Jan 16, 2018 - Politics & Policy

DHS chief says Trump administration wants permanent solution for Dreamers

DHS chief

Kirstjen Nielsen, Homeland Security Department secretary. Photo: Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that the Trump administration wants to find a "permanent solution" to address the Dreamers who are at risk of losing their DACA protection.

Yes, but: Nielsen said that any DACA-fix must include include additional tools and resources for DHS and close the loopholes allowing immigrants to enter into the U.S. illegally. "Without closing the loopholes, we will encourage those who attempt this dangerous journey to come here illegally to do just that."

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