Skip to comments.Senator Jeff Sessions: On Immigration, Itís Time to Defend Americans
Posted on 07/04/2014 11:01:46 AM PDT by lilyramone
The chaos unfolding at the border demonstrates the catastrophic, real-world consequences of the presidents lawless conduct. For the last five years, with average household incomes falling and Americans being pushed out of the workforce, the president has been engaged in a sustained campaign to strip away Americans immigration protections. He has accomplished his aims: Interior removals have been cut by more than 40 percent. President Obamas own former ICE director reported to the Los Angeles Times that if you are a run-of-the-mill immigrant here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero.
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“the presidents lawless conduct”?
Shhhh, ya know nothing will be done to confront obammy’s lawlessness, cause he’s a negro.
I’ll second all this. We need real immigration reform..not amnesty. Instead we are getting even more illegals to feed off our welfare system and scam our taxes.
Obama wants a borderless America.
Why do we need real reform? That’s all I ever hear and in ALL the stories not one mentions what the current path to citizenship entails. I find that very telling.
And few if any stories on the subject ever talk about how we don’t enforce the laws currently on the books.
It’s currently illegal to sneak into this country as so many illegals do.
It’s currently illegal to overstay a tourist visa, or other type of visa, which is also a key way which illegals use to gain entry.
It’s currently illegal to work in this country without having legal status to be here.
It’s currently illegal to use fraudulent documents to get a job in this country.
It’s currently illegal for employers to hire those who are not in this country legally.
It’s currently illegal to use illegal documents or fraud to get legitimate documents such as a driver’s license.
The above types of criminal activity are simply not being prosecuted in this country. The penalty of deportation is just being used as punishment when we catch people doing things such as the above.
I would love to see us enforce the laws already on the books, and then, seeing the impact, see what remaining problems we have with illegals which would need to be dealt with.
It’s not intellectually honest for liberals and open border types to say “we need to fix our broken immigration system”, when we have a legal system of immmigration in place, and when illegal immigration is, by definition, against the law.
I meant to say, the penalty of deportation is NOT being used in the above statements. We don’t deport people as a general rule.
Enforce the laws already on the books...there’s a novel idea. Instead, we have an administration that is proactively suing the state of Arizona for enforcing the law they refuse to.....You just can’t make this up.
“Obama wants a borderless America.”
That’s the means to the end. A borderless America is only useful to the extent that it allows lots of non-Americans into the country to dilute the population of people who remember what America is truly about.
“On this July Fourth, it is time to focus squarely on the needs of the American people who have given their blood and sweat to deliver us this magnificent Republic.
Stop promoting amnesty. Instead, send a clear message to the world: If you attempt to come here unlawfully, you will be sent home. And send a message to our neighbors in Latin America: If you do not accept repatriation of your citizens who entered unlawfully, you will not be provided any more legal-immigrant visas.
Protect the workplace. Protect the jobs and wages of lawful residents. This can be done by expanding, as previously planned, the effective and easy-to-use workplace verification tool known as E-Verify, used to confirm a job applicants legal status. Senate Democrats have blocked this measure.
Remove the tax-credit magnet. According to the IRS inspector general, in 2010 the U.S. improperly paid out $4.2 billion in taxpayer money to illegal immigrants in the form of the additional child tax credits often to support children who are not even living in the United States. We can end this practice by simply requiring a valid Social Security number, as the IRS inspector general has recommended. Senate Democrats have blocked this measure, too.
Help our unemployed get back to work. With a record 58 million working-age Americans not working, we need to get our people off unemployment, off welfare, and into good-paying jobs that can support a family. Doubling the already large and continuing flow of legal immigration, as the Senate bill proposed, clearly works against this goal.
Create the conditions for rising wages. It is the job of lawmakers to represent all citizens, not just the denizens of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, and certainly not the narrow financial interests of international corporations with facilities spread across the globe. As long as we provide employers with an ever-increasing supply of low-wage workers from abroad, American wages are not going to rise. If a job is tough, or difficult, or in high demand, why shouldnt wages go up?
Challenge the presidents lawlessness. The president made clear with his Monday announcement on executive actions that he plans to go even further in not enforcing Americas immigration laws. Congress simply has no choice but to use its substantial constitutional powers to confront the presidents lawlessness. And if the Senate Democratic majority continues to empower this illegality, then they should be exposed publicly and held to account for doing so. To violate even further his constitutional requirement to enforce the law regardless of what other measures are taken will ensure that the border crisis continues.”
The obummer doesn't want American...period...
ie, impeach the constitution-loathing lawless bastard!!
AMEN to that!
Thank You, Sen. Jeff Sessions ...
And, iirc, there’s a law already on the books to build the fence.
If the federla government won;t enforce the laws then the state governors lneed to stand up and enforce them, if obama or the fed doesn’t like it, tough, he’s not doing his job and someone else needs to do it.
Impeach, remove and perp walk the son of a Marxist!
"What a great 4th of July.
The radioactive material stolen in Mexico will soon join the Swine fever, tuberculosis, Ebola, measles, scabies, chicken pox and strep
that our mules are carrying to every one
of the 57 doomed American states."
So why not begin by thinking small and about a program that vigorously goes after illegals one state at a time: Why not begin by deporting illegals from Texas? And then move on to Arizona and California?
Surely there are not 11 million illegals in Texas. I hope not?
Once we reduce the illegals in Texas, then we could move on to North Carolina and then to Georgia.
I'm not joking. Let's take it one state at a time.
Once the pressure is put on the illegals in Texas, they will probably rush to another state, but at least those illegals thinking of entering the country through Texas and staying there will be discouraged to do so.
