Allen B. West

Head of Homeland Security: granting amnesty will encourage terrorists to come forward. Are you friggin’ kidding me?

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Every day I ask myself, can the Obama administration demonstrate any more incompetence? And every day I’m not let down – but today is really something special.

As reported by CNS News, “Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing last Wednesday that granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in the United States could encourage terrorists among them to come out of the shadows. “From my homeland security perspective, I want people who are living in this country undocumented [I read that to mean illegally] to come forward, to get on the books, and subject themselves to a background check so that I can know who they are and whether it’s the current DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program or a path to citizenship – whether it’s deferred action or earned path to citizenship. From my homeland security perspective, I want people to come forward,” Johnson said.

I know, you’re incredulous and don’t believe me, but here it is in living color.

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Do you realize just how insane this statement is? This is the man entrusted with the security of our continental United States. He actually believes if we grant amnesty, criminals and terrorists will “come out of the shadows” and submit themselves to a background check! Where in God’s name do we find these people?

My former colleague Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa) was also incredulous at hearing this statement from Johnson, “Do we honestly believe that any would-be terrorist or criminal or drug dealer is going to come forward to have a criminal background check done on them? They’re going to continue to remain underground. “Nobody with a criminal record is going to come forward,” Barletta said.

CNS reports, “in his line of questioning, Barletta asked about the possibility that terrorists could be among the millions of people who have successfully entered the country illegally and cited the case of Mahmud Abouhalima, one of the terrorists convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center attack that killed six people and wounded more than 1,000.”

“Secretary Johnson as you make recommendations to the president as to how he should implement such a program. How will you assure the American people that another [Mahmud] Abouhalima will not slip through the cracks?” Barletta asked.”

“Johnson used the opportunity to respond to advocate for amnesty. “Congressman, I am very focused on knowing as much as we can about individuals who are undocumented in this country,” Johnson said. “And I believe that if an earned pathway to citizenship were to become law, that would encourage people to come forward and submit to a background check so they can get on the books.”

You just gotta give the progressive socialists credit. They will use any opportunity to advocate for their dangerous agenda. The belief that amnesty is a means by which we can identify terrorists is unconscionable — like a terrorist so wants a pathway to citizenship — no Mr. Johnson, they want to kill American citizens — anyone actually. As with more gun laws, only the law abiding will comply. So it would be with criminal illegal aliens and terrorists who are not law abiding so would not seek to abide by any law.

The threats to our homeland are only exacerbated by such mindless lemmings as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. And I am seriously disturbed by Johnson’s comments — terrorists are laughing their butts off.

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