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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Homeland Security Chief Set to Defend Immigration Action

New York Times
By Allen Rappeport
December 1, 2014

Jeh C. Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, is to tell a congressional committee on Tuesday that illegal immigrants who would be protected under President Obama’s new plan “are not priorities for removal,” according to prepared remarks released on Monday.
“It’s time we acknowledge that and encourage them to be held accountable,” Mr. Johnson said in his prepared remarks. “This is simple common sense.”
Mr. Obama’s plan will allow some longtime undocumented immigrants — about five million of them — to become permanent residents. Representative Michael McCaul, Republican of Texas, the chairman of the committee, has said Mr. Obama’s action is illegal and has vowed to fight it.
“The president’s decision to bypass Congress and grant amnesty to millions of unlawful immigrants is unconstitutional and a threat to our democracy,” Mr. McCaul said. “There is no doubt our immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed, but this does not mean the president has the authority to act without Congress.”
Mr. Obama has said any congressional legislation would supersede his plan. In his testimony, Mr. Johnson will say that he also prefers a legislative solution but that the administration cannot wait.

“In the meantime, we will use our executive authority to fix as much of our broken immigration system as possible,” Mr. Johnson will say, according to his remarks.

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