DETROIT – Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he told members of the Detroit area's Arab-American and Latino communities that he is committed to keeping the country safe without targeting anyone based on a person's ethnicity or religious affiliation.
The retired Marine general spoke to reporters after the private meetings that took place Monday in Detroit's suburbs. He also toured a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Detroit just across the river from Canada.
President Donald Trump has focused on building a wall at the Mexico border in an effort to boost security. He also wants to restrict immigration from six majority-Muslim countries, but federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked his revised executive order on the topic.
Messages left with some people who attended the meeting were not immediately returned.