DREAMERS/GOP/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Paul Ryan and his longtime No. 2, Kevin McCarthy, have maintained a unified public front on immigration — but behind the scenes, the interests of the outgoing speaker and his potential successor are colliding over controversial Dreamers legislation. Both have vehemently opposed an effort by centrist Republicans to force votes on bills shielding young undocumented immigrants who came here as children from deportation. But to stop it, Ryan floated the possibility of reigniting talks on a bipartisan deal that President Donald Trump could get behind. McCarthy, on the other hand, has panned that idea. He worries that such an accord codifying the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would demoralize GOP voters whom the party needs to show up in the midterms to keep the House…Complicating matters are each man’s priorities and ambitions: Ryan, who one leadership source said is in ‘legacy mode,’ has long spoken of Dreamers in sympathetic terms. He’d like to address the matter before he leaves office next year after two decades in Congress.”

-Rachael Bade, “Ryan and McCarthy split on Dreamers,” Politico, May 17, 2018 9:04 pm