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Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke's Statement on Immigration Legislation: Priorities and Principles

Release Date: 
October 8, 2017

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON – Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke’s statement on the President’s Immigration Legislation: Priorities and Principles sent today to the U.S. Congress:

"When crafting the Administration's immigration principles, the President asked us to focus on measures that will assist the Department of Homeland Security’s law enforcement personnel with what they need to enforce our immigration laws, secure our border, and protect American communities across this country.

"DHS frontline personnel identified many of the principles outlined today, including closing loopholes in our ability to enforce immigration laws and eliminating the magnets for illegal immigration.  I look forward to working with Congress on legislation that will enact many of these common sense and necessary reforms that will inevitably better secure our nation.”

 

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Last Published Date: October 8, 2017
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