Fellow Democrat and top Obama lieutenant on border related issues slams 2020 Democratic presidential candidates including the likes of Julián Castro, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg who have decided that decriminalizing illegal immigration is such a great idea.
Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security for ex-President Obama, while speaking to Morning Joe on Wednesday, said “when we talk about deprioritizing the deportation of those apprehended at the border or decriminalizing illegal immigration. That just simply incentives more illegal immigration. We lose control of our borders.”
Jeh Johnson also warned his fellow Democrats not to shift too leftward on the issue of immigration.
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“In the same vein, by taking a formal step of decriminalizing illegal immigration, what we’re saying as a country or society is we’re prepared to see a lot more of this. Society is prepared to see that behavior perhaps regularly but en masse and I don’t think that’s where the American people are.”
“I’m a Democrat” he said. I’m a loyal Democrat, and I want to see us win in 2020.” “But to do that we’ve got to appeal to the wide consensus out there on immigration and a lot of other issues.” He added.
Jeh Johnson made it clear that while he does not support the Democratic proposals for the decriminalization of illegal immigration, he also does not support President Trump’s hardline stance on immigration.
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