Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations MORE isn't planning to create a deportation force to rid the country of more than 11 million undocumented immigrants, Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanZaid Jilani: Paul Ryan worried about culture war distracting from issues 'that really concern him' The Memo: Marjorie Taylor Greene exposes GOP establishment's lack of power The Hill's 12:30 Report - Senators back in session after late-night hold-up MORE (R-Wis.) said Sunday. 


While the president-elect has previously called for a "deportation force," Ryan said on CNN's "State of the Union" that securing the border between the U.S. and Mexico will be Trump's first priority. 

"We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump is not planning on that," Ryan said. 

"That's not what we're focused on. We're focused on securing the border. We think that's first and foremost, before we get into any other immigration issue. We've got to know who's coming and going in the country. We've got to secure the border." 

Ryan said a border security enforcement bill would be the "first priority" once Trump takes office. 

It's a far cry from Trump's original promise to deport the millions of immigrants in the country illegally. 

“You’re going to have a deportation force, and you’re going to do it humanely,” Trump said a year ago. 

”Look, we have to do what we have to do, and Ike did it and other people have done it," Trump said, referring to President Dwight Eisenhower's policy of deporting 1.5 million people by bus and dropping them off at remote parts of the border.