Breitbart’s John Sexton has found more evidence that the Obama administration acknowledges a connection between the flood of unaccompanied alien children at the U.S.-Mexico border and President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Sexton’s evidence comes in the form of an op-ed written in late June by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and published in Central American media in Spanish.
The op-ed read, in part:
The long journey is not only dangerous; there are no “permisos,” “permits,” or free passes at the end.
The U.S. Government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also called “DACA,” does not apply to a child who crosses the U.S. border illegally today, tomorrow or yesterday. To be eligible for DACA, a child must have been in the United States prior to June 15, 2007 – seven years ago.
Also, the immigration reform legislation now before Congress provides for an earned path to citizenship, but only for certain people who came into this country on or before December 31, 2011 – two and one half years ago. So, let me be clear: There is no path to deferred action or citizenship, or one being contemplated by Congress, for a child who crosses our border illegally today.
Seems that word of DACA then, if not its limitations, reached as far as Central America, and clarification was needed.
Read the whole piece at Breitbart.com.