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  • Top Obama Official: Reading Koran Reminds Me of “Quintessentially American Values”

    03/26/2015 4:20:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | march 24, 2015 | jim hoft
    Obama Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) that reading the Koran reminds him of “quintessentially American values.”
  • Jeh Johnson’s malfeasance

    03/26/2015 10:15:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-26-15 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared Monday that “reading the Quran” reminds him of “quintessential American values.” The Muslim Brotherhood-aligned influence operation he addressed was pleased. The rest of us should be alarmed. There are, of course, passages of the Koran that are peaceable and encourage tolerance. Presumably, those are the ones to which Mr. Johnson was referring. Unfortunately, according to the authorities of Islam and their supremacist doctrine of shariah, such passages have been explicitly replaced by others that are virulently hateful and intolerant. They demand adherents engage in holy war, not practice true American values. Mr. Johnson is...
  • Top DHS official shows ‘favoritism’ to wealthy, Dem-connected immigrants: report

    03/24/2015 11:58:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department meddled in three high-profile immigration cases, giving special treatment to applications from wealthy and well-connected immigrants after calls from major Democrats despite the objections of career employees, the department’s inspector general concluded in a report Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, who was elevated from head of the department’s legal immigration agency to be deputy secretary while the investigation was ongoing, also angered many of his colleagues by getting involved in the cases, and “created an appearance of favoritism and special access” for the wealthy immigrants, the inspector general concluded. Inspector General John Roth...
  • Report: Homeland Security Official Used Improper Influence

    03/24/2015 11:21:00 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/24/2015 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors in three cases involving the U.S. government soliciting investments in exchange for American visas, the agency's inspector general said Tuesday. Investigators said he helped secure the visas, and created the appearance of favoritism and special access. The investigation could not suggest a motive for the official's involvement.
  • Chaos in House as lawmakers reject DHS bill; shutdown nears

    02/27/2015 3:30:43 PM PST · by maggief · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    A short-term funding measure to keep the Department of Homeland Security open (DHS) was defeated in the House on Friday in a stunning vote that could result in a partial government shutdown at midnight. The bill failed 203-224, with 51 Republicans voting against legislation that was set to fund the DHS and its associated agencies through March 19. Twelve Democrats voted for it. The vote is a humiliating defeat for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his leadership team, who had scrambled to bring the three-week funding bill to the floor ahead of the looming deadline. The next steps on the...
  • Amnesty shocker! The secret behind Obama's 'order'

    02/22/2015 2:08:21 PM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 19 replies
    World net Daily ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Did President Obama just set up Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to be a candidate for impeachment instead of himself if conservatives convince the Republican majorities in the House and the Senate that his “executive actions” on immigration are unconstitutional? The inquiry begins with the question: Where are the executive orders Obama supposedly signed to permit up to 5 million parents of young illegal aliens to remain in the United States for three years? The White House appears to have engaged in administrative sleight of hand, changing U.S. immigration law not by executive order but...
  • DHS hides crucial fact on 'terrorist influx' Mall attackers recruited from 1 state in particular

    02/23/2015 10:11:59 PM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | February 23, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Al-Shabab terrorist on propaganda video seeking to inspire lone-wolf attacks on malls, including the Mall of America in Minnesota. Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson warned that a Somalia-based terrorist group is encouraging “independent actors” to carry out attacks in Western countries, with the Mall of America in Minnesota among the specific targets, but he failed to mention that the U.S. continues to import hundreds of high-risk Islamic refugees from Somalia every month. The U.S. State Department’s refugee-resettlement program has placed more than 100,000 Somalis into U.S cities and towns since the early 1990s – all of them Muslims hand-selected...
  • Homeland Secretary Johnson suggests term 'violent extremism' used at behest of Muslim leaders

    02/22/2015 3:38:21 PM PST · by workerbee · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/22/15
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Sunday that President Obama’s decision not to say the actions of the Islamic State is a form of “radical Islam” is at the behest of the Muslim community. “The thing I hear from leaders in the Muslim community in this country is ISIL is attempting to hijack my religion,” Johnson told “Fox News Sunday,” referring to the terror group also known as Islamic State, or ISIS. Johnson said the leaders argue their religion is about peace and brotherhood and “resent” that Islamic State is “attempting to hijack that from us.” Obama is facing...
  • DHS Secretary: To call the Islamic State Islamic would be “dignifying them as occupying...

