Despite what a good deal of evidence would lead most people to believe, not everyone that served under Obama was a model of ineptitude.
There were a good number of people that tied to do their jobs the right way, but were unfortunately handcuffed in effect by his policies.
Now, if you look at the situation of illegal immigration there are so many people that know what the correct answer is and some of them were Obama appointees that wanted to try and do the right thing despite the man that hired them.
Former Obama administration Department of Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson argued that with approximately the population of the city of Orlando being apprehended at the southern border every two months, the U.S. is definitely dealing with a “crisis.”
“We had 100,000 apprehensions in the month of March and another 100,000 in the month of April. That’s the highest it’s been in 12 years,” Johnson told Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Wednesday.
“Think of it this way: that is the equivalent of the population of the city of Orlando, Florida, showing up on our southern border in the course of two months,” he added.
Johnson also affirmed the importance of a border wall at strategic locations to help address the crisis.
“We should not view a wall or a fence as a black and white issue,” he said. “Are there are places on the southern border where some form of barrier could be fortified or an existing barrier replaced or something of that nature? Yeah.”
President Obama’s former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on the illegal aliens flooding the U.S.: Equivalent to the population of Orlando showed up on the border in just 2 monthspic.twitter.com/6KxN7Y8Zk1
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 15, 2019
Additionally, Johnson expressed confidence that President Donald Trump’s recently named acting DHS chief Kevin McAleenan — who worked as deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection during the Obama administration — has a “smart border security plan” ready to be implemented.
Johnson told Cavuto part of the current crisis has been created by the Flores court decision.
Under the 1997 Flores v. Reno settlement, federal authorities may only detain unaccompanied migrant children for 20 days, then they must be released to parents, adult relatives or sanctioned programs.
In 2015, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee, an Obama appointee, ruled that the Flores requirements apply to both unaccompanied minors and children apprehended with their parents. This update makes deporting families with children seeking asylum virtually impossible.