Senator Sessions was one of the few heroes during the frantic effort for amnesty during Bush’s last term. He was, and remains, a voice of reason on the issue. Here he is today commenting from the floor of the Senate on the problem with the new effort to raise amnesty from the dead.
Speaking on the Senate floor today, Sen. Sessions explained that one of the lessons learned from the 2006-2007 amnesty push was that the laws on the books must be enforced before any other conversations can be had. He revealed that the Obama Administration has been systematically dismantling existing law; for example, there is a “public charge” prohibition–in other words, visa applicants cannot come to the United States if they are deemed likely to need welfare assistance–that has been almost completely ignored by President Obama’s DHS.
Ana Must-Read: Over at NRO, Heather MacDonald has this piece on the Senate’s Amnesty “Gang of 8,” and just how awful their proposal really is.