In response to President Obama’s announcement that he’ll wait until after the election for executive amnesty, Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) ramped up the pressure yet again on Democrats in the U.S. Senate.
Sessions says that Senate Democrats must demand a vote on the House-passed bill that blocks President Obama’s planned executive amnesty, or they are complicit in the wave of illegal immigration and the loss of American jobs Obama’s action would undoubtedly cause. Sessions said:
President Obama has openly reaffirmed his unconstitutional plan to nullify our nation’s sovereign laws, issuing executive amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. In so doing, he will wipe away American workers’ lawful immigration protections. Illegal workers will be instantly allowed to take precious jobs directly from struggling Americans in every occupation in America. Countless more unlawful workers will pour across the border and overstay their visas. These executive actions will incentivise a tsunami of illegality.
Sessions called on the American people to rise up yet again, as they did during the weeks leading up to the August recess, and demand their lawmakers–Republicans, but more importantly Senate Democrats-force Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote on the House-passed border crisis bill that would block the president from continuing or expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty to include millions more illegal aliens. Because no Democrat has yet stood up to the president and Reid to demand a vote, Sessions says they are all willing accomplices in the president’s planned executive amnesty–and the American people must reject them at the polls in November. Sessions continued:
There must be no confusion on this point: not one Senate Democrat has supported the House bill to stop this executive action and demanded that Leader Reid bring it to a vote. Every Senate Democrat is therefore the President’s direct partner in this lawless scheme. The remedy now is for the American voter to send a message that will thunder through the halls of Congress. Though President Obama and his Senate Democrats refuse to believe so, the American citizen is still in charge of this government and this country.
Sessions said that Obama’s plans and the Senate Democrats have shown “contempt” for working people in America, and they don’t care about the effects that global elitists’ immigration policy dreams have on struggling American citizens. He added that secrecy and elitism has dominated the immigration discussion in U.S. politics for over a year due to the enabling of CEOs and lobbyists by Senate Democrats and Obama’s White House. Sessions went on to say:
President Obama’s announcement that this would come only after the midterm elections is of course an attempt to protect the Senate Democrat incumbents who have enabled President Obama’s lawless immigration decrees every step of the way. This White House, and this Senate Democrat Conference, view everyday Americans – who want their laws enforced and their borders controlled – with contempt. They believe our nation’s immigration policy should be decided by a handful of the world’s most elite CEOs and most powerful open borders lobbyists, operating in secrecy and outside our open governmental process.