Past Features

January 10, 2015

Where is Border Security First?
Breitbart -- January 8, 2015  
Sen. Jeff Sessions Endorses Aderholt House Bill, Signaling It May Become Vehicle To Block Obama's Amnesty Funds
    Senior conservatives in Congress are rallying around a bill from Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) that aims to block funding for President Barack Obama's executive amnesty while forcing the administration to start enforcing immigration laws.
    Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) endorses the bill. Sessions' support for any measure dealing with immigration policy is crucial to grassroots conservatives. He's a dependable defender of American workers from the special interests pushing amnesty and lax immigration enforcement, and has enormous respect and support throughout the conservative movement and Republican Party.
    Sessions has issued a lengthy statement explaining the problem with executive amnesty and reminding his colleagues of Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus' pre-election promise to block funds for Obama's amnesty. Sessions writes:
    President Obama's executive amnesty voids the laws Congress has passed in order to foist on the nation measures Congress has refused to pass. In violation of U.S. law, it grants illegal immigrants work permits, Social Security, and Medicare—taking jobs and benefits directly from struggling Americans. The President has arrogated to himself the sole and absolute power to decide who can enter, live, work, and claim benefits in the United States.
    Before the election, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus made a promise: "We will do everything we can to make sure it doesn't happen." We can't allow it to happen and we won't let it happen. I don't know how to be any stronger than that. I'm telling you, everything we can do to stop it we will.
    Sessions noted that getting Aderholt's bill into law would mean Republicans kept Priebus's promise.

ABP Comment: Here comes the Kabuki theatre
We can see nothing in the DHS funding bills that addresses the serious problem of securing the border first, or the silliness of funding the Predator drone.