September 1, 2017 / 4:28 PM / a year ago

House Speaker Ryan says Trump should not rescind immigration program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday President Donald Trump should not rescind an Obama-era program that protects immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, adding that Congress needs to address it.

FILE PHOTO: People hold signs against U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed end of the DACA program that protects immigrant children from deportation at a protest in New York City, U.S., August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Penney

“I actually don’t think he should do that,” Ryan, a Republican, said in an interview with WCLO radio in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin.

“There needs to be a legislative solution. That’s one that we’re working on. And I think we want to give people peace of mind,” Ryan said of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created under Democratic former President Barack Obama.

Reporting by Susan Heavey and David Morgan; Editing by Will Dunham

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