John Kelly to Illegals: Don’t Come Here Because We’ll Send You Back
KELLY: "I don’t think there’s an awful lot that gets solved very well in Washington, D.C. But if you come out here, as I do, as I say, to kick the tires and maybe take a look behind the dumpsters and talk to the people that are actually doing the work on the border, they will tell you, that is to say, the Customs and Border Protection people, the ICE people, local law enforcement, they will tell you a wall of some type is essential to the work that they do, that combined with policies inside the United States that no longer make it absolute that if you get here illegally, you will be able to stay. My appeal to the folks in Mexico, Central America, other places like that is, don’t waste your money and come here, because we’re going to pick you up and we’re going to send you back home. On top of that, this network that they travel on is terribly, terribly dangerous and abusive. To me, this is a human rights issue, to keep people in their homes, in their communities in Central America and other parts of the world."