Jeh Johnson: ‘Let’s Have an Immigration Debate’ in Congress

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson responded to the on-going battle over DHS funding by declaring “let’s have an immigration debate” in Congress on Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.

“If you want to have the immigration debate, let’s have an immigration debate. Let’s have an immigration debate that is about immigration, don’t tie an insistence on defunding our executive actions to the entire budget of Homeland Security of this nation. Let’s have that debate in Congress. We’ve been asking to have that debate for some time now, but don’t tie it to funding for the homeland security of this nation, for the safety of the American people” he said in response to Republican claims that the president never should have gone forth with his executive action on immigration.

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