Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke on Jan. 24, 2014 at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. He said that people who have come here illegally have earned the right to citizenship.
Who says crime doesn’t pay.
There are people who have been here a long time and a case can be made for allowing them to stay, but citizenship? DREAMers are of course a different issue.
Jeh Johnson, DHS social worker in charge of security
via CNS News.com
“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, to be accountable, to participate in the American experience, the American society,” Jeh Johnson said.
It is also, frankly, in my judgment, a matter of who we are as Americans,” he continued, “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.” [emphasis mine]
The message from DHS is if you come here illegally, you’ve earned the right to be a citizen and we are not very good Americans if we don’t go along with that view.
He is under the delusion that granting amnesty will somehow miraculously make us more secure. He believes that people who have managed to break our laws and sneak around successfully for 10 years are especially worthy:
“Comprehensive immigration reform would also promote a more effective and efficient system for enforcing our immigration laws, and should include an earned path to citizenship for the approximately 11-and-a-half-million undocumented immigrants present in this country, something like 86% of whom have been here almost 10 years,” Johnson said.