Ryan: Trump's Mass Deportation Plan 'Not Happening'

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Jan 13, 2017 8:50 AM
Ryan: Trump's Mass Deportation Plan 'Not Happening'

House Speaker Paul Ryan assured a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program Thursday during a CNN town hall that her young daughter would not be deported. He also said the president-elect’s mass deportation plan will not happen. 

“I can see you love your daughter, you are a nice person who has a great future ahead of you, and I hope your future is here,” he said.

“What we have to do is find a way to make sure that you can get right with the law, and we’ve got to do this in a good way so that the rug doesn’t get pulled out from under you and your family gets separated.”

CNN host Jake Tapper then asked Ryan about Trump’s plan to deport 11 million illegal immigrants.

Ryan replied laughing, “I know, I know.”

"But I'm here to tell you, in Congress, it's not happening.”

"I think we have to come up with a solution for the DACA kids. And that’s something we in Congress and the Trump transition team are working on,” he said. “What’s a good humane solution."