Ryan breaks with Trump on splitting families at the border

Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he’s not comfortable with the Trump administration’s push to separate migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, even as he refused to blame President Donald Trump on the issue.“We don’t want kids to be separated from their parents,” Ryan told reporters, before arguing that the courts were at fault and that legislation was needed to stop what critics decry as “barbaric” behavior.But the policy stems from the White House — part of a wider Trump administration effort to crack down on illegal immigration and what White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has defended as a “tough deterrent.”House Republicans are considering including a provision in a new immigration bill that would halt migrant children from being separated from their parents, a direct rebuff of the controversial policy.The details of the proposal are still being worked out but House Republican sources say they’re

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