Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Policy & Issues

Imminent changes to immigration law enforcement: DHS

See also

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced today the Obama administration will very soon reveal amendments on the immigration laws’ enforcement, and also potential changes to deportation policies.

Johnson told ABC News the enforcement of immigration laws “needs to comport with American values ... one of those American values is respect for the sanctity of the family unit.”

A month ago, President Obama instructed Johnson to review practices within immigration law enforcement, to ensure “we are carrying out these policies in the most humane way possible.”

Johnson said he is still in the middle of an extensive review and that has been talking to activists, members of Congress, and his own staff, but expects to have results “pretty soon.”

“I’ve consulted ICE leadership on what our priorities should be, how we could realign them, potentially,” Johnson added. “I am looking for ways to more effectively enforce and administer our immigration laws. I believe there is room for improvement, and hopefully we’ll get to a better place.”

Advertisement

News

  • Israel, Hamas clash in Gaza
    At least 550 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza in the third week of the war
    Video
    Video
  • Pro-Russia guards
    President Obama criticizes pro-Russian rebels for blocking off the MH17 crash site
    World News
  • National Guard at Texas border
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border
    US News
  • Unlikely Putin defender
    The unlikeliest US politician comes to the defense of Russia's president, Vladimir Putin
    Politics
  • iPhone 6 coming soon
    Apple is gearing up for the iPhone 6, orders tens of millions of units
    Tech
  • Gynecologist settlement
    Johns Hopkins agrees to $190M settlement for patients recorded by gynecologist
    Strange News