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Kay Granger: Border Crisis Ideas Won't Include DACA Changes

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Central American migrants climb on a north bound train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border, in Ixtepec, Mexico, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The number of unaccompanied minors detained on the U.S. border has more than tripled since 2011. Children are also widely believed to be crossing with their parents in rising numbers. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)Eduardo Verdugo / AP

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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