Kelly also spoke about the young man who came to this country illegally when he was 9, enrolled in President Obama’s DACA (deferred action) program, and was recently deported to Mexico.
Attorneys for 23-year-old Juan Manuel Montes say he is the first DACA-enrolled person to be deported, and they are suing the Trump administration.
“There was a time in his life that this individual was a DACA registrant,” Kelly said on Thursday.
“But he gave that up in his behavior, by his illegal actions. He’s no longer covered by the DACA arrangement that President Obama brought in, so he’s now, to the best of my knowledge, he has been returned to Mexico.”
DHS said Montes went to Mexico without permission, as required under DACA, then re-entered the U.S. illegally by climbing over a border fence on Feb. 19.
But according to the lawsuit filed on Montes’ behalf in the southern district of California:Read more at CNSNews