I have stated here many times, that when I was an activist against Amnesty, while a Chicagoan, Jeff Sessions was the only one who bothered to communicate with me. And he was not even my senator. You know who my Senators were. Clinton and obama. So when Jeff became my Senator it filled me with pride that I could vote for a man of character and leave the other two destructive ones behind.
USCIS Official: We Process 7M Immigration Applications Each Year In Addition To Obama’s New Amnesty
The title of this post was from a statement by Jeff on Feb. 17th:
“The court’s ruling is yet further affirmation that the President’s action—as the President himself admitted many times—is illegal. President Obama has suspended some 500 pages of existing immigration law passed by the representatives of the American people, and replaced it with the very measures those representatives have repeatedly rejected. The President’s action violates our laws, our Constitution, and the centuries of legal heritage that yielded our Republic.
Sessions slams GOP leadership for caving to Obama and ‘open-borders billionaires’ on executive amnesty…
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, issued a statement Tuesday condemning the GOP Senate leadership’s retreat in the effort to defund President Obama’s executive actions on illegal immigration.
“Essential to any sovereign nation is the enforcement of its borders, the application of uniform rules for entry and exit, and the delivery of consequences for individuals who violate our laws,” Sen. Sessions said in his statement. “President Obama has nullified those laws, rules, and borders, and replaced those consequences with rewards.”
Senator Sessions, along with several other Republicans who stood firm against the President’s actions, insist the move sets a precedent of executive power trumping Constitutional responsibilities specifically given to Congress. Some members of Congress are confident the court system will ultimately find the President’s actions unconstitutional, but the White House has signaled it will make a case for their legality, all the way to the Supreme Court.
“[We cannot] allow the President to dismantle the constitutional powers of Congress,” Sen. Sessions said, “ceding our status as a coequal branch, on the hope the Judiciary intervenes to restore some fraction of that lost authority. When it comes to defending our sovereignty there is no ‘moving on.’ Now is not the time for recrimination; now is the time for renewed determination.”
“The will of the American people cannot be forever denied,” said Sessions. “Republicans will have to come to realize that it falls on their shoulders to give voice to the just demands of the American people for a lawful system of immigration that serves their interests, defends their jobs, protects their security.”
While the left calls Jeff ‘radical’, if that means he sticks to his guns and does not relent, well, okay. Last week conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh hailed the Senator for being one of the only Republicans not “scared to death” to speak out, even in the face of media scrutiny.
Feb 23 2015
“Once again, Senate Democrats have filibustered legislation to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security. They have done so for the sole purpose of protecting an unconstitutional action that many of these same lawmakers previously said they oppose. They continue to form a defensive wall around the President’s order instead of acting to defend the interests of their own constituents.
Feb 26 2015
“I cannot vote for any legislation that funds this illegal amnesty. There must be a line in the sand, a moment where people say: this is where it stops. That is why I will oppose this legislation if the amnesty restrictions are removed, and urge my colleagues to do the same… The American people have asked of Congress, begged Congress, and pleaded with Congress for years for our laws to be enforced… Each time, the special interests, the open-borders billionaires, the global elites, get their way.
Sessions Discusses Need To Block Funds For President’s Unconstitutional Amnesty