Yes, let's think small by first vigorously going after illegals in Texas and California.
I'm not joking. Let's take it one state at a time.
That's one way to do it.
Recognize also that if illegals are denied access to public welfare and to jobs -- via E-Verify -- they will self-deport. Where existing employment laws have been enforced, illegals have self-deported -- back to Mexico or to other states -- in large numbers.
Secure the border, enforce existing employment law, deny access to public welfare and start aggressive deportation action state-by-state and, Voila!, problem solved in a matter of a few years.
It won't be 100% effective, of course, but in a few years we can look at the remnant left and make a determination as to how to address it.
Illegals are a cash cow in my neck of the woods for local governments. Each week you look at the local paper and see illegals stopped for a minor traffic violation and are then found to have no license, no insurance, and most likely no title to the car they are driving. Then you see the fines usually 1k and up.
Local cops bringing in the cash just look for short people driving ratty old cars. They ignore the drug dealers driving MB’s and Hummers. Free enterprise at work, at least a kind of bastardized version.
Deja vu all over again. Sessions was about the only outspoken senator when Bush was pushing for comprehensive immigration reform in April 2006 or thereabout.
>>Obama wants a borderless America.<<
It’s not just Obozo. There truly is an enemy within.
The communist have been working to transform America for decades. Finally their plan is coming to fruition.
Take a look at the 45 declared goals of the communist takeover of the U.S.
Fraud, perjury, forgery, conspiracy would put any American in prison. Why is it that illegal aliens get away with these? Illegals routinely lie on government applications, there is literally no way to function in our society undocumented without breaking the law multiple times.
FBI stats are skewed so that Americans are kept in the dark about the true crime rate caused by illegals. Insurance rates for automobiles are higher because illegals typically hit and run, drive w/o insurance.
Federal, state and local taxes are higher for Americans to help cover those here illegally. Here in Harris co. Texas, the hospital district wrote off 385 million in one year for the expense of those who visit the ER and skip on the bill.
Don't believe it? Visit an inner city hospital in the dead of night on Houston's east, south side. Packed full of illegals.
Portions of Houston are unrecognizable as America. Airline drive looks like some border town in Messy-co. It's ridiculous. I've often thought of putting together a pictorial montage of some of those fine neighborhoods in Houston....Talk about politically incorrect. lol
How come the law only protects those who break it?
He should be down on the border now helping out
It would help motivate and inspire if a senator were standing with the crowds
Was that Harry Reid we saw waving them through the checkpoint?
In fact, no nation can survive and be a nation / country for long, without enforcing borders. What is "broken" now is not an immigration "system" but rather the enforcement of border security and control and strong enforcement of the existing immigration laws and policies.
The calls for "comprehensive immigration reform" which will do nothing to remedy the situation, except more broken promises and more money for the inaction of the broken and corrupt government agencies and departments which are supposed to administer these laws are nothing but a smoke screen for the deliberate lack of enforcement of existing laws, designed to create a "crisis" so that any "comprehensive reform" looks like a solution, when in reality actually contributing to the real crises that will inevitably follow.
"Comprehensive Immigration Reform," if any, should only ever reinforce that "no citizenship or voting rights for anyone who ever entered the country illegally; no federal, state, county or 'sanctuary' municipality financial or educational assistance, and no birthright citizenship for children of persons who are in the country illegally.".
Now, that should be "comprensible" enough?
I think that is very likely the real (though publicly unspoken) reason for many in the productive / investing-in-America class pressing Republican leadership for amnesty - they don't like to be selectively raided by ICE/INS any more than they like to be selectively audited by IRS or selectively subjected to the nuisance or harassment lawsuits.
Doesn't mean they should be accommodated by the amnesty, but that is the real impetus behind the push than having "cheap workforce" because after "undocumented worker" becomes legal and "documented" he stops being really "cheap."
At least my senator speaks out once in a while!
“Deja vu all over again. Sessions was about the only outspoken senator when Bush was pushing for comprehensive immigration reform in April 2006 or thereabout.”
Yes, he was great. The House had many but Sessions stood alone.
I havent seen any indication that hes managed to declare Martial Law just yet....but I don’t believe we have much time to see to it that he doesnt get that chance.
....”Obama wants a borderless America”.....
There’s far more than just Obama wanting this or our Congress would be doing something constructive otherwise...and the laws already on the books would be enforced.
The result was they were constantly having to “pay” attorneys to fight these in mass.....it drove them back to Philadelphia and out of the small city.
Barack Obama is completely out of control. The Congress is going to have to remove him at some point soon or this country is going to explode.
Time for action, not just talk
It gets me nuts when I hear politically correct FReepers saying: “I’m all for LEGAL immigration”. Stroke of a pen, legal immigration.
>> nothing will be done ... cause hes a negro.
In reality, it’s not because he’s part Negro. It’s fear of the Leftism that has politicized objective criticism
Apparently you missed the part where I said the drug dealers were buying up the town and the people being busted were driving ratty old cars and were short people. These are the working Mexicans and the drug dealers are allowed to go about their business.
Couple of weeks ago I asked a county mountie if they would stop by at our place of business because drug deals were going down in public. He said it is the city cops that are responsible and they will do nothing. He also told me that a business across the street was going thru the same thing and the city cops were doing nothing. From the mayor down the city officials are bought and paid for. That is what drug money does it buys immunity for the crooks and corrupts law enforcement from top to bottom.
If what was done here as in your city we would end the drug problem but it seems the drug money is just too important to the officials. This is what you get when looking after number one becomes the overriding objective.
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