Kelly says critical lawmakers should changes laws or shut up

by Frankie Norman April 19, 2017, 1:37
Kelly says critical lawmakers should changes laws or shut up

'Secretary Kelly doesn't [deport people], ICE doesn't, it's the United States criminal justice system, a justice system, that deports people'. Kelly's harsh remarks were made at George Washington University, where Kelly expressed frustration that "if lawmakers do not like the laws that we enforce, that we are charged to enforce, that we are sworn to enforce, then they should have the courage and the skill to change those laws".

On that issue, he could hardly be more removed from Sessions, who has balked at the idea that marijuana could be used as a painkiller or treatment for opioid addiction. "Just start the process of getting after this drug demand". Methamphetamine. Almost all produced in Mexico. Kelly said that in 2015 those three drugs, plus opiates, were responsible for the deaths of 52,000 people in the United States and cost the country $250 billion.

Kelly promised to continue using drug possession and distribution, including marijuana, to build the case for deporting illegal aliens. But you talked about the difficulty - you were trying to find partners at the time in Central America to help you with this, and the USA drug consumption, the US drug consumer, you thought as part of the problem in all of this.

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly called marijuana a "gateway drug" on Tuesday, a clear signal that the DHS's stance on marijuana reflects that of the Jeff Sessions-led Justice Department, and the Trump administration. "And cocaine that comes up from further south".

Kelly told Todd that arresting drug users won't resolve the problem, rather, he said the steps for alleviating the drug crisis should be to first reduce drug demand in the US, then rehabilitation, law enforcement, and then targeting the origins of the drugs. "The solution is a comprehensive drug demand reduction program in the United States that involves every man and woman of good will". I think not. All three of my dad's raids were for marijuana.

Kelly said the public and public officials should err on the side of assuming that the agency's employees are acting within the law.

Sessions later told reporters he believed "medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much", as The Post reported.

When asked to elaborate, he said that "the laws on the books are pretty straightforward - if you're here illegally you should leave" and that 'the law is the law'. The two positions are not entirely exclusive to each other, but they do clearly appear to delineate very different approaches by two departments that will need to work hand in glove in dealing with the situation.


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