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U.S. needs 'to do right' for immigrant children: official
Reuters ^ | July 6 2014 | Sam Hodgson

Posted on 07/06/2014 12:16:25 PM PDT by PoloSec

(Reuters) - A top U.S. official said on Sunday the U.S. border is not open to illegal entry into the country, but acknowledged the government does need to be sensitive to the tens of thousands of migrant children flowing into detention centers.

More than 52,000 unaccompanied minors from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras have been caught trying to sneak over the U.S.-Mexico border since October, double the number from the same period the year before. Thousands more have been apprehended with parents or other adults.

"We have to do right by the children, but at the end of the day, our border is not open to illegal migration and we will stem the tide," Jeh Johnson, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

Johnson said that the government administers deportation proceedings to illegal migrants seized at the border, including children. But he added that the government is looking at being more flexible toward the children seized at the border.

"We are looking at ways to create additional options for dealing with the children, in particular, consistent with our laws and our values," Johnson said.

Johnson repeated the stance, taken by President Barack Obama last week, that the president would take executive action to revamp the U.S. immigration system.

"There are a number of things the president and I, within the confines of existing law, can do to fix the broken immigration system. If Congress doesn't act, we will," Johnson said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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1 posted on 07/06/2014 12:16:25 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

What could be more right than sending back to their families??


2 posted on 07/06/2014 12:17:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec

Okay, let’s do right, let’s send their butts home for their government to take care of.


3 posted on 07/06/2014 12:18:04 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: PoloSec

The US needs to do right by the taxpayers. They are not our problem.


4 posted on 07/06/2014 12:18:22 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: PoloSec

But apparently their own countries don’t have to “do right” for them?


5 posted on 07/06/2014 12:18:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: GeronL

And send along the “official” as the indefinite chaperone.


6 posted on 07/06/2014 12:20:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: PoloSec

The US needs to shut this door. The onslaught will continue until they do.


7 posted on 07/06/2014 12:23:33 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: PoloSec

How about using the same laws and values that sent Elian Gonzalez back to his father in Cuba?

surely growing up Honduran is no worse a fate than becoming a little communist puppet


8 posted on 07/06/2014 12:23:53 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: PoloSec

He’d soon change his tune if his outrageous salary was tapped to pay for the “processing” for these illegal aliens,,,


9 posted on 07/06/2014 12:25:18 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: PoloSec

The diseases they are bringing in were eradicated here generations ago. Now my children and grandchildren may be killed by Obama and his treasonous political practices. This administration MUST BE FLUSHED before they bring catastrophe on the nation and by extension the whole damn civilised world.If I am to die I will die on my feet with a gun in my hand and not in a bed with a thermometer up my behind.


10 posted on 07/06/2014 12:25:56 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: PoloSec

FOXNews reporter who talked to nurses was finding out the migrants now want to go back home.

Why have no reporters went to Guatemala, El Salvador or Honduras and asked the real reason for so many leaving? CNN?


11 posted on 07/06/2014 12:26:58 PM PDT by Son House (Violate Constitution + Spend Beyond Means + Tax More to Diminish Private Sector = Democrat.)
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To: PoloSec

Let him do “right” with his own money and pension.


12 posted on 07/06/2014 12:27:57 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: silverleaf

Tell your congressman and Senators, either the illegals stop coming and are sent home or the Congress and Senate is sent packing.

I understand Obama is sending in the Jack booted Fed troops to stop protesters of illegals. Typical NAZI tactics of the left.


13 posted on 07/06/2014 12:28:15 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: PoloSec
U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 4:

The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,

and shall protect each of them against invasion


14 posted on 07/06/2014 12:28:48 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: PoloSec

Homeland Security wants you DEAD as their first priority Mr and Ms American.


15 posted on 07/06/2014 12:32:45 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: PoloSec

“We have to do right by the children, but at the end of the day, our border is not open to illegal migration and we will stem the tide,” Jeh Johnson, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.”

Lying sack of sh*t. This has been an orchestrated “crisis” from the start. The payoff for the darkside is far too rich to ever “stem the tide.”


16 posted on 07/06/2014 12:32:55 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: PoloSec

I can’t afford anymore kids.


18 posted on 07/06/2014 12:35:04 PM PDT by Dallas59
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19 posted on 07/06/2014 12:35:29 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: PoloSec

Another example of the Obama Admin doing the complete opposite of what the people want


20 posted on 07/06/2014 12:36:48 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: PoloSec

Doing “right” for the “children” means arresting them, seizing any assets and deporting them. Who cares about their ages...they are illegal alien invaders.


21 posted on 07/06/2014 12:38:54 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

This jeh johnson fool head “homeland security”. Just what kind of homeland security is orchestrating an invasion of the homeland by illegal aliens. What a putz. He should be fired and imprisoned for his idiocy.


22 posted on 07/06/2014 12:41:27 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: PoloSec

The US must do right by the Law and the People of the United States of America.


