Trump's DHS Pick Gets Warm Hearing, Hedges On DACA

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 10:26 PM EST) -- President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Gen. John Kelly, largely received a warm welcome at his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, where he acknowledged that certain young immigrants lacking authorization may not be the "highest priority" for deportation.

Kelly, a retired general who previously led the U.S. Southern Command, faced questions on a range of immigration and cybersecurity issues during his confirmation hearing before the Senate’s homeland security committee. The predominantly friendly tone of the hearing likely signals a smooth...
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