Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump don’t see eye-to-eye on immigration.
Trump favors a secure border and opposes amnesty, while Ryan champions open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens.
Now that President-elect Trump won a mandate to crack down on illegal immigration, Speaker Ryan appears to be plotting to squash any plans to stop illegal immigration.
In an interview with 60 Minutes, Speaker Ryan ignored President-elect Trump’s plans to secure America’s border and stop the flow of illegal immigrants into America.
In a 60 Minutes interview conducted Dec. 1, Ryan outlined his six top priorities, which do not include implementation of Trump’s election-winning immigration reform policy.
The six priorities are “repealing and replacing Obamacare, fixing the regulatory state to grow jobs, reforming the tax code, rebuilding the military, securing the border, and making sure that we can address some of the infrastructure problems that we have,” Ryan told CBS.
Ryan’s allies in the House are echoing that call.
Breitbart also noted that outgoing Republican Study Committee Chairman Bill Flores seemed to have read from the same script when he outlined the House Republicans priorities:
“That’s a close match to Flores’ priority list:
Let’s do the things where we agree –– let’s do tax reform, let’s repeal Obamacare, lets replace Obamacare, let’s start dealing with border security, let’s rebuild our national security … we could easily take six months to do those things where we agree, and that gives us the next six months to try to figure out where is the commonality between what he want to do with respect to infrastructure, and what we think the way would be to go with respect to infrastructure, just as one example.
Both Ryan and Flores are also offering Trump the opportunity to get distracted in complex plans for infrastructure spending — knowing that any debate on infrastructure — airports, roads, buildings — may drag Trump away from pushing his election-winning immigration reforms through Congress.”
After the 2012 election, so-called “experts” and establishment Republicans claimed Mitt Romney lost to Barack Obama because the GOP didn’t embrace amnesty for illegal immigrants.
The GOP’s “autopsy” report contained one policy recommendation – Republicans in Congress should work with Democrats to pass an amnesty bill.
The legislation died and the media assumed it would doom the GOP’s hopes in the 2016 election.
When Donald Trump announced his candidacy, he took a tough stand on securing the border and stopping illegal immigration.
He rocketed to the top of the GOP polls – a position he never relinquished.
In the general election, the media and establishment Republicans claimed a “Hispanic surge” would sweep across key swing states and push Hillary Clinton over the finish line.
But when all the votes were counted, Trump not only emerged victorious, but he won more Hispanic votes than pro-amnesty establishment Republicans John McCain and Mitt Romney.
President-elect Trump was handed a mandate by the American people to secure the border and end illegal immigration.
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