    02/22/2015 3:09:53 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/22/15 | Robert Spencer
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was reduced to stammering tautologies when George Stephanopoulos asked him why the Administration won’t call the Islamic State Islamic: “Now I have to say, when I travel around the country and meet with Muslim leaders in this country in these engagements that I have, they all tend to say pretty much the same thing, which is that ‘ISIL has hijacked my religion.’ And so, in my view, if we start referring to ISIL as occupying any form of the Islamic theology, we’re pretty much dignifying them as occupying some form of, of that faith, and...
  • Jeh Johnson: The Administration Must "Give Voice To The Plight Of Muslims"

    02/19/2015 7:52:35 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 64 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 18, 2015
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON: We in the administration and the government should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face.
  • After Judge’s Ruling, Obama Delays Immigration Actions

    02/17/2015 11:58:36 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    NYT ^ | February 17, 2015 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ASHLEY PARKER
    WASHINGTON — Just one day before undocumented immigrants were set to begin applying for work permits and legal protections, the Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it would delay carrying out President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, saying a federal judge’s last-minute ruling had tied the White House’s hands. Jeh C. Johnson, the Homeland Security secretary, vowed to appeal the court ruling, which said that the president had not followed proper legal procedures in instituting his program. But Mr. Johnson said the department would comply with it by suspending plans to begin accepting applications from an expanded group of illegal...
  • Terrorist Sleeper Cells Poised to Attack in US

    02/09/2015 6:05:40 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 42 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 2/9 | Greg Richter
    There are individuals living in the United States today who have contact with the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) and other terrorist groups who have "a desire to conduct an attack" on U.S. soil, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." Johnson would not say how many such individuals the government is aware of, but did say the number is dwarfed by the number of people in Europe intent on carrying out out acts of terror there. And the ability to recruit and communicate through social media has only strengthened the ability to inspire...
  • DHS SECRETARY THREATENS US SHERIFFS: Obama Will Cut Their Grants If Congress Does Not Fund Amnesty

    02/03/2015 8:51:31 PM PST · by servo1969 · 113 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-3-2015 | Jim Hoft
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson threatened US sheriffs today. Johnson told the sheriffs that they will not receive federal grants they are counting on if the Republican Congress does not fund amnesty.Sheriff Justin Smith from Larimer County Colorado posted this tonight on his Facebook page: I received a very interesting veiled threat letter from Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security addressed to all police chiefs and sheriffs around the country.His letter made it clear that if Congress didn’t send President Obama the DHS funding bill that he wanted (rubberstamping the president’s executive amnesty), local and state public...
  • Illegal immigration up, deportations down in 2014: DHS

    12/19/2014 2:19:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The number of illegal immigrants crossing the border rose in 2014, while deportations dropped, according to new statistics Homeland Security released Friday in a pre-holiday data dump that signaled potential problems on both sides of the immigration enforcement equation. Apprehensions on the border, which Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says is a yardstick for overall illegal immigration, rose 16 percent in fiscal year 2014, while deportations from within the interior of the U.S. — the measure of how much the administration is going after long-time illegal immigrants — fell 24 percent. Those numbers, which cover from Oct. 1, 2013, through...
  • Obama’s Amnesty Plan Also Ends Program for Enforcing Immigration Laws

