Paul Ryan: Fate of Immigration Bill ‘Clearly in Doubt’

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, one of the top proponents for bringing a major immigration reform bill to the House floor this year, raised serious doubts about the likelihood of such legislation in remarks on ABC’s This Week.

Asked by host George Stephanopolis if he expected President Obama to sign a bill this year, Ryan said “I really don’t know the answer to that question. That is clearly in doubt….I just don’t know if that’s going to be the case or not.”
Ryan said Republicans are willing to walk away if Democrats can’t agree to his favored approach and that even if they did, he’s still not sure it would find Republican support.

“This is a, ‘here are our standards, this is our approach, if you want to do it this way, this is what we’re willing to do.’ And we’re still having a debate in our caucus about even that. But we don’t think we can allow this border to be continue to be overrun. And if we can get security first, no amnesty, before anything happens, we think that is a good approach,” he said.



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