Homeland Security John Kelly joined NBC’s “Meet The Press” with host Chuck Todd to discuss immigration.
Chuck Todd pointed out that the Trump Administration is using a different definition of criminality for immigrants than did the Obama Administration.
The New York Post reported:
“It is fair to say that the definition of criminal has not changed, but where on the spectrum of criminality we operate has changed,” Kelly said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Pressed to elaborate on who wouldn’t have faced deportation before but would now, Kelly said, “someone, as an example, with multiple DUIs.”
“Even a single DUI, depending on other aspects, would get you into the system,” he said.
Kelly said it’s the law of the land, not the discretion of immigration agents, that carry out deportations.
He also said if immigration law is changed, it should be changed by Congress, not the Executive Branch:
DHS Sec John Kelly/Meet the Press-immigration reform falls squarely on the shoulders of Congress. Exactly.
— Deea McBride (@DeeaMcB) April 16, 2017
@MeetThePress Gotta love Kelly!
— Daniel John Earnshaw (@DanielJohnEarn4) April 16, 2017
He’s right – His job is to enforce the law. Not create it.
Either we’re a nation of laws, or we’re not!
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