US Secretary of Homeland Security meets immigration stakeholders
The US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson recently met with leaders from business, law enforcement, and faith communities to discuss a wide range of immigration issues, including the need for commonsense immigration reform. The meeting is part of the ongoing thorough and inclusive review process Secretary Johnson is undertaking to assess how the Department of Homeland Security can better enforce and administer immigration laws.
As part of the ongoing review, Secretary Johnson continues to engage with various stakeholders and members of Congress that are also working towards achieving a permanent solution by enacting commonsense immigration reform that will strengthen our security. In addition, Secretary Johnson has included and continues to seek the advice and input of his team within DHS including component leadership and frontline employees – the very people that are charged with implementing DHS policies and enforcement priorities. Since taking office, the Secretary has made clear that he shares the President’s commitment of enforcing and administering our immigration laws effectively and sensibly, in line with our values as a country.
During the meeting, Secretary Johnson underscored the importance of Congressional action to pass commonsense immigration reform– which will offer a permanent solution to our broken immigration system.