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Sessions: House Border Bill Surrenders To Lawless Obama

From National Review:

Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is a ‘Surrender To a Lawless President’

By Joel Gehrke | July 29, 2014

[Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) has issued the following statement:]

The Obama Administration has openly declared its plan to implement a unilateral executive amnesty for 5–6 million more illegal immigrants. This unlawful amnesty—urged on by congressional Democrats—would include work permits, taking jobs directly from millions of struggling American citizens.

Any action Congress might consider to address the current border crisis would be futile should the President go forward with these lawless actions. Congress must speak out and fight against them. It must use its spending power to stop the President’s executive amnesty.

That the House leaders’ border package includes no language on executive actions is surrender to a lawless President. And it is a submission to the subordination of congressional power…

How can it be that our President is brazenly advertising that he will nullify and strip away American workers’ immigration protections, and their own elected leaders will not rise to their defense? Or to the defense of our laws and our Constitutional order?

There are other grave concerns with the Granger package as well: because it does not fix our asylum rules and loopholes, the end result of the additional judges and hearings will be more illegal immigrants gaining asylum and access to U.S. welfare. It is a plan for expedited asylum, not expedited removal.

Nor will this package make our rogue President actively enforce anything, coming nowhere close to the kinds of reasonable enforcement activities needed to restore the interior application of our immigration laws.

And finally, a package that is silent on blocking amnesty creates an opportunity for Senate Democrats to add elements of their party’s open borders and mass immigration agenda. This legislation is unworthy of support.

In other words, Senator Session wants the House to use its power of the purse to stop Obama. Which is the only way they can stop him. But the trouble is, Mr. Boehner and the rest of the GOP leadership don’t seem to want to stop Obama. They seem perfectly happy to see amnesty go through via executive order.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Sessions: House Border Bill Surrenders To Lawless Obama”

  1. ” They seem perfectly happy to see amnesty go through via executive order.”

    Yep! I’ve seen worms with more spine.The Chamber of Commerce must be jumping for joy.


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