Jeh Johnson: Welfare State Doesn’t Draw Illegal-Alien Children to U.S.

Penny Starr, CNS News, June 13, 2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the wide range of services the government is providing to unaccompanied minors who cross the border into the U.S. illegally will not encourage more of them to break the law.

At a press conference on Thursday at Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington, asked Johnson whether giving these children everything from transportation to housing, health care, education and even legal representation, is an incentive for more “unaccompanied minors” to come to this country.

“I would say no,” Johnson said. He noted that these children, most from Central America, are not eligible for the two-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program–recently renewed for two more years–that give temporary legal status to people who came to the U.S before they turned 16; have continuously lived in the U.S. from 2007 to the present; and who entered the U.S. before June 2012.


“Frankly, it is also hazardous to send a child into south Texas to a processing center. A processing center–and a number of us here have seen them ourselves–are no place for children,” Johnson said. “And to put a child into the hands of a criminal smuggling organization is not safe either.

“So, yes, we provide a number of things for children when we find them because the law requires it and because our values require it,” Johnson said. “But it is not safe; it is not a desirable situation, and I would encourage no parent to send their child, or send for their child, through this process.”

By law, HHS and its various divisions must provide for the custody and care of unaccompanied alien children.

The services include classroom education, mental and medical health services, case management, socialization and recreation, and “family reunification,” which facilitates the child’s release to a relative or other sponsors.


The Obama administration says violence in Central America is largely responsible for the flood of children illegally pouring into the Rio Grande Valley, but others, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), say the problem is a direct result of President Obama’s executive orders relaxing U.S. immigration policy–specifically, DACA.

“[M]idway through 2012 was when administration unilaterally granted amnesty to some 800,000 people who had been minors, with the so-called DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] proceeding,” Cruz told Johnson at a Senate hearing earlier this week. “And you can see, sometime after that, the numbers (of unaccompanied minors) spike dramatically.”

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) says the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border “is the direct and predictable result of actions taken by President Obama. He and his Administration have announced to the world that they will not enforce America’s immigration laws, and have emphasized in particular that foreign youth will be exempted from these laws. The world has heard the President’s call, and illegal immigrants are pouring across the border in pursuit of his promised amnesty.

“President Obama is responsible for this calamity,” Sessions said, “and only by declaring to the world that our border is no longer open–and that the law will be restored–can this emergency be stopped.”

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  • MekongDelta69

    What about American children?

    Just a thought…

    • Alexandra1973

      Didn’t you know? They’re as American as apple pie….

      (I think you know I’m being sarcastic here.)

      • MekongDelta69

        Or a ‘burrito’!

        I know you’re kidding, but if you post on other sites, you’re going to have to put “/sarc” at the end, or everybody will take you seriously.

      • Pro_Whitey

        You’re being sarcastic. BO said it recently as a blatant lie.

    • 1stworlder

      they throw money at niglets also.

      • AutomaticSlim

        Not just “money”.
        Our HARD EARNED money!!!
        I get up at 5:30 AM every day to go to work, and at the end of the month have 40% of it taken away and given to the parasites.

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          This is why whites should do everything they can to stop supporting the system. We’re being forced by the traitorous federal government to subsidize our own genocide.

    • ElComadreja

      Our policy: The hell with them, especially the white ones.

    • saul7

      Yes …if someone breaks into your home to “feed” their children it’s an act of love…if you want to defend your home in order to feed your own children…you’re a racist bigot…

  • Alexandra1973

    Oh, baloney. They go where the freebies are.

  • wretchedwhiterabbit

    My values don’t require it. My values require stopping them at the border and/or leaving them out in the woods for the wolves like their own parents did.

    • Terra Magnum Imperium

      Agreed, I would love to take the high road but I can’t afford the gas…Also must of these so called “children” are between 15-17 years of age.

      • 1stworlder

        No kidding there are douches that go out and find illegals and drop them off at hospitals no skin off their back.

      • saul7

        Yep and if you view the news footage…you see lots of pregnant women…I guess they either have the $8000 to pay the doctor…or they’re going to give birth in the street..because according to the jeh johnsons of the world…they aren’t costing us a dime…

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      My values require that I watch how fast they can dance toward the border while I target practice using my Remington.270.

