Kelly Blames Congress For Immigration Problems, “If We Don’t Fix The Laws, Then They Will Keep Coming”
Outgoing Chief of Staff General John Kelly blamed Congress and current US law for the problems associated with illegal immigration and pointed out it does need to be addressedIn a lengthy interview with the The Los Angeles Times that touched on many topics including his tenure at the White House, the Wall, and illegal immigration, Kelly had this to say referencing illegal immigration
One of the reasons why it’s so difficult to keep people from coming — obviously it’d be preferable for them to stay in their own homeland but it’s difficult to do sometimes, where they live — is a crazy, oftentimes conflicting series of loopholes in the law in the United States that makes it extremely hard to turn people around and send them home,” he said.
“If we don’t fix the laws, then they will keep coming,” he told The Times.
“They have known, and they do know, that if they can get here, they can, generally speaking, stay,” he said.
When Kelly was asked if there is a security crisis at the Southern border, or whether Trump has drummed up fears of a migrant “invasion” for political reasons, Kelly did not answer directly, but said, “We do have an immigration problem.”
From the 1980s to the mid-2000s, apprehensions at the border — the most common measure of illegal immigration — routinely reached more than 1 million migrants a year.
Today, they are near historical lows. In the fiscal year that ended in September, border authorities apprehended 521,090 people.
But immigration officials are seeing a dramatic rise in families and unaccompanied minors at the border, mostly from Central America.
Kelly also addressed the rumors that President Trump makes uninformed decisions based on no knowledge and ignorance.
“It’s never been: The president just wants to make a decision based on no knowledge and ignorance,” Kelly said. “You may not like his decision, but at least he was fully informed on the impact.”
The lengthy interview touched on a range of other topics and can be read here.
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