Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) warned that the planned executive order by the president on illegal immigration will make it “almost impossible to enforce the law the in the future” on Wednesday’s “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel.
“Let’s be clear, immigration officers have told us that if this goes through it will be almost impossible to enforce the law in the future. Expert economists have told us if we bring in more and more people lawfully into our country, giving them the right to take jobs and every one of these individuals going to be given a photo ID, a Social Security number and the right to take a job in America, jobs too few exist and too many Americans are looking for. It’s just the wrong policy and it will incentivize more illegality in the future” he said.
Sessions further outlined the problem with such an executive order, stating “first and foremost, there’s no way to prove who are [the] parents and who has been here for how long. They may have just come in the country last week. Maybe they’re coming into the country because they have children in America and they come across the border to be with them and claim that they’ve been here for a longer period of time. Cause nobody’s going to do investigations on this, nobody’s going to check it. We’re going to be adding 5 million older adults to our population. They’ll be entitled to all kinds of rights and privileges.”
He also pushed back against claims that President Obama does not plan to anything previous presidents haven’t planned before, “this goes much further. This says that you’re going to be given as the other individuals have previously an ID card, a Social Security number and the card says ‘work [permit]’ on it. So, this is an action unilaterally by one person, the President of the United States, to legalize millions that Congress has explicitly refused to do. And under current law they are illegally here and unable to work.” He added that such actions were a “threat to the Constitutional order,” and would “eviscerate law by refusing to prosecute.”
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