Ryan said his ancestors came to the USA from Ireland in the 19th century and were "really looked down upon".
At the same event on Friday, Speaker Ryan described President Donald Trump's alleged comment that African nations and Haiti are "shithole countries" as "very unfortunate, unhelpful". "I thought of my own family".
"I read those comments later last night, so, first thing that came to my mind was very unfortunate, unhelpful", said Ryan.
"So that the visas are not given based on, you know, relations, other than the nuclear family, but are based on skills, based on what we need", Ryan said. Eventually, he said, they opened a farm in Wisconsin after they raised enough money. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), claimed the president's comments are "further proof that his Make America Great Again agenda is really a Make America White Again agenda." Sen.
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China and Russian Federation , which both oppose the proposal for maritime interdiction , have not been invited to the summit. One of the options to be discussed, he said, would be naval interdiction to stop North Korean smuggling.
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"I see this as a thing to celebrate", Ryan added, apparently referring to immigration in general.
Trump has denied that he made the vulgar comment, saying he simply used tough language to reflect his position that the United States should change its immigration policies, and that Haiti is a poor country. He called immigration a handsome story of America and said people from Africa in his hometown of Janesville are incredible citizens. He said that regardless of what Mr. Trump said, however, lawmakers need to come together on so-called Dreamers, or those brought to the USA illegally as children.