    12/16/2014 9:58:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 16, 2014 - 4:08 PM | Penny Starr
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a series of memorandums on the same day the President Barack Obama announced he would take executive action to protect millions of illegal aliens from being deported, including ending Secure Communities, the partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement to facilitate the enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws. “The Secure Communities program, as we know it, will be discontinued,” the first line of Johnson’s Nov. 20 memo reads. […] “The goal of Secure Communities was to more effectively identify and facilitate the removal of criminal aliens in the custody of state a local...
  • DHS' New Guidelines on Deporting Illegals: Longtime Aliens, Some Criminals Get Special Consideration

    12/09/2014 1:15:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 9, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – On Nov. 20, the same day President Barack Obama announced executive action to shield millions of illegal aliens from deportation, Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued an agency-wide memorandum explaining new guidelines for enforcing the nation’s immigration laws -- or not enforcing them based on a wide range of “circumstances.” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke about the U.S. government response to the growing number of youth crossing the border illegally on June 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) Those guidelines are receiving minimal media attention but, coupled with the president's executive action mean...
  • Amnesty shocker! The secret behind Obama's 'order' (There were no executive orders)

    12/04/2014 1:11:29 PM PST · by RightGeek · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 12/3/2014 | Jerome Corsi
    Did President Obama just set up Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to be a candidate for impeachment [snip]? The inquiry begins with the question: Where are the executive orders Obama supposedly signed to permit up to 5 million parents of young illegal aliens to remain in the United States for three years?[Snip] The White House appears to have engaged in administrative sleight of hand, changing U.S. immigration law not by executive order but by a memorandum “exercising prosecutorial discretion” Johnson signed the day of Obama’s Nov. 20 nationwide address that so far has not been filed in the...
  • HEAD FAKE? OBAMA NEVER SIGNED AMNESTY ORDER

    12/04/2014 6:29:52 PM PST · by bryan999 · 60 replies
    NEW YORK – It’s common knowledge President Obama signed an executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security to forgive millions of illegal aliens for their past violations of immigration law, right? Wrong. Today the National Archives and Records Administration, responsible for such maintaining such filings, said no such executive order was ever signed or filed, confirming WND’s report Wednesday. A National Archives librarian, Jeffrey Hartley, made the confirmation in an email Thursday to WND. “As I indicated, it would appear that there is not an Executive Order stemming from the President’s remarks on November 20 on immigration,” Hartley wrote.
  • Amnesty shocker! The secret behind Obama's 'order' President accused of 'sleight of hand'

    12/04/2014 10:19:40 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies
    WND ^ | December 4, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Did President Obama just set up Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to be a candidate for impeachment instead of himself if conservatives convince the Republican majorities in the House and the Senate that his “executive actions” on immigration are unconstitutional? The inquiry begins with the question: Where are the executive orders Obama supposedly signed to permit up to 5 million parents of young illegal aliens to remain in the United States for three years? The White House appears to have engaged in administrative sleight of hand, changing U.S. immigration law not by executive order but...
  • White House: When Obama said he changed the law on immigration, he was speaking “colloquially”

    12/02/2014 5:39:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    After this, the word “colloquially” should be added to the definition of “Kinsleyan gaffe” — i.e. when a politician accidentally tells the truth … colloquially. That’s what Obama did last week when he shooed away a heckler by casually reassuring him that he had changed the law on immigration — which was true. With Congress unwilling to impeach and the next president unlikely for political reasons to cancel Obama’s order, his amnesty will survive as the de facto law of the land until either conservatives win the White House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate or the two parties...
  • Homeland Chief Unable to Explain How Executive Amnesty Helps Americans

    Under questioning from Rep. Barletta, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson was unable to state how President Obama's executive amnesty benefits legal Americans:
  • Obamnesty's Secret Catch-And-Release Order

