SPEAKER RYAN EYES DACA BILL BEFORE NOVEMBER
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.