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SESSIONS: HOUSE LEADERS’ BORDER PACKAGE ‘SURRENDER TO A LAWLESS PRESIDENT’

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions said today that the Obama Administration's proposed "Executive Order" amnesty for "5-6 million more illegal immigrants is unlawful and that:

"...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..."



In a communique to the press the Senator said in reference to what is known as "the Granger Package," organized and introduced by Texas Representative Kay Granger:

"...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.

Sessions said that after years of falling wages and rising joblessness, American workers are pleading for someone to hear them.  "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?" Sessions asked.

 Sessions said "...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..."

The "Granger Package"  purports to "...address the national security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border..."

The Congresswoman issued a statement today that said:  "...This is a crisis that deserves decisive leadership from President Obama, but his Administration has failed to lead, so the House will take action this week to resolve the urgent situation at the southern border. It would be irresponsible to allow this crisis to continue unabated for another month without immediate action to secure the border and deter more unaccompanied minors from making the journey and crossing the border illegally.

“The working group recommendations that have been included are the options I believe represent the most urgent actions that need to be taken to curb the flow of unaccompanied minors, along with women with children, from making the perilous journey to the U.S. border. Additionally, this plan provides the tools necessary to process and humanely return unaccompanied children and family units home as quickly as possible as well as to secure our southern border..."

The statement lists the salient points of the measure: 
Policy Recommendations Included in the House Border Crisis Supplemental Package 
•    Amend the Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act of 2008 to require that all unaccompanied minors are treated the same as unaccompanied minors from Canada and Mexico for the purpose of removals. Additionally, this would require unaccompanied children who do not wish to be voluntarily returned to their home country to remain in Health and Human Services custody while they await an expedited immigration court hearing that must occur not more than 7 days after they are screened by child welfare officials. Priority removal will be given to the children who have most recently arrived in the United States.
•    Deploy additional temporary judges to expedite the hearing of asylum and credible fear claims.
•    Change the Immigration and Nationality act to strengthen the law prohibiting criminals with serious drug related convictions from applying for asylum.
•    Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) from denying or restricting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) activities on federal land under their respective jurisdictions within 100 miles of the US-Mexico border.
•    Deploy the National Guard to the Southern border to assist Border Patrol. 


Today's statement from session follows yesterdays address by the Senator in Congress, where he said:

"...The president is preparing to assume for himself the absolute power to set immigration law in America.  'Well, I'll just enforce what I wish to enforce.'  The absolute power to determine who may enter and who may work, no matter what the law says, by the millions.  Our response now is of great import.  It will define the scope of executive and congressional powers for years to come..."

In his address broadcast by C-Span, Sessions issued a warning:

"...Let me state a warning... The American people are being roused to action -- and once activated, their power will be felt.  They will not be mocked.  They have begged and pleaded for our nation's immigration laws to be enforced for 30 or 40 years.  The politicians have refused, refused, refused...There's one thing the powers in Washington fear; that is being voted out of office.  Before a member of Congress acquiesces to any action of this kind, they should consider their responsibility to their constituency...Mr. President, you work for the American people, they don't work for you, and they will not accept nullification of their law passed by their elected representatives...I'm calling on all members of Congress today to stand up to these lawless actions and sponsor legislation that will block them... I'm calling on every person in this body and in this house and in the House of Representatives to stand and be counted at this perilous hour..."  (See the full video HERE)

In today's statement, Sessions addresses the Granger Package and concludes with:

"...And finally, a package that is silent on blocking executive 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.”

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Comment by phylmike34 on August 4, 2014 at 12:12pm

try telling that to congress,all of a sudden it is like they are all above the law,what in the hell has happened!

Comment by Suede on August 4, 2014 at 3:08am
Bringing in diseased illegals violates the 1989 BWATA (Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act). Punishable by death. Do they not know their own laws?
BTW, A sight I would love to see----
Reid and Pelosi skipping off hand in hand into the sunset never to step back into their places in congress.
Comment by Eileen G. Jones on August 3, 2014 at 11:53pm

I think Reid is slightly senile and behind on the times...time for him to go....WE NEED TERM LIMITS TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS LIKE DIRTY HARRY !!!!

Comment by Gloria Wilson on August 3, 2014 at 8:46pm
Senator Session is our Senator and we are so proud of him, he has tried and tried to do what is right in the Senate, but that idiot reid keeps blocking things. Maybe just maybe the American people will wake up and vote all the dems out that continue to 'run' with the adm.
Comment by phylmike34 on August 3, 2014 at 12:27pm

he has signed a lot of stuff that shows what his intentions are but the sheep sleep on.

