House Speaker Paul Ryan says President Trump was 'right' in his decision to end DACA, adding he will work with the president on a compromise to get legislation passed through the House. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says former President Obama overstepped his constitutional bounds when he instituted DACA, so President Trump was 'right' in his decision to end the program. He added he will work with the president on a compromise to get legislation passed through the House. Ryan said any legislation to address the roughly 800,000 undocumented people in the United States covered by the so-called Dreamers program would also need to also address border security. "It's only reasonable and fitting that we also address the root cause of the problem, which is borders that are not sufficiently controlled, while we address this very real and very human problem that's right in front of us," Ryan told reporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Ryan also blasted a proposal from the top two Democrats in Congress for a three-month increase in the nation's debt limit. "I think that's a ridiculous idea," Ryan told reporters when asked about the proposal floated earlier on Wednesday by Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. "We've got all this devastation in Texas. We've got another unprecedented hurricane about to hit Florida. And they want to play politics with the debt ceiling?" he said.