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House Speaker: Priority is to secure border

On Sunday morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan (above) said Mr Donald Trump's priority would not be the mass deportation of millions of undocumented migrants, CNN reported.

"I think we should put people's minds at ease, that is not what our focus is.

"That is 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 into the country - we've got to secure the border," he said.

Mr Adam Jentleson, a spokesman for Democratic leader Harry Reid, sharply criticised the appointment of Mr Steve Bannon as top strategist in a statement.

"It is easy to see why the KKK views Mr Trump as their champion when Mr Trump appoints one of the foremost peddlers of white supremacist themes and rhetoric as his top aide," he said, referring to white supremacist group Ku Klux Klan, Reuters reported.

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