  • Nancy Thomas

    They pamper them because they are undocumented democrats.

  • Samuel_Morton

    War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.

  • TruthBeTold

    I watched a new report that showed these kids walking through the desert.

    For having walked hundreds of miles through the desert, they didn’t appear physically distressed.

    • One word: staged. Or if you prefer, faked.

    • r j p

      They didn’t walk. They aren’t children either, but they might have children.

  • r j p

    “Frankly, it is also hazardous to send a child into south Texas to a processing center…..

    Safer than sending them to the NO Superdome during a hurricane flood.

    • Alexandra1973

      Not to be vicious, but that’s an ideal place for them…in the Sewerdome.

      Sorry, just kinda fed up with this nonsense.

  • Mr. Johnson, you sir are a liar and a bad one at that. The ungrateful thurd world parasites and leeches that you refer to as children are young adults, mostly high testosterone males, who are horny and hungry. They’re here looking for white women and the white man’s food and toys and you know it.
    Are you capable of telling the truth, ever? I don’t think so. You love this manufactured “crisis” because it ups your budget.
    Ups your budget? Up yours, pal.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Seriously, has this guy made one verifiably true statement since he took this position?

      • He might be signing his own real name on his paychecks, but I’ll bet he actually has direct deposit, so even that isn’t necessary.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Seriously, has this guy made one verifiably true statement since he took this position?

  • Whitetrashgang

    Well why doesn’t Jeb Johnson work for free then? At this point you have to have a shovel ready if you watch the MSM.

  • Petronius

    Hmmm…. Let’s check the scorecard and see how he’s doing :

    1. ramp up welfare spending and ignore welfare fraud √
    2. open borders, mass immigration, and amnesty √
    3. turn Border Patrol into nursemaids √
    4. free terrorists and release 120,000 foreign felons from prisons √
    5. selective enforcement of the laws √
    6. weaponize government against the American people √
    7. shred the Constitution and Bill of Rights √
    8. bypass Congress with Phone-&-Pen strategy √
    9. kill jobs √
    10. raise taxes √
    11. stop economic growth and de-industrialize the country √
    12. foment class warfare √
    13. boot-on-the-neck of businesses √
    14. live high on the hog √
    15. blow public debt sky high and undermine US debt rating √
    16. wreck health care system √
    17. attack Christianity and undermine the country’s moral compass √
    18. betray America’s old allies √
    19. encourage America’s enemies √
    20. gut military defense √

    Yep, looks like the program’s moving along right on schedule.

    And today is only Friday.

    • Terra Magnum Imperium

      Agreed, I remember a friend a few years back stating the Obama wanted the down fall of the USA. I called him “a right wing nut-job.” Today I’m not so sure…

      • Petronius

        The immigration laws supposedly exist for the protection of the United States and their citizens. Not to extend rights and benefits to foreigners.

        Yet here our rulers are directing agency personnel to not enforce the laws of Congress, and to disregard the safety, rights, and interests of the American people, in order to promote the interests of foreigners.

        Our rulers supposedly derive their authority from the consent of the governed. From “We the people.” The government is supposed to represent us. And represent our interests.

        But instead, as we see here, precisely the opposite is happening. One of Nerobama’s czars is directing that border patrol agents and immigration inspectors advance the interests of foreigners at our expense, demanding that they disregard the interests of the American people and the laws enacted by Congress for our protection.

        The interests of illegal aliens, uninvited migrants, undocumented workers, foreign invaders, or whatever you want to call them are always given precedence.

        A few years ago we would have called this by its proper name –– treason.

      • ElComadreja

        Your friend was absolutely right.

    • Whitetrashgang

      Same as Bush did just saying.

    • Sick of it

      #13 would be small business
      He’s making large corporations happier than ever (which is why they supported his campaign).

      • Petronius

        Yes and No. He’s picked winners and losers.

        The boot-on-the-neck shakedown of BP is one obvious big company loser. GM and Chrysler bondholders were losers, as well as Chrysler dealers (small businesses).