    12/02/2014 4:41:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Border Security: President Obama's executive amnesty doesn't just spare the illegals who "mow our lawns" and "make our beds." It also springs from local jails criminals held for deportation, putting them back on the street. In a just-released fact sheet, the White House describes Obama's "immigration accountability executive action" as "cracking down on illegal immigration." The president's actions, it intones, "will help secure the border" and increase the chances that illegals "will be caught and sent back." In fact, Obamanesty increases the chances they'll commit dangerous crimes in our cities. According to a new memo from Department of Homeland Security...
  • DHS chief: Obama's immigration order will be 'comprehensive'

    11/19/2014 11:47:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday said President Obama is poised to announce “comprehensive” executive action on immigration. “I do not want and will not get out ahead of the president and the announcement that he will make in the coming days," Johnson said at the Washington think tank New Democrat Network. “Legislative action is always preferable, but we’ve waited now for years to get Congress to act, and Congress has not acted.” The White House on Wednesday said the president will announce his “commonsense steps” on immigration in a prime-time address on Thursday evening. Johnson...
  • DHS chief: Obama immigration order 'in final stages'

    11/15/2014 7:48:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 15, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    Video at link. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Saturday reiterated that President Obama's expected action on immigration is in its final planning stages. "We’re in the final stages of developing some executive actions," Johnson said. "We have a broken immigration system. The more I delve into it, the more problems I see," Reuters reported. Speaking at the Reagan Presidential Library in California, Johnson told the crowd that the current immigration system has serious problems and to expect comprehensive changes by the end of the year as promised by the president. Johnson provided few details but said Obama's overhaul would...
  • Homeland Security Secretary To Visit San Gabriel Valley Islamic Center

    11/13/2014 11:23:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CBSLA.com/AP) ^ | November 13, 2014 9:35 AM
    Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is in Southern California for a series of appearances. Johnson is slated to visit the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley on Thursday to meet with community leaders as well as local and state law enforcement officials to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing collaboration with these groups on civil rights and other issues.
  • DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: Core al Qaeda "Definitely" Not Gone, "Still Present" (Video)

    10/04/2014 6:51:28 PM PDT · by Third Person · 7 replies
    RCP ^ | October 23 2014 | Bret Baier
    BRET BAIER: As you know, the administration has been engaged for several weeks in this rather public debate about the status of "core al Qaeda." And on September 23rd, Ben Rhodes told reporters that the Khorasan Group in Syria included core al Qaeda operatives from Afghanistan and Pakistan and made their way to Syria. Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said the Khorasan Group is merely affiliated with core al Qaeda. And on Wednesday you listed core al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan as one of several jihadist groups that threatens the U.S. That same day, the White House press...
  • SECRET SERVICE DIRECTOR RESIGNS

    10/01/2014 2:39:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10-1-14 | Brett LoGiurato
    Julia Pierson, the director of the United States Secret Service, resigned on Wednesday amid a rush of criticism over recent White House security breaches. "Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it," said Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. "I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation." Joseph Clancy, the former special agent in charge of the presidential protective division of the Secret Service, will take over as interim director, Johnson said. Johnson also announced the formation of an independent panel to investigate...
  • The Replacements [Attorney General short list, according to NBCNews]

    09/26/2014 6:51:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 09/26/2014 | CHUCK TODD, MARK MURRAY AND CARRIE DANN
    As for the short list to replace Attorney General, here are the top names our sources are giving us: Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of New York Outgoing U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan of Seattle U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Current Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Labor Secretary Tom Perez No longer on this list is Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who was once considered the favorite. The reason why: “On Thursday, Patrick denied rumors that he is next in line for the job. According to an aide, he said at...
  • Top-level turnover makes it harder for DHS to stay on top of evolving threats

    09/21/2014 6:06:46 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2014 | Jerry Markon, Ellen Nakashima and Alice Crites
    An exodus of top-level officials from the Department of Homeland Security is undercutting the agency’s ability to stay ahead of a range of emerging threats, including potential terrorist strikes and cyberattacks, according to interviews with current and former officials. Over the past four years, employees have left DHS at a rate nearly twice as fast as in the federal government overall, and the trend is accelerating, according to a review of a federal database. The departures are a result of what employees widely describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale, and the lure of private security companies paying top...
  • Homeland Secretary Shows Little Concern Over Open Border Terror Threat

