Sessions on McCaul Proposal: ‘We’re Not Going To Have Control of the Border’

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) declared that the border security proposal by Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) would lead to a situation where”five years from now, we’re not going to have control of the border and nobody’s going to do anything about it” Monday’s on “Laura Ingraham Show.”

“The biggest danger to me is that we will say we’ve fixed the matter when we’ve fixed the border and nothing else has to be done, and the special interest forces that are so effective in blocking things that will actually work will re-double their efforts and block the things that need to be done. I do believe this bill is not strong, won’t make a big difference, Border Patrol agents have just hammered it…doesn’t add any Border Patrol officers, doesn’t end the catch and release, it may not be McCaul’s jurisdiction, but we’ve got to be sure that this idea where you capture people at the border and then they’re released in the United States, asked to come back to court, and of course they never come back to court that’s got to end, and this bill doesn’t deal with that” he stated. Sessions added that while there was “a danger” of watered down metrics as a result of the proposal, “the most realistic, from my perspective, problem is that five years from now, we’re not going to have control of the border and nobody’s going to do anything about it.”

Regarding the 2016 field, Sessions stated “I don’t see anyone yet coming out with clarity on what needs to occur. I would like them to say, with integrity, I understand the American people, your family, your jobs are being hurt by this excessive, illegal flow of immigrants, we’re going to end that. We’re going to stop the border, we’re going to create a lawful system that serves the national interest, not the special interests, and I’m going to be laying out details to show how to get there.”

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