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.”
"In the shadows?" They're standing in front of the grocery store looking for day work. They're going to college, they're collecting welfare, they're sending their kids to our public schools, they're using our hospitals when they get sick. HOW IS THAT LIVING IN THE SHADOWS?
Anyone who uses the phrase "in the shadows" when referring to illegals needs to be BITCH SLAPPED!
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I see we have another communist appointed to a government position.
What part of ILLEGAL do these morons NOT understand?
We spent thousands of dollars and a couple years to follow the law. If they want to be residents of the US they can do the same thing. This F'N moron Homeland Security jerk needs to get a clue.
I don't care WTF that guy thinks. We are a nation of laws. We have laws on the books regarding this, except of course by Der Diktatur who decides which portions he likes and adds those he deems missing.
Sad part is this, ol John Boehner down in congress ( along with a few other RNC types) appears to be helping the Dems out on this one. Nothing like giving the keys to the country to foreign nationals now is it. I will hang in the 14 election, 16 ? don't know after this BS. The world i grew up seems to be all wrong these days, or so i am told. If they do get this thru, the RNC will be done in 3 election cycles at most. The people from south of the border love hard core socialism, we will be lead by a new Chavez down the road, white, black or brown. Won't matter, if the RNC doe's this i am done with them. I am sick of lies from both parties., it will be stay at home time in 16., the party i have known and voted for for 30 yrs appears to no longer exist.