Thursday, June 29, 2017

DHS chief says members of Congress ‘threaten’ him over immigration enforcement

Via Billy

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 6, 2017. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Thursday that members of Congress have tried to “threaten” him over his department’s stepped up enforcement of the immigration laws they wrote, and called for even stiffer laws to punish sanctuary cities and repeat-illegal immigrants.

Mr. Kelly said he was “offended” by those lawmakers — who he didn’t name — who he said “often threaten me and my officers” when they try to enforce laws that call for the deportation of illegal immigrants.

It’s the latest blunt criticism from the retired Marine general, who has previously told members of Congress to “shut up” rather than criticize him over the laws they wrote.


  1. I heard the comments and wish Kelly had identified the people. Given the questions during his confirmation hearing, I have no doubt his comments are accurate.

    1. wish Kelly had identified the people

      Me too unless he referred them for investigation.