Tuesday in an abbreviated pro forma session of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) called out President Barack Obama’s reported plan to grant amnesty to up to 5 to 6 million illegal immigrants already living in the United States.
“The president cannot make or nullify law,” Sessions said. “He just cannot. thus, we must in unity call on President Obama not to go through with his stated desire, which would eviscerate long and duly established American immigration law. What law might the next president ignore, bend, or nullify?”
“The immigration policies of President Obama are having a devastating effect on the classical American goal of a fair, lawful system of immigration,” he added.
He continued, “He has told the world that with the stroke of his pen he will, by presidential directive, by executive order, provide legal status to 5 million to 6 million people unlawfully in the country today. All this, contrary to long-established law. But there is more, he has said that he will issue, in effect, legal work authorization cards, identification cards, and allow them to work, give them work permits. Surely we know that the president cannot make law. Congress makes law. As chief executive, the president executes, carries out, and enforces law. This we learned in grade school. this constitutional construct is not a small matter.”
“It is the mechanism by which this nation conducts its governmental business. through this method, the people control their government, allowing any president to nullify law is a threat to the future of our republic and to the ultimate power of the people to control it.” he concluded.
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