Thousands of illegal immigrants are streaming across America's southern border, but on Wednesday the chief of the Department of Homeland Security will be attending an educational event with schoolchildren in Washington, D.C.
In an email to reporters with the subject line reading, "SECRETARY JOHNSON TO PARTICIPATE IN A LET’S READ! LET’S MOVE! EVENT," the department announced that Jeh Johnson will be attending an event Wednesday morning at the library of Congress, along with other government officials, a chef, and a retired NFL player. Here's an excerpt from the email:
On July 30, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will participate in a Let’s Read! Let’s Move! event with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak, Deputy Librarian of Congress Robert Dizard, Jr., National Football League Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon and Chef Pati Jinich of PBS’s “Pati’s Mexican Table.” At the Library of Congress, Secretary Johnson will read to pre-kindergarten through third grade students from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Tens of thousands of immigrants from Central American countries have illegally crossed the Mexican border into the United States in recent weeks. Many of them have been unaccompanied children.