This guy should be in jail along with all of congress that’s enabling open borders!
“I’m trying to figure out what’s the best way to address this problem, what’s the best way to reduce the flow.” – DHS DIRECTOR JEH JOHNSON
Jeh Johnson is a puppet for Obama who’s doing NOTHING to stop future Democrat voters from crossing our border. So he says he’s still trying to figure out how to do his job? What a joke!
He’s also said that illegals have earned their right to be in America:
Speaking at the United States Conference of Mayors on Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the approximately 11 million people who are in the country illegally have “earned the right to be citizens.”
“An earned path to citizenship for those currently present in this country is a matter of, in my view, homeland security to encourage people to come out from the shadows,” said Johnson, in what he remarked was one of his first public speeches since being confirmed as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief in December.
“It is also, frankly, in my judgment, a matter of who we are as Americans,” he said, “to offer the opportunity to those who want to be citizens, who’ve earned the right to be citizens, who are present in this country–many of whom came here as children–to have the opportunity that we all have to try to become American citizens.”
Here’s an obvious question: How exactly did illegal immigrants “earn” their right to be citizens? Their first act on American soil was breaking the law and they have continued to break the law every moment they’ve been here. Many of them broke the law again by faking a Social Security number. Many of them either didn’t pay taxes at all or lied on their taxes to get earned income tax credits they didn’t deserve. They go to emergency rooms and get “free” health care they don’t pay for; their kids go to schools they don’t pay taxes on; they collect welfare and food stamps to give to kids who should have never been in our country either; they take jobs that would have otherwise gone to American citizens while they drive down wages — but, they deserve citizenship?
What illegal aliens actually DESERVE is deportation, which has been and SHOULD BE the penalty for coming to the United States illegally. Until we get more politicians in D.C. in BOTH parties who understand that, nothing of significance will be done about illegal immigration.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Homeland Security Committee Tuesday that more must be done to address the problems in Central America that have led to an uptick in unaccompanied children attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, because to deal with people who are motivated to leave their homes to travel to the U.S.
“We have to do more in Central America, which is the heart of the problem. Just in my 26 months in office, I have learned that as long as you have powerful underlying push factors – poverty, violence, drought, and the like – there’s only so much border security that you can accomplish – whether it’s more personnel or more walls to deal with people who are motivated to leave their homes and travel thousands of miles to come here,” Johnson said.
Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said although the numbers of all unaccompanied children apprehended while trying to cross the border in 2015 was lower than 2014, the trend in 2016 is projected to be 10 percent higher than 2014 numbers.
According to DHS statistics, there were 68,541 unaccompanied minors (UACs) apprehended along the southwest border in 2014. According to DHS, there were 39,970 unaccompanied minors apprehended in 2015.
DHS reported 20,455 UACs apprehended in Fiscal Year 2016 during the time period of Oct. 1, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016, compared to 10,105 UACs apprehended during the same time period for Fiscal Year 2015.
Chairman Johnson projected the number of UACs will be 10 percent over the FY 2014 numbers of 68,541.
“That’s about 78,000. Now that’s including Mexican children as well,” Chairman Johnson said. “Mexico is four times the population of Central America, and yet Mexican unaccompanied children are somewhere between 20 and 25 percent of the problem.
“So that’s why I isolate unaccompanied children from Central America, because we treat them differently. I’m trying to figure out what’s the best way to address this problem, what’s the best way to reduce the flow,” he said.