Sunday, June 10, 2018
The Trump administration's policy of separating parents from children unlawfully entering the United States has drawn criticism. Scott Simon talks on NPR with former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. Johnson is not a supporter of the Trump policy. Here is an excerpt of a response to an interview question:
"JOHNSON: Scott, in my opinion, what's happening right now on the southern border, in terms of our border security, our border security enforcement and our federal criminal justice system, is contrary to who we are as Americans. I say that though on my watch we probably deported, repatriated or removed about 1 million people. We don't have open borders. The law requires that we enforce border security. However, the demographic has changed as you just noted. It's no longer the stereotypical single adult from Mexico. Illegal migration from the south is a fraction of what it used to be."