Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WaTimes: DHS Secretary Kelly says he’s not deporting Dreamers, suggests Congress grant full legalization - Natch. --tma

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Wednesday that his agents are not actively trying to deport illegal immigrant Dreamers approved for tentative status President Obama’s 2012 deportation amnesty, and suggested Congress should find a way to grant them full legalization.
Mr. Kelly declined to take a position on whether the program is legal, saying only that he’s heard from both sides of the debate over the amnesty program, known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
“We are not, not, not targeting DACA registrants right now,” Mr. Kelly told the House Homeland Security Committee.
He went on to say he gets “beat up a lot” by both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill who say he should leave Dreamers alone. He said it’s up to them to pass a more permanent solution.
“I am hoping frankly because there is bipartisan support … for doing something about DACA legally, legislatively,” Mr. Kelly said. ...