DHS’ Jeh Johnson: Illegals have ‘earned right to be citizens’

DHS’ Jeh Johnson: Illegals have ‘earned right to be citizens’

[Ed. – That’s our Jeh.]

“An earned path to citizenship for those currently present in this  country is a matter of, in my view, homeland security to encourage  people to come out from the shadows,” said Johnson, in what he remarked  was one of his first public speeches since being confirmed as the  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief in December.

“It is also, frankly, in my judgment, a matter of who we are as  Americans,” he said, “to offer the opportunity to those who want to be  citizens, who’ve earned the right to be citizens, who are present in  this country–many of whom came here as children–to have the  opportunity that we all have to try to become American citizens.”

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