Southern Tier Republican Rep. Tom Reed said he’s in favor of a permanent solution for former Deferred Action of Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients. He believes there is far-reaching support for legislation to help undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children, also known as Dreamers

Last week, President Donald Trump chose not to continue the Obama-era executive order which allowed Dreamers to live, work and go to school in the United States.

“I think there’s recognition that that problem needs to be resolved in a way that is compassionate to those children,” Reed said during his weekly press call.

The congressman believes that new law could be tied to a broader border security and immigration bill. He said he’s very interested in hearing from experts about new technology in the coming weeks and wants to build a “functioning border.”

“When we talk about a wall, I’m not going to restrict myself to just a physical barrier,” Reed said.

He is a co-sponsor of the Recognize America’s Children Act which would provide a path to citizenship for Dreamers but Reed said he doesn’t believe it will pass as a stand-alone bill at this point in time.