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Arizona congresswoman picked for border security, DACA solutions group

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PHOENIX — An Arizona congresswoman was handpicked by House Majority Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday to join an informal group of Republicans hoping to come up with solutions for both border security and the scrapped Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) said her selection made sense because of 80 miles of her district run along the border between the United States and Mexico.

“I have witnessed first-hand the challenges to securing our border and look forward to collaborating on a multifaceted approach including infrastructure, personnel, and technology,” she said in a statement.

McSally also said she was glad to see President Donald Trump return the DACA returned to Congress where it originally belonged.

“President Trump is right to call on Congress to act, and I believe this is a historic opportunity bring clarity for the 800,000 individuals whose status in the United is currently subject to the political winds of different administrations that come to power,” she said.

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