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Paul Ryan On Immigration: 'No Amnesty'

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Contrary to the Senate-passed legislation, which sets in motion a lengthy process to legalize unauthorized immigrants while simultaneously enhancing border security, Ryan said reform must be a "verify then trust" deal where border security is established first.

"First we must have the border security, and independently verified. First we must have the interior enforcement like E-Verify in place and independently verified before the other parts of the law that they want to go into place go into place," he said. "So it's not a 'trust, hope and promise.' It's a 'get what we want, verify it's there, then the rest of the law can be triggered.'"