Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: Yes, Obama administration expanded child detention centers

Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: Yes, Obama administration expanded child detention centers

[Ed. – Johnson needs to learn to say “Trump owns it” and “divine spark.”]

Jeh Johnson, a former DHS secretary under President Obama, admitted this week on NBC News that the administration expanded child detention centers.

Johnson: “Correct. Lesson learned. Illegal migration reacts sharply to perceived changes in enforcement policy– in the short term– but it always reverts back longer term to the longer term trends given the underlying condition of the so-called push factors in central America. So that is what President Trump and his administration have seen now over the last year. The numbers are 40 or 50,000 per month and they are obviously very frustrated with that. So in 2014 – to deal with the spike then with the families – we did a number of things; including by the way, working with the government of Mexico and obtaining their cooperation on securing their southern border, uh, but we also expanded family detention, which was, I freely admit, controversial.”

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