(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Department of Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson expressed optimism Sunday that the influx of illegal immigration from Central America could be slowed, but repeatedly dodged questions about how the Obama administration would resolve the status of the immigrants who have already arrived.
"I believe we're going to stem this tide," Johnson stated in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." "We're doing a number of things to do that right now," he said, citing the reduced time to deportation for adults and families apprehended crossing the border illegally.
Johnson also warned that "there are no free passes once you get here" for those entering the U.S. without authorization. "Our message to those who come here illegally: Our border is not open to illegal migration," he added.
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