From The Blaze.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Tuesday that he has no regrets at all for going around Congress to implement Barack Obama’s several immigration-related executive actions.
“Do you regret the actions that you and the administration have taken that have gotten us to this point?” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) asked Johnson at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
“No, I do not, senator,” Johnson replied. “I believe that the undocumented population in this country, at least half of which has been here more than 10 years, has to be reckoned with. We know they’re here, and they are not priorities for removal.”
“There are millions of people in this country who are not priorities for removal,” he added. “There are dozens of states that allow them to have drivers’ licenses.”
They’re not “undocumented”, they’re ILLEGAL. Funny how the leftwing illegal alien advocates won’t use the proper terminology, instead of PC speak. For someone who’s supposed to be well versed in the law, he doesn’t seem to know his ass from a hole in the ground. Title 8 US Code sections 1324 and 1325, clearly state that any foreign citizen who improperly enters the U.S. is committing a felony; as is anyone who aids abets and harbors them.
They know these felons are here but they’re ‘not a priority’ for removal. Hundreds of crimes are committed by these dregs. Cop killers, rapists, child molesters,murderers, thieves, robbers, gangs (MS13s), muslim terrorists, and a slew of other malfeasants are coming into this country illegally and committing more felonies once they get in.
The real priority is to set them up as future DemProg constituents.
This is what he wants as part of his legacy. All these “Dreamers” will receive welfare and free education without the responsibility of citizenship, and will be forever grateful to him and The State.
Obama and Johnson are breaking the law, but that’s nothing new.
Obama’s latest plan to provide legal protection for millions of illegal immigrants is currently on hold, due to a federal court injunction. But DHS took steps to get ready for that plan, and is lobbying the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to lift that injunction.
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen had already halted Obama’s unlawful, unconstitutional amnesty tactic, and used Obama’s own words in his decision. Hanen just reinforced that decision by effectively telling Obama he can’t prevent the deportation of 5 million illegals.
But since it’s ‘not a priority,’ they won’t be deported.
Johnson also justified Obama’s immigration action by noting that Obama waited “years” for Congress to act. That prompted Cornyn to ask, “So do you think it’s an excuse for the president to act unconstitutionally because Congress doesn’t act quickly enough to suit him?”
“I have what is in my judgment as a lawyer a very, very thoughtful opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel that we have the legal discretion to do what we did,” Johnson replied.
Your thoughtful opinion is bullshit on stilts, considering that you and Obama ignore the law anyway.
……Johnson spent a good part of Tuesday’s hearing fight back against Republican complaints that Obama’s immigration moves violated the Constitution. He also heard complaints from Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that DHS’s effort to enforce immigration laws has waned.
Cruz, for example, noted that the removal of illegal immigrants has dropped dramatically over the last several years. “How do you explain a 41 percent drop in removals of aliens here illegally?” he asked.
Johnson replied that removals have fallen because fewer people are being captured at the border.
When you have a regime in D.C. that routinely ignores the immigration laws, and instructs the ICE to do the same, don’t be surprised when there’s a drop in the human garbage being captured at the border.
Our US Border Patrol agents are literally serving on the front lines in the ongoing border crisis invasion, and morale is suffering because they aren’t getting the support they need.
Agents are finding their hours are getting cut and their ammo is being limited. This is happening while they are constantly getting shot at by cartel criminals and corrupt Mexican military units, while being ordered to retreat if they come under attack.
Their time is spent dealing with unaccompanied children and families of illegal immigrants, sometimes catching their infectious diseases, instead of interdicting and preventing the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and terrorists across the border.
Now some Customs and Border Patrol agents are quitting, partly due to their mistreatment, but mostly in protest of the insane policies being pursued by the Obama administration, policies that run counter to the Border Patrol’s core mission.
Obama has totally fucked the security and sovereignty of this country, not just with the help of the Dems, but the RINOs have certainly done their part.
This is just another dog and pony show. We elected a Republican majority to stop B. Hussein in his fucking tracks, and all they’ve done so far, is act tough during hearings and collapse into a pile of mush when it comes time to push back with legislation and veto overrides.
They’re just as dicked up as the DemProgs. The RINOs have given the Obama regime no reason to regret any law it breaks.