Skip to comments.U.S. needs 'to do right' for immigrant children: official
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.
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What could be more right than sending back to their families??
Okay, let’s do right, let’s send their butts home for their government to take care of.
The US needs to do right by the taxpayers. They are not our problem.
But apparently their own countries don’t have to “do right” for them?
And send along the “official” as the indefinite chaperone.
The US needs to shut this door. The onslaught will continue until they do.
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
He’d soon change his tune if his outrageous salary was tapped to pay for the “processing” for these illegal aliens,,,
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.
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?
Let him do “right” with his own money and pension.
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.
The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,
Homeland Security wants you DEAD as their first priority Mr and Ms American.
“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.”
There are a billion poor or starving children in the world. Let us load the boats up and bring them to America. America is responsible for everyone else,right?
I can’t afford anymore kids.
Another example of the Obama Admin doing the complete opposite of what the people want
Doing “right” for the “children” means arresting them, seizing any assets and deporting them. Who cares about their ages...they are illegal alien invaders.
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.
The US must do right by the Law and the People of the United States of America.
Apparently no one in Congress will, more specifically the House.
Jeh is another racially/leftist club AA appointment doing what Obama/Jarrett/Holder want him to.
"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.
only some are children the rest are older teens and adults..not children..thats just the hype
“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!
” 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.....
Just like any other child that runs away from home, you have to send them home!
Simple truth evades progressives’ minds. The parents need to do right for their children. not the US, not France, not Russia, not Mexico....PARENTS.
How about we do right by our own children and nation.
The American government should probably try doing right by the American people first.
Yeah, and the economy is improving, unemployment is down, Islamists are decimated, etc.
EVERYTHING this administration says is a LIE.
Its a govt lie but it is brought to you by their lying media.
Sorry, I no longer see any distinction between Obama’s administration and the MSM. Because there is not any...
turning them into wards of the state is not “doing right”.
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.
whose laws and what values?
what a mkess.
“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.
He should be fired and imprisoned for his idiocy.
Hes one of Holders peeps so he is a member of a protected class.
He is as safe as can be.
Nobody ever calls on the governments of the countries they flee “to do right.”
Jeh (?) Johnson.
Rhymes with Eh.
Yes, we should the right thing - Sending them back to their families with a Spanish version of Milton Freedman book on economics.
how about for once “doing right” for us citizens over illegal foreign invaders? like you said you’d do in your oaths?
Omitted for lack of space: “Jeh Johnson was dropped on his head at birth...”
Pretty much called the protesters in Murieta a bunch of racists, declared open season on them.