Sen. Sessions Comes Out Swinging Against Secretive House Immigration Push

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Matthew Boyle
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15 April 2014
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National News
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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and arguably the leading intellectual force against amnesty in Congress, is coming out hard against a proposal backed by Majority Leader Eric Cantor to grant amnesty to illegal alien DREAMