Speaker-to-be Paul Ryan Confirms He Pledged More Gridlock in Washington and to Shut Out the American Dream for Millions

Speaker-to-be Paul Ryan Confirms He Pledged More Gridlock in Washington and to Shut Out the American Dream for Millions

Extremist Hardliners in House Freedom Caucus Ensure Ryan Fails BEFORE Day 1 as Speaker

Washington, DC—Paul Ryan has confirmed he agreed to the terms set out by anti-immigrant hardline extremists to uphold the “Hastert Rule” and to not bring immigration reform to the House floor.

Below are remarks by Lupe Lopez, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Citizenship:

“Can’t say we’re really surprised that Paul Ryan has caved in to the demands of the nativist and extremist wing of his party, and it sounds like they made him sign a 'blood oath' against immigrant families.

“Today, he may be fearful and follow the lead of the Party of Mass Deportation, but I predict he will be singing a different tune post-election 2016 after Latino, Asian, and immigrant voters turn out in full force at the ballot box. Maybe he’ll call his good friend, John Boehner, for his old notes from November 2012.”

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