DHS Secretary Kelly Responds to Dem's Pleas to Stop Family's Deportation

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: May 05, 2017 3:15 PM
DHS Secretary Kelly Responds to Dem's Pleas to Stop Family's Deportation

In a series of tweets, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) urged the Trump administration this week to stop the deportation of a 25-year-old mother and her 5-year-old son to Honduras. He took an emotional angle, sharing how he saw a photo of the child, who wrote that he had “nowhere to go.” Casey also suggested that both the mother and her child's life are in serious danger.

DHS Secretary John Kelly has no intention of heeding Casey’s pleas, noting that the young mother had exhausted her means of relief, according to the Washington Free Beacon. If he is so concerned about justice, Kelly told an audience in Washington, D.C. Thursday that Casey should spend less time tweeting and more time acting.

“I say it over and over again: If the laws are not good laws, then change them,” Kelly told the audience following a speech about security and economic growth in Central America. “Don't call me, or Twitter or tweet, or go to the press with outrageous stories about how we do business or why we’re deporting somebody.”

Kelly also insisted he tried to reach out to Casey to discuss the case, to no avail. Casey's office had a different take on the missed communication, insisting that they gave Kelly plenty of opportunities to reach out to them.