The GOP group studying the border crisis won’t ask for changes to the president’s executive action that put on hold young immigrants' deportations.
Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, the group's chairwoman, told NBC News changes to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals authorized in 2012 aren't recommended. DACA suspends deportations and provides work permits for youth here illegally.
A spokeswoman for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told Politico he would insist any bill dealing with the border crisis include an end to DACA.
Granger said her group will ask for changes to the 2008 anti-trafficking law that allows Mexican children to be returned more quickly than those from Central America or other non-contiguous countries.
Separately, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, introduced a border crisis bill that would toughen asylum law and give Border Patrol access to federal lands.
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– Reported by Frank Thorp