    09/21/2014 12:00:33 PM PDT · by Son House · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 18, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    During an answer to another lawmaker about how to prevent terrorists from going undetected inside the United States, Johnson made the absurd argument that a "legal process" for citizenship would prevent terror infiltration and encourage terrorists to come forward and turn themselves in. That suggestion is not only unhelpful but politically motivated garbage. Second, if Johnson got out of his cushy D.C. office once in awhile to actually talk to Border Patrol agents on the ground, he would know that radical Islamists crossing the southern border into the United States from Mexico is nothing new. Unfortunately, a lack of enforcement...
  • DHS Secretary: ICE to Run Out of Money Next Month Without Supplemental Funding

    07/16/2014 7:48:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/16/2014 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson expressed confidence that the federal government can successfully deal with the surge of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border but it likely will cost billions of dollars to deal with the ongoing crisis. In testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Johnson urged lawmakers to adopt the $3.7 billion plan proposed by President Obama, warning that revenues are running low in the Department of Homeland Security because of outlays already used to address the situation. Without the supplemental funding, Johnson told lawmakers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will run out of money sometime in...
  • Live Event: Immigration Funding Review (streaming video)

    07/10/2014 12:55:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2014 | Live Stream
    The Senate Appropriations Committee reviews President Obama's request for funding to address the child immigration crisis. (Live stream)
  • Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Admit to Engaging in Torture and Murder

    07/09/2014 4:21:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7-8-14 | Katie Pavelich
    Despite Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson vowing to "stem the tide" of unaccompanied illegal minors across the southern border with Mexico, thousands more are expected to enter the United States by the end of the year. With the system being overwhelmed, Border Patrol agents are concerned about minors who have admitted to being MS-13 members, a brutal street gang from El Salvador that has been successful in infiltrating American communities. Agents are also concerned about minors who have committed acts like torture and murder in their home countries before heading north to the United States. "We have six minors in...
  • Welfare State Doesn't Draw Illegal-Alien Children to U.S.

    06/14/2014 3:47:59 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 46 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 13, 2014 | Penny Star
    Jeh Johnson: Welfare State Doesn't Draw Illegal-Alien Children to U.S. June 13, 2014 - 5:25 AM By Penny Starr Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke about the U.S. government's response to the growing number of youth crossing the border illegally on June 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the wide range of services the government is providing to unaccompanied minors who cross the border into the U.S. illegally will not encourage more of them to break the law.
  • Obama to Seek Funds to Stem Border Crossings and Speed Deportations

    06/28/2014 5:56:01 PM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, June 28, 2014 | Julia Preston
    President Obama will ask Congress to provide more than $2 billion in new funds to control the surge of illegal Central American migrants at the South Texas border, and to grant broader powers for immigration officials to speed deportations of children caught crossing without their parents, White House officials said on Saturday. Mr. Obama will send a letter on Monday to alert Congress that he will seek an emergency appropriation for rapidly expanding border enforcement actions and humanitarian assistance programs to cope with the influx, which includes record numbers of unaccompanied minors and adults bringing children. The officials gave only...
  • Carta Abierta a Los Padres de Los Nińos Que Cruzan Nuestra Frontera Suroeste

    06/22/2014 3:00:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 6 replies
    EFE ^ | Sunday, June 22, 2014 | Sec. Jeh C. Johnson
    Translation by Google Translate Open Letter to the Parents of Children Crossing Our Southwest Border This year will be a record number of children who cross the southern U.S. border illegally. Only in the month of May, the number of children not accompanied by their mother or father who crossed our southern border reached more than 9,000 figure, making the total so far this year is about 47,000 . Most of these children come from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, where the violence generated by drugs and gangs terrorizing society. I have a very simple message for parents of these...
  • Obama’s DHS Chief Threatens Migrant Flood If GOP Rejects Amnesty Bill

