On Wednesday, just a week after President Trump announced the rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) raised doubts about the merits of deporting immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. "I do believe that kicking these 800,000 kids out ... is not in our nation's interest," Ryan said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Though he doesn't think it's beneficial to push out the people once protected by DACA, Ryan maintained that he thinks "it's only reasonable" to address border security. He also reiterated his support for Trump's decision to partially delay the implementation of the DACA rollback, which will give a Congress a six-month window to work out a legislative solution.
In the wide-ranging interview, Ryan also revealed that Republicans plan to release an outline of their tax reform plans by the end of September. He declined to comment on whether the forthcoming plan would add to the national deficit.