23 posted on 07/06/2014 12:42:37 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: PoloSec
Who is going to confront this treason?

Apparently no one in Congress will, more specifically the House.

24 posted on 07/06/2014 12:45:14 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: hal ogen

Jeh is another racially/leftist club AA appointment doing what Obama/Jarrett/Holder want him to.


25 posted on 07/06/2014 12:45:26 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: PoloSec
Send them back to their families and have the shysters that lured them here pay the expenses and face criminal charges.
26 posted on 07/06/2014 12:45:34 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: PoloSec
This is the same old playbook as giving condoms to then 13 year olds back in the eighties.

"You can't stop them from having sex so you might as well give them condoms so at least they will be safe.

"We can't stop these children from flooding our border so we might as well provide for their safety."

This is a direct attempt to subvert the United States.

27 posted on 07/06/2014 12:46:33 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: PoloSec

only some are children the rest are older teens and adults..not children..thats just the hype


28 posted on 07/06/2014 12:50:19 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: PoloSec

“There are a number of things the president and I, within the confines of existing law, can do to fix the broken immigration system. If Congress doesn’t act, we will,” Johnson said.

HORSE CRAP!!! If the President and Congress doesn’t act, BELIEVE ME, WE, the CITIZENS, who are getting stuck with the bill for this fiasco, WILL ACT!!!! AND YOU’RE NOT GOING TO LIKE IT!


29 posted on 07/06/2014 12:52:42 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA ..IMPEACH, REMOVE, AND IMPRISON NOW.)
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To: PoloSec

” but acknowledged the government does need to be sensitive to the tens of thousands of migrant children flowing into detention centers. “

Horse Manure Mr Johnson !!

Be sensitive to the millions of AMERICAN CITIZENS here now...
They/We are NOT responsible for the open border not having been closed for decades——See POLITICIAN in Websters.....


30 posted on 07/06/2014 12:57:59 PM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: PoloSec

Just like any other child that runs away from home, you have to send them home!


31 posted on 07/06/2014 1:06:56 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: PoloSec

Simple truth evades progressives’ minds. The parents need to do right for their children. not the US, not France, not Russia, not Mexico....PARENTS.


32 posted on 07/06/2014 1:13:16 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: PoloSec

How about we do right by our own children and nation.


33 posted on 07/06/2014 1:14:53 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: PoloSec

The American government should probably try doing right by the American people first.


34 posted on 07/06/2014 1:24:54 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: PoloSec
"at the end of the day, our border is not open to illegal migration and we will stem the tide," Jeh Johnson, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

Yeah, and the economy is improving, unemployment is down, Islamists are decimated, etc.

EVERYTHING this administration says is a LIE.

35 posted on 07/06/2014 1:25:00 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

Its a govt lie but it is brought to you by their lying media.


36 posted on 07/06/2014 1:37:32 PM PDT by ully2
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To: ully2

Sorry, I no longer see any distinction between Obama’s administration and the MSM. Because there is not any...


37 posted on 07/06/2014 1:41:33 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: PoloSec

turning them into wards of the state is not “doing right”.


38 posted on 07/06/2014 2:06:20 PM PDT by faszakutya
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To: PoloSec

Why so concerned for illegal immigrant children but not worried about U.S. cirizens aborting over a 1/2 million a year? I sense hypocrisy somewhere here.


39 posted on 07/06/2014 2:23:20 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: PoloSec

whose laws and what values?

good God.

what a mkess.


40 posted on 07/06/2014 3:01:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: hal ogen

“He should be fired and imprisoned for his idiocy.”

He’s one of Holder’s peeps so he is a

He is as safe as can be.


41 posted on 07/06/2014 3:24:54 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six

“He should be fired and imprisoned for his idiocy.”

He’s one of Holder’s peeps so he is a member of a protected class.

He is as safe as can be.


42 posted on 07/06/2014 3:25:56 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: PoloSec

Nobody ever calls on the governments of the countries they flee “to do right.”


43 posted on 07/06/2014 3:26:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PoloSec

Jeh (?) Johnson.

Rhymes with Eh.


44 posted on 07/06/2014 3:52:58 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: PoloSec

Yes, we should the right thing - Sending them back to their families with a Spanish version of Milton Freedman book on economics.


45 posted on 07/06/2014 4:29:17 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: PoloSec

how about for once “doing right” for us citizens over illegal foreign invaders? like you said you’d do in your oaths?


46 posted on 07/06/2014 6:50:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: PoloSec

Omitted for lack of space: “Jeh Johnson was dropped on his head at birth...”


47 posted on 07/06/2014 7:12:53 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC
He doesn't come off as too swift on TV that's for sure.

Pretty much called the protesters in Murieta a bunch of racists, declared open season on them.

48 posted on 07/06/2014 7:16:02 PM PDT by Rome2000
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