    06/12/2014 3:11:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 68 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/12/14 | Neil Munro
    Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson suggested Thursday he would not block the growing wave of illegal immigrants who are crossing the Texas border until the GOP agrees to pass the Senate immigration rewrite that is backed by President Obama. He twice refused to set any limit on the number of foreign youths who would be given the opportunity to ask the administration’s immigration judges for permission to live in the United States. Johnson and several deputies delivered the threat to GOP legislators during a brief June 12 press conference. The threat was offset by statements........
  • DHS Secretary Sees 'Legal Ambiguity' in Status of Illegal Aliens

    05/31/2014 2:12:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 30, 2014 | Susan Jones
    "We have to accept the fact that we have 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in this country," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. "We have to deal with that. I don't think we should allow them to exist in a state of legal ambiguity or in a dark hole." Johnson noted that some states now issue drivers' licenses to undocumented immigrants, and he also mentioned that they can practice law in California. "So they're not going away. They're not going to self-deport. I would rather see us reckon with this population than continue in the...
  • DHS, Dems to Huddle on Deportations

    05/25/2014 3:50:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sunday, May 25, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will huddle with House Democrats next month in a meeting that's sure to focus on potential changes to President Obama’s controversial deportation policies. Obama has asked Johnson to examine ways the agency can implement those policies “more humanely,” and many Democrats are pressing the administration to scale back deportations in the name of keeping immigrant families intact. The June 10 gathering – a “meet and greet” breakfast with Johnson and Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee – is being framed as an opportunity for members to sit down for the first time...
  • U.S. Mulls Curbing Deportations

    04/21/2014 12:47:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    AP ^ | April 21, 2014 | Erica Werner
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations. The change, if adopted following an ongoing review ordered by President Barack Obama, could shield tens of thousands of immigrants now removed each year solely because they committed repeat immigration violations, such as re-entering the country illegally after been deported, failing to comply with a deportation order or missing an immigration court date. However, it would fall short of the sweeping changes sought by activists. They want Obama to...
  • APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    04/21/2014 11:19:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2014 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (Jay) Johnson is considering limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally but without serious criminal records. On President Barack Obama's orders, Johnson is conducting a politically charged review of U.S. deportation policy. The potential change could shield tens of thousands of immigrants now removed each year solely because of repeated immigration violations, such as re-entering the country after being deported. The change would fall short of deportation curbs demanded by activists frustrated by congressional inaction on immigration legislation. The possible move was confirmed by two...
  • Homeland Security Chief Swoons Over Terrorist Support Group CODE PINK – Asks For Medea Benjamin’s

    03/18/2014 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    Medea Benjamin, left sans vagina costume, leads group meeting Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson, photo by Code Pink.It’s an Obama world. As the United States faces a Cold War showdown over Russia annexing Crimea and an international passenger jet having seemingly disappeared, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with leaders of the terrorist support group Code Pink at Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Medea Benjamin wipes her feet on ‘Homeland Security’, photo by Code Pink.It is another feather in the cap of a group that has a history of working with terrorists and state sponsors...
  • Department of Homeland Security cancels national license-plate tracking plan

    02/19/2014 8:09:31 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2014 | Ellen Nakashima and Josh Hicks,
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of a plan by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to develop a national license-plate tracking system after privacy advocates raised concern about the initiative. The order came just days after ICE solicited proposals from companies to compile a database of license-plate information from commercial and law enforcement tag readers. Officials said the database was intended to help apprehend fugitive illegal immigrants, but the plan raised concerns that the movements of ordinary citizens under no criminal suspicion could be scrutinized.
  • Is al Qaeda on the ‘Path to Defeat?’ Clapper, ‘No’; DHS Chief, ‘Yes’

