Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under fire.
Insiders continue to speculate that Donald Trump will one day oust him as Attorney General.
But Sessions just revealed his future with one shocking decision.
One of the reasons Sessions has been able to hang onto his job this long is because he’s committed to implementing Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ immigration agenda.
And Sessions just took another step toward cracking down on illegal immigration by ending a legal aide service for illegal aliens.
The Washington Post reports:
“The U.S. immigration courts will temporarily halt a program that offers legal assistance to detained foreign nationals facing deportation while it audits the program’s cost-effectiveness, a federal official said Tuesday.
Officials informed the Vera Institute of Justice that starting this month it will pause the nonprofit’s Legal Orientation Program, which last year held information sessions for 53,000 immigrants in more than a dozen states, including California and Texas.
The federal government will also evaluate Vera’s “help desk,” which offers tips to non-detained immigrants facing deportation proceedings in the Chicago, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and San Antonio courts.
The Executive Office for Immigration Review, which runs the Justice Department’s immigration courts, said the government wants to “conduct efficiency reviews which have not taken place in six years.” An immigration court official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the audit has not been formally announced, said the review will examine the cost-effectiveness of the federally funded programs and whether they duplicate efforts within the court system. He noted, for example, that immigration judges are already required to inform immigrants of their rights before a hearing, including their right to find a lawyer at their own expense.”
Programs like this are a magnet for illegal immigration.
Illegal aliens enter the country knowing there is legal aid to help them stay.
Jeff Sessions was right to end this program.
Sessions came under fire from Trump and his supporters when he recused himself from the Russia investigation.
Recusing himself allowed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint special counsel Robert Mueller.
But he has faithfully carried out President Trump’s immigration policies.
And that has allowed him to keep his job.