Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not backing down.
Sessions has come under fire for some of his decisions in the Russia investigation.
But he sent Democrats scurrying under a rock with this big announcement.
While Sessions has drawn criticism from the President and his supporters over his decision to recuse himself in the Russia investigation, the Attorney General has been able to hang on to his job because he’s laser-focused on implementing Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
Trump’s promises to crackdown on illegal immigration won him the Presidency, and Sessions is instrumental in turning Trump’s campaign promises into a reality.
The latest example is with Sessions’ moves to block asylum claims from illegal aliens traveling in a caravan from Honduras to Texas.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions is quickly building a legal wall to block asylum claims by economic migrants in the so-called “caravan” which has traveled from Honduras to Texas.
“These individuals—and their smugglers—ignored the willingness of the Mexican government to allow them to stay in Mexico,” Sessions said in a Monday statement, adding:
This is a deliberate attempt to undermine our laws and overwhelm our system. There is no right to demand entry without justification …
Accordingly, I have directed our U.S. Attorneys at the border to take whatever immediate action to ensure that we have sufficient prosecutors available. I have also directed that we commit any additional necessary immigration judges to adjudicate any [asylum] cases that may arise from this ‘caravan.’”
Sessions’ legal barrier against asylum claims by economic migrants is backed up by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who issued a statement saying “if members of the ‘caravan’ enter the country illegally, they will be referred for prosecution for illegal entry in accordance with existing law.”
Trump had tweeted about the outrageous idea of illegal aliens invading the United States through weak asylum laws.
Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border being so bad and one sided, I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country. It is a disgrace. We are the only Country in the World so naive! WALL
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2018
Democrats are furious over these actions.
They smear anyone who supports a secure border and a crackdown on illegal immigration as “racist.”
And they usually can count on establishment Republicans backing down at the first sign of negative press.
But Trump and Sessions have maintained their commitment to the Make America Great Again immigration agenda.
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