Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly reportedly told House Democrats on Friday that he was \u0022the best thing to happen\u0022 to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, in a closed-door meeting that lawmakers described as \u0022damn frustrating\u0022 and \u0022belligerent.\u0022The meeting was called to get information on the Trump administration\u0026#039;s deportation policies after a number of Democratic lawmakers were kicked out of a meeting with immigration officials last month, but party leaders told\u0026nbsp;Politico on Friday that Kelly showed up without answers to dozens of letters Democrats have been mailing to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which the agency has also ignored.\u0022To not even get a response,\u0022 said House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda Sánchez (Calif.), \u0022we feel like we are sending letters into a black hole.\u0022Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.), who said he left the meeting early because of Kelly\u0026#039;s attitude, said, \u0022He\u0026#039;s literally talking in circles. It\u0026#039;s pretty damn frustrating.\u0022Others described his demeanor as \u0022tense\u0022 and \u0022rude.\u0022Referring to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Obama-era program that allows immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to live and work legally in the country, Kelly said, \u0022I\u0026#039;m the best thing that happened to DACA.... it is still on the books.\u0022Politico\u0026#039;s Heather Caygle reports:But Democrats left the meeting saying it was clear Kelly had a \u0022pass the buck\u0022 mentality, even telling lawmakers he\u0026#039;s \u0022not a lawyer\u0022 when asked if he thought DACA is recognized as the rule of the law by DHS.\u0022I can guarantee you we\u0026#039;re not going after kids that are fully DACA qualified,\u0022 Kelly said, prompting audible scoffs from members in the room.\u0022Give me a break will you?\u0022 he responded, according to sources.When some Congress members brought up reports that homeland security agents were overstepping guidelines that recommended they not hound immigrants in \u0022sensitive\u0022 locations such as schools and churches, the DHS chief became \u0022incredulous,\u0022 some said.He also defended the administration\u0026#039;s proposal to separate mothers and children at the border, deporting the parents and placing the children into foster care.\u0022If you don\u0026#039;t like the law we are enforcing, and I don\u0026#039;t like many of them, please, please, please change the law,\u0022 he said.Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said of the meeting, \u0022It was a very military presentation\u0022 when members were looking for \u0022a little humanity.\u0022Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), one of the lawmakers kicked out of the February meeting with immigration officials, said the meeting with Kelly offered few reassurances. \u0022As long as they see Latinos as criminals, as a threat, as a \u0026#039;threat to their civilization,\u0026#039; I think it makes it impossible to sit down,\u0022 he said.Lawmakers also had questions about President Donald Trump\u0026#039;s executive order banning travelers to the U.S. from majority-Muslim countries, which Kelly said the administration was ready to argue all the way up to the Supreme Court.