(IJ Review) Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), is not known to sugarcoat his opinions, and he’s not starting now.
The President is assuming for himself the sole and absolute power to decide who can enter, work, live, and claim benefits in the United States. He has exempted virtually every group in the world from America’s immigration laws: people who enter before a certain age, people related to people who enter before a certain age, adults traveling with minors, minors traveling with adults, illegal immigrants who are not convicted of serious crimes, illegal immigrants who are convicted of serious crimes but not enough serious crimes, many illegal immigrants who are convicted of extremely serious crimes, almost anyone who shows up the border and demands asylum, the millions who overstay their visas. On and on it goes.
When exception upon exception is added to the law, at some point the law becomes meaningless.
Obama had planned to issue executive orders on immigration back in the summer, but when the plans proved unpopular with voters he scuttled them and instead said he would act before the end of the year.
“The President is systemically stripping away the immigration protections to which every single American worker and their family is entitled. He doesn’t care how this impacts Americans’ jobs, wages, schools, tax bills, hospitals, police departments, or communities.
“The world has turned upside down. Instead of serving the interests of the American people, the policies of President Obama and every Senate Democrat serve the needs of special interests and global CEOs who fail to understand the duty a nation owes to its own people. But the citizens of this country still hold the power, and through their voice, they can turn the country right-side again.”
The last paragraph is especially ironic since Obama and his party claim to champion the working man instead of corporate interests. Yet, this temporary amnesty will foreseeably hurt the working man and benefit corporations.