Don’t you just love it when we are treated like idiots? This story caught my eye only because last week this fellow DHS Johnson was on Fox News, and Bret Bair asked him what had become of the four suspected terrorists that were caught on our Southern border. His answer was “I don’t know.” Then during a break when the interview began again, someone had slipped him a note saying they were in detention. I was determined to see where this story was going to go. No doubt Eric Holder has lawyered them up. Note the operative word. “Will” be deported. Will? Doubt it. And even if they are, they will be coming back full-bore. Apparently we just don’t appreciate the DHS enough. Here we go:
Our southern border is much more secure than the American people think it is, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a gathering in Washington on Thursday.
“Not enough has been said publicly by our government in a clear, concise way, about our border security efforts on behalf of the American people. And in the absence of facts, the American public is susceptible to claims that we have an open, porous border, through which unaccompanied minors and members of terrorist organizations such as ISIL may pass.”
“In September, the public heard a claim that four individuals with suspected ties to terrorism in the Middle East had attempted to cross our southern border. Far fewer know that, in fact, these four individuals were arrested, their supposed link to terrorism was thoroughly investigated and checked, and, in the end, amounted to a claim by the individuals themselves that they were members of the Kurdish Workers Party, an organization actually fighting against ISIL and defended Kurdish territory in Iraq.
Johnson said the four people will be deported. (Get out the old laugh-o-meter)
If the numbers are dwindling, why is the government opening new detention facilities? a reporter asked.
“Well, as I said in my prepared remarks, a lot of migration is seasonal,” Johnson said. “And so, we’ve got to, in my view, guard against the same thing happening again. And so, we want to build additional capability that can be converted from one type of use to another on pretty short notice.
More over at CNS