    02/13/2014 12:14:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 12, 2014 - 2:47 PM | Penny Starr
    In less than one week, top officials in the Obama administration have contradicted one another about the threat al Qaeda poses to the United States today. On Friday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke at the Woodrow Wilson Center is Washington, D.C., where he credited President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama for putting the terrorist group “on the path to defeat.” “Through our government’s counterterrorism efforts in both the Bush and Obama administrations, we have put al Qaeda’s core leadership on the path to defeat,” Johnson said. On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said,...
  • Administration ends ban on asylum seekers with 'limited' terror ties

    02/06/2014 3:34:10 PM PST · by standingfirm · 46 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2-6-14 | Judson Berger
    The Obama administration has unilaterally eased restrictions on asylum seekers with loose or incidental ties to terror and insurgent groups, in a move one senator called "deeply alarming." The change, approved by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry, was announced Wednesday in the Federal Register. It would allow some individuals who provided "limited material support" to terror groups to be considered
  • Administration eases restrictions on asylum seekers with loose terror ties

    02/06/2014 1:25:11 PM PST · by Doogle · 17 replies
    foxnews ^ | 02/06/14 | Judson Berger
    The Obama administration has unilaterally eased restrictions on asylum seekers with loose or incidental ties to terror and insurgent groups, in a move one senator called "deeply alarming." The change, approved by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry, was announced Wednesday in the Federal Register. It would allow some individuals who provided "limited material support" to terror groups to be considered for entry into the U.S. Supporters of the change, including Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., argued that the current ban on anyone who has ever aided terrorists has unfairly blocked thousands of refugees. "The existing...
  • Jeh Johnson: DHS already preparing to implement immigration reform

    02/10/2014 12:03:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2014 | Caroline May
    The Department of Homeland Security is already preparing to implement immigration reform legislation, according to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. “When reform legislation is enacted, DHS must be prepared to implement reform. So to prepare for this potential outcome, I have already directed the deputy director of homeland security to coordinate the process to ensure we are ready to implement the law,” Johnson said Friday at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, during his first major policy address since becoming DHS’s fourth secretary. He praised the House Republicans recent statement of principles on immigration, calling them a “serious step forward” that “contains...
  • DHS Secretary on Illegal Aliens: ‘They’re Here, and They’re Not Going Away’

    02/07/2014 1:03:32 PM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/7/14 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, the nation’s top immigration law enforcer, said on Friday that the estimated 11.5 million illegal aliens in the United States are “not going away.” “They’re here, and they’re not going away,” Johnson said at the Woodrow Wilson Center in remarks billed by the Obama administration as his “first major speech.”
  • U.S. to Grant Immigrants Who Give Terrorists “Limited” Support Asylum

    02/06/2014 1:30:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 6, 2014
    As if President Obama’s backdoor amnesty weren’t bad enough, the administration just issued an official order allowing the U.S. to take in once-banned refugees and asylum seekers who have provided “limited material support” to terrorists. With the stroke of a few pens—those belonging to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry—the nation’s zero tolerance for any sort of terrorism-related support has vanished. It also marks yet another alarming example of a president who changes or replaces laws passed by Congress when he doesn’t like them. Besides immigration, we’ve seen this in the selective enforcement of Obamacare....
  • EXCLUSIVE: New Homeland official was key figure in Pennsylvania corruption case

    02/02/2014 7:00:49 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 2, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s newest appointee to his inner circle, chief of staff Christian Marrone, rose to Washington power player via the streets of Pennsylvania’s pay-to-play politics. Mr. Marrone acknowledged in court that as a Pennsylvania legislative aide he oversaw the private renovation of his politician boss’s mansion — all while drawing paychecks from taxpayers ... “You’re looking at a state not unlike New York, New Jersey and Illinois for pay-to-play politics,” Mr. Madonna said. “But it’s pretty fundamental that you aren’t supposed to work privately when you’re supposed to be on the state payroll, and he was on...