Cabinet official: Immigration plans may include citizenship

AP Photo/Gregory Bull Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks during an interview Tuesday in San Diego. Nielsen told The Associated Press that the administration doesn’t endorse citizenship for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program but that it would consider legislation that Congress passes.

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Homeland Security secretary said Tuesday the White House would consider immigration legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young people, but she emphasized it wasn’t an endorsement.