DHS Head: Illegal Immigrants are ‘In Effect’ U.S. Citizens

The Obama Administration pretends that illegal immigration is an unsolvable problem. Democrats and RINO “Republicans” pretend that those who are here illegally are here to stay and that the only solution is surrender.

However, the same government that diligently squeezes each nickel from individuals and companies is more-than-capable of squeezing-out the millions of illegals who reside in our country in violation of our laws. All it takes is prioritizing- a task that establishment traitors will not do.

One such traitor is Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson, a bureaucrat entrusted with the responsibility of enforcing our laws.

Johnson spoke to Harvard University students this week and pathetically claimed that the “11 million” illegals in this country are “in effect” American citizens and that deporting the precious few that need to be booted-out is simply unpleasant.

Johnson claims that the Obama Administration is attempting to integrate illegals into American society, but that the policy is being tied-up in court.

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of Obama’s unilateral amnesty order that circumvented Congress to create a law to allow illegals amnesty.

“Immigration policy must be two sides of the same coin,” Johnson claimed. “On the one hand, we want to reckon with, acknowledge the estimated 11 million undocumented in this country. More than half of the undocumented population of this country has been here for more than 10 years. And millions of them have in effect become integrated members of society, they go to school with us, they have driver’s licenses, they have kids who are U.S. citizens, they have kids who are lawful permanent residents. The California Supreme Court says that an undocumented person has a right to practice law in the state of California. So they are not going away. So do we insist that they live in a state of ambiguity, or do we reckon with this population and give them the opportunity to get on the books and be accountable?”

Johnson also addressed the deportation of criminals, but admitted that even then, the process is far from “pleasant.”

“While the number of deportations in the last several years have gone down dramatically, because I’ve told our immigration enforcement personnel to to focus on the convicted criminals, we have a border security obligation to return people after they’ve gone through the process, gone through the litigation process, they’ve litigated their asylum claims, and they have been ordered deported by a court, and if they are our priorities we have to send them back.

Is it pleasant? Absolutely not. But as long as we have the obligation to enforce the law, we must enforce the law. We can’t have open borders. I know that disappoints many people, but we can’t have open borders.”

Johnson’s claims are pathetic and laughable but, sadly, all-too-common on the left and center. If I intrude into someone’s home and make it past the threshold, it would be inexcusable for me to state, “I’m here now; I’m a part of this family. Feed me, house me and let me stay.”

Still, for some reason, the left presumes that America holds some moral obligation to allow this intrusion on a massive scale—far more than the “11 million” the left has been citing for two decades. More-reputable estimates calculate it to be north of 20 million.

This is not a matter of policy; this is a betrayal. To prioritize the plight of criminals who have committed a crime against the United States simply by being here over that of American citizens should warrant a prompt removal from office- for Johnson and definitely for Obama.

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Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.

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