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Paul Ryan Publicly Turns On President Trump’s Latest Move Against Dreamers

Is the bone shop having a special on spines this week?

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said September 1st in an interview with WCLO that President Trump's plan to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which concerns the fates of children who arrive in the United States as illegal immigrants (dubbed "Dreamers" by the country), is flawed and should be reconsidered.

“I actually don’t think he should do that,” Ryan said. “I believe that this is something that Congress has to fix.”

Ryan is against the act. He also said in this interview that President Barack Obama, who signed the program into law five years ago in 2012, “did not have the legislative authority to do what he did” and that presidents cannot “write law out of thin air," something which Trump has thrived on doing since coming to office.

“Having said all of that, there are people in limbo,” Ryan continues. “These are kids that know no other country, who were brought here by their parents and don’t know another home, and so I really do believe there needs to be a legislative solution, that’s one that we’re working on.”

Other Republican Senators are not so keen on ending DACA.  Senator Orrin Hatch released a statement via Twitter:

Other Republicans have already co-sponsored legislation to give protections to Dreamers: Senators Lindsay Graham (R-South Carolina), Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) are on the ticket for the 2017 iteration of the Dream Act, which was also introduced in the House with support from two Republican house representatives: Mike Coffman (R-Colorado) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida.). 

President Trump will have his decision made by September 5th.  Attorney Generals from 10 states are threatening legal action if he does not rescind DACA, so we are in for a serious nail-biter either way.

H/T: Twitter, HuffPost