Comment by Suede on August 3, 2014 at 12:55am
Did you know he signed an executive order to hold us prisoner if we have "respiratory problems".
Guess that's why he let ebola Dr. come to the US.
Comment by mary recklein on August 3, 2014 at 12:46am

O has no intention of leaving.  The elections if held will be voided.  The imperial presidency has already begun.  socialists are running this country.  he will finally admit to being Muslin and born elsewhere once he feels secure in his new kingdom.  he was so proud to admit we, as a nation, are broke.  He did it. He fundamentally changed this country into a 3rd world joke.

Comment by William F. Reade, Jr. on July 31, 2014 at 12:39pm

Law. He is using terms outside of their legally accepted meaning.

          For example; Refugees: Individuals who leave their native country for social, political, or religious reasons, or who are forced to leave as a result of any type of disaster, including war, political upheaval, and famine.

          Often refugees are unwilling to return to their country of citizenship because they fear political, social, or cultural persecution. The refugees turn to other countries for protection and support. A related problem is statelessness, which occurs when one's country of citizenship has been absorbed by another nation through war or political change. The United States has promulgated policies to aid refugees and stateless persons both internationally, through various international organizations and treaties, and domestically, through national immigration policies.

          None of the above problems exist in in their countries and applies to these unlawful border crossers they are runaway children. Thousands of children run away from home each year in the U.S. A, a child is considered a runaway if he is a minor that has left the care of his parents or guardians and is not considered capable of taking care of himself. Child runaway laws in the U.S. vary from state to state. Running away from home is considered a crime in some states but not in others.

Federal laws

  • Federal law (42 U.S.C. § 5772) defines a "missing child" as "any individual less than 18 years of age whose whereabouts are unknown to such individual's legal custodian."
  • Regardless of the reason why a child goes missing, federal law requires law enforcement agencies to respond in a specific way. Federal law prohibits law enforcement agencies from establishing or maintaining a waiting period before accepting a missing child report (42 U.S.C. § 5780). Federal law also requires law enforcement agencies to enter the missing child's information into the FBI's National Crime Information Center database and state law enforcement system database within two hours of receiving a missing child report (42 U.S.C. § 5780).

          To all our Elected and appointed Officials the authority to grant AMNESTY is absent from our Constitution, and from the powers granted by the people to the President and Congress when assembled.

          The United States Constitution (Article 2, Section 2) gives the President the power “to grant reprieves and pardons for offences against the United States, but clearly not the power to grant amnesty.

          Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution sets forth the authoritative scope of Congress. Those Enumerated Powers of the Congress include: --- The Constitution does not authorize Congress to forgive anyone of anything.

          The attempts at immigration reform that are being proposed and advanced by the President and Congress are, at minimum, Unconstitutional, and probably criminal. They are predicated on political pandering, and pressure from groups with something to gain, legally or not, and ignorance of all laws, Constitutional, National, and International.

Convention on Certain Questions relating to the Conflict of Nationality Laws

(The Hague, 12 April 1930)

 

          These children are citizens, nationals, and residents, of another nation and are protected by the Treaties we have with those Nations and International Law: By international Law they must be turned over to the consulate of their nationality and citizenship to be reunited with their families, as it is their responsibility to care for their citizens. NOT OUR”S. 

          The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, or Hague Abduction Convention: The Convention was concluded 25 October 1980 and entered into force between the signatories on 1 December 1983. The primary intention of the Convention is to preserve whatever status quo child custody arrangement existed immediately before an alleged wrongful removal or retention thereby deterring a parent from crossing international boundaries in search of a more sympathetic court. The Convention applies only to children under the age of 16.

          Art. II, Sec. 2, cl.1:  Grants the President power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for offenses against the United States, ….
          The powers of the President are “carefully limited” and precisely defined by our Constitution.  In Federalist Paper No. 71 (last para), Alexander Hamilton asks…what would be … feared from an elective magistrate of four years’ duration, with the confined authorities of a President of the United States?

          The answer to Hamilton’s question is this: There would be nothing to fear if Presidents obeyed the Constitution. But they don’t obey it because the idiots in Congress don’t make them obey it!

Sincerely

 

Comment by Debrajoe Smith-Beatty on July 31, 2014 at 9:43am

The America people will either do nothing and be slaves or will do something and save themselves.

Comment by rock thomson on July 31, 2014 at 7:51am

When will the citizens of America realize that Obama and his backers are the greater threat to Americans and to our country?   Even worse than Al Queda and ISIS.   Are we that blind or just that ignorant???



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