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Homeland Security Chief Grilled on Immigration

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson while testifying on Capitol Hill, Washington, June 24, 2014.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson while testifying on Capitol Hill, Washington, June 24, 2014.
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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he will consider "every conceivable lawful option" to deal with the huge flood of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States from Latin America.

Johnson spelled out the steps his agency is taking to address the problem to a House panel Tuesday.

They include using more resources to track down human traffickers and dismantle their organizations.

Johnson also said the Obama administration has launched public information campaigns in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. He said families are being warned about the dangers of letting children head alone to the U.S, and the spread of wrong information about U.S. immigration laws.

More than 52,000 immigrant children have illegally entered the U.S. from Latin America this fiscal year. Seventy-five percent are from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Many of the illegals are being held in detention centers in the southwest, awaiting processing and possible deportation.

Some in Congress want President Barack Obama to deploy the National Guard along the Mexican broader.

But Johnson called the immigrant influx a humanitarian issue as much as one of border security.

He says the children reach the United States hungry, thirsty, scared, and vulnerable. Johnson says the way these children are treated reflects U.S. laws and values.

Some information for this report comes from AP and AFP.

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by: Roger Marple from: http://where-is-my-refund
June 28, 2014 8:18 AM
don't forget, now there are bands of children with no adults crossing from the MExican border


by: David John Francis
June 25, 2014 2:39 PM

The economic impact of medical care, education
and incarceration for illegal aliens forced on taxpayers is bankrupting Arizona.
Why are such swarms entering the U.S. illegally
NOW, particularly children? Newspapers in Mexico and
Central and South America are
actually describing U.S.
“open borders,” encouraging people to come with promises of food stamps or
“amnesty.” It is textbook Cloward-Piven strategy to overwhelm and collapse the
economic and social systems, in order to replace them with a “new socialist
order” under federal control.
Carried by this tsunami of illegals are the
invisible “travelers” our politicians don’t like to mention: diseases the U.S. had
controlled or virtually eradicated: tuberculosis (TB), Chagas disease, dengue
fever, hepatitis, malaria, measles, plus more. I have been working on medical
projects in Central and South America
since 2009, so I am aware of problems these countries face from such diseases.
People express concern about child
endangerment from illegal minors dumped on Arizona
streets in hundred-plus degree heat, with no support. A bigger concern is
American endangerment from life-threatening diseases added to social - See more
at:
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SO we did
not get rid of the Washington Rinos, Democrat ancients; the architects of NO
CHANGE; Incumbent Artifacts as Thad Cochran and Charles Rangel who will follow
the same old route of the politically powerful. WHAT FOOLS WE ARE? We need new visionaries in Congress, who are not going
to sell out or to bow down to Special Interests, to corporate cronies or the
big trade unions, agriculture playing the same old continuous record of the
Republican elite.
All
you have to do is don’t vote Democrat; don’t vote Republican; when you go to
the ballot box make your decision on who will balance the federal and state
budgets, Remove the Affordable Care Act.
If you want change, then elect Candidates of the National
Tea party: removal of illegal aliens; No Amnesty; No Pathway to Citizenship and
no drivers licenses; Abolishing the IRS; introduce a fair or consumption tax,
reduction in government itself; Returning the Department of Education,
Environmental Protection Agency to State control. Building the Keystone
pipeline and making America self-sufficient in Energy and not
dependent on foreign oil, gas. Reduce to a minimum of Regulations for growing
businesses. Stop the incessant rules and regulation that Americans face every
day, by agencies to collect more taxes; Make corporate welfare a thing of the
past.
Use the Tea Party
agenda of Ron Paul, The One Cent Solution is
beautifully simple: If the government cuts one cent out of every dollar of its
total spending (excluding interest payments) each year for five years, and then
caps overall federal spending at 18 percent of national income from then on, we
can: Reduce federal spending by $7.5 trillion over 10 years. Balance the budget
by 2019.
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