Jeff Sessions: This Week 'Critical' for Congress to Thwart Obama's Plans to Nullify Immigration Laws

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Tony Lee
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28 July 2014
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National News
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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said this week will be one of the most critical weeks in the history of the republic for Americans who want to preserve the rule of law that has made America so exceptional.

President Barack Obama is reportedly intent on granting temporary amnesty and work permits to possibly eight million more illegal immigrants [aliens] once Congress goes on its August recess after this week, and Sessions said Congress has a chance this week to "make it exceedingly difficult" for Obama to go forward with his plans.

In an appearance on Breitbart News Sunday, Sessions told Breitbart News Executive Chairman and host Stephen K. Bannon that any border bill that passes the Senate or the House "should have in it language that bars any president from expending any money to carry out" amnesty proposals. Sessions noted that Congress has repeatedly rejected amnesty legislation, and that is why Obama has "no power" to enact executive amnesty that is "breathtaking in its overreach."...

"This goes to the very core of law," Sessions said. "And if we allow that to occur and if the president does such a thing, there is no moral authority to enforce any law in the future and all of our laws will be weakened."...

Sessions has previously called on all Members of Congress to support Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) bill preventing Obama from granting amnesty to future illegal immigrants [aliens]. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has sponsored the companion bill in the House...