“To a select few in the media, Congress, and the advocacy community I have a message for you: this Department will no longer stand by and watch you attack law enforcement for enforcing the laws passed by Congress. We will not apologize or back down for doing the job the American people expect us to do,” DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the National Sheriff’s Association conference in New Orleans today.
Nielsen said “there’s more that needs to be done beyond a wall system.”
“We must continue to enforce the laws, as passed by Congress, and to close dangerous legal loopholes that serve as pull factors to those seeking to illegally enter the country,” she said. “We need to be clear: Illegal actions have serious consequences. No more free passes. No more get out of jail free. No more lawlessness.”