US Sec­re­tary of Home­land Se­cu­rity meets im­mi­gra­tion stake­hold­ers

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY -

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.

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