end of DACA, leav­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of the im­mi­grants in limbo.

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