        Banks and mortgage lenders are also losers, as a result of the regime continuing to push the subprime mortgage program six years after the subprime meltdown. Also Dodd-Frank imposed massive regulations on the banking industry, and bigger banks have the heaviest regulatory burdens whereas smaller banks benefit from exemptions and loopholes.

        Among other big companies that have had the boot-on-the-neck treatment are: Boeing, coal industry, other mining companies, nuclear power, electric utilities, health care industry, medical devices industry, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, oil and pipelines.

        On the other hand, another tactic has been to enact new complex laws and regulations and then offering waivers to those companies that are able to make political donations –– thereby putting smaller companies at a disadvantage. Clearly small companies with more than fifty employees will be injured when ObamaCare is fully implemented.

        • Ella

          Lay them off and re-hire temporarily as European companies learned the ropes early within the generous EU labour pool. It is partly why the unemployment rates are staggering high in well educated countries. Socialism has its costs.

    • Grantland

      I steal the list and spread it far and wide.

  • JohnEngelman

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the wide range of services the government is providing to unaccompanied minors who cross the border into the U.S. illegally will not encourage more of them to break the law.

    – Penny Starr, CNS News, June 13, 2014

    That’s right, and Aid to Families with Dependent Children did not encourage unmarried, unemployable females to have illegitimate children while expecting the tax payers to give them child support payments.

    • saul7

      Oh boy…you said it buddy…the reason and the result will be the same…worthless tax farmers…voting big.D.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    The President is giving out still more of my tax dollars. Only this time it isn’t to ungrateful negroes but to ungrateful mestizo illegal aliens. They, along with negroes, both share an unmitigated desire to wipe me and my race off the face of the Earth. And I’m paying for it. Lovely. Just freakin’ lovely.

    • Who Me?

      Never mind Cherrie, somebody here will be quick to assure you that “this is what you voted for”. Because you voted, Democrat, or Republican, or third party. Or it’s your fault because you sat this election out, and didn’t vote for the right guy, or something. People, even the people here on AmRen, have to wake up and realize we CAN’T vote our way out of this mess.
      We really ARE going to have to have a revolution. Note, I do not say a race war–that may come later, or it may be averted. What we are going to have to revolt against is the system that puts one corrupt, anti-American politician after another into office.
      The parasites would not come but for the bait put out by those politicians, so it is those who put out the bait that we need to get rid of. We can take care of any particularly stubborn parasites after we get rid of their enablers and most of them self-deport. (Now that of course doesn’t include out native born, African American problem, but once we grow the cojones to take care of our immigration problem, imposing civilization back on the feral inner city dwellers shouldn’t be too hard.)

      • Grantland

        I’m not so sure about the last bit. The cities, if they remain, are ours.

  • Adolf Verloc

    Probably the idea that the streets are paved with gold in America is a big factor, along with knowledge of welfare benefits. People in Mexico or Honduras hear that they can get $9 an hour working as roofers and they apply that to the cost of living in their home town, not realizing that it costs a lot more to live here. You’ll have to crack down on employment opportunities for illegals at least as much as cracking down on welfare abuse.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yes, by using e-verify.

      • antiquesunlight

        E-verify would work so well. It is the easiest and least expensive way to get rid of them. If they can’t work, they can’t live. It would be so easy to implement but of course we have to protect the rights of illegal immigrants.

      • Sick of it

        I’d prefer machine guns mounted on something like the Atlantic Wall. Seal the borders – No excuses, no apologies!

        • AndrewInterrupted

          If you’re taking requests, I’d like a vintage BAR. My uncle carried one in WW2.

          • Sick of it

            I’m apparently being heavily moderated now.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Must be that sword in your hand. <;-D

    • MBlanc46

      The CEOs and board members of the companies who hire these vermin–not just some low-level munchkin in HR who signs the documents, but the bosses who give the orders to hire them–out to do some hard time for this.

  • John_HD

    With Obama, Holder, and this Johnson (and I’m surprised all the white flag officers haven’t been purged from the military yet) as the chief “guardians” of our borders, this is truly the fox guarding the henhouse. These people hate whites and want to hasten white replacement as fast as they can. They don’t even pretend otherwise anymore. Obama knows he’s only got two years left. His efforts to bring more third-worlders into America are only going to intensify.

  • 4321realist

    “Jeh Johnson: Welfare State Doesn’t Draw Illegal-Alien Children to U.S.”

    Well, old guy, have it your way, but whatever it is drawing them I can tell you that it will be “your people” who are going to be the most negatively affected.

    And if your black arrogance doesn’t allow you to understand that, and you believe blacks are going to move into positions of power on ability better think again, because this entire underhanded scheme to flood the country with little brown worker ants means fewer everything for blacks except prison sentences.

    And Hispanics aren’t going to vote for blacks either once the competition between the two groups gets in full swing.

    Blacks do a nice job of destroying themselves.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Trouble is, they are now taking white people with them.

    • saul7

      His overwhelming desire to destroy the… evil white devil…is his one and only concern…well that and p-u-z-y

  • Marius Quentical

    I’d like to know the names of the legislators who passed these laws that require “lathering” these kids with benefits! Was it passed at midnight on some Friday by a bunch of Dems by voice vote??? Why are we coddling /Viggers, Miggers, and other mestizos? Do we have a death wish???

  • Anglo

    Well, Obama’s transformation of America is moving right along.

  • John K

    Yeah, they are born on American soil when the invaders cross the border right before birth. There is no “border security”. This is like inviting cockroaches into a home.

    • Bb

      The irony is that La Raza claims the entire Southwest USA as their own. If it’s not American soil in their minds, how can they be American citizens if born on it?

  • Mr Realist

    I call bull***t. And what the heck kind of name is “Jeh?” Do blacks now just pick three indiscriminate letters to name their spawn?

  • Fathers Initiative

    Didn’t they say this 30 years ago?

  • JackKrak

    Yes, yes – the black & brown hordes go to the US and Western Europe because of the climate, the landscape and nice beaches and the promise of easy handouts has absolutely nothing to do with it. I mean, look at all the Mexicans who head south instead to go to Bolivia and all the Pakistani halfwits who choose to move to Cambodia so they can….

    Uh, wait….

  • Greg Thomas

    Well what did you expect Jeh to say. He’s simply another open border minion appointed by our open border President.

  • Truth Teller

    A Republican Senator has the solution. What say you D.B Cooper?

    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, says
    the United States should provide financial assistance to Mexico to help secure its borders and slow the flow of thousands of immigrants.

    Why? Mexico has no problem at all securing its southern border. Why don’t we secure our southern border?

    • 1G25

      Cornyn is an utter ass… Mitch McConnell’s Minority Whip puppy.

      Negotiate with five Mexican generals, each to take the Mexican side of a segment of the Mexican border, and show them there are twenty million dollars in their names in an interest-bearing account, which matures in ten years.

      For each illegal alien that crosses the border in each general’s segment of responsibility, $10,000 will be deducted from his account.

      The invasion will come to a screeching halt.

  • E. Burke

    What the hell kind of name is “Jeh”?

    • An quadroon idiot’s name. The official picture below should come as no suprise:

      • AndrewInterrupted

        He’d be managing a Wendy’s right now if he hadn’t checked the African box.

  • 4321realist

    Does this jerk really believe he’s fooling anybody? This is an excellent example of one of the reasons why blacks are deemed to be unable to competently function in positions that require wisdom and intelligence.

  • Malgus

    “No, of course they don’t come here because of the welfare and free shi-”


  • Rodney S

    They come because of the remote chance of having sex with a buxom, White NFL cheerleader. That’s a good enough reason when you live in a hellhole like Guatemala.

  • John R

    Really? Free services don’t draw illegals crossing the border? Maybe. But I know one thing: The fact that we provide for these children removes one more impediment to allowing them to cross. If we just forced them back into the desert to die, I’ll bet their would be fewer crossing the next time. And what does draw them, imo: All of this talk of AMNESTY for the illegals! Get across, and, eventually, you will receive a “path to citizenship” and then you can bring over your whole family. (And the Republicans are still trying to figure out why their majority leader lost his re-election bid? Talk about CLUELESS!)