Ryan Promises ‘No Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ Under Obama

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Rep. [crscore]Paul Ryan[/crscore] promised Rep. [crscore]Mo Brooks[/crscore] that as speaker he will not bring to the House floor immigration legislation that is not supported by a majority of Republicans, and that “there will be no comprehensive immigration reform under this president.”

National Review reports that Ryan affirmed those stances by approving of a letter drafted by Brooks.

The letter sought to put on paper promises that Ryan made during a closed-door meeting with the House Freedom Caucus last week.

During that meeting, Ryan said, “It is unwise or unproductive to bring up any immigration legislation so long as Barack Obama is President.”

Furthermore, Ryan claimed that he would never bring an immigration to the floor unless it is “supported by a majority” of Republican members.

In the letter, Brooks makes the following request of Ryan: “If my portrayal of your words errs in any respect, please deliver to me … a written communication correcting my errors,” but he told National Review that “Ryan called his office during a staff meeting less than two hours later, confirming the accuracy of his promises.”

Ryan told National Review that he has “long and publicly been opposed to the gang of eight bill, and there will be no comprehensive immigration reform under this president.”

Read the letter from Brooks:

Paul Ryan Immigration Commitments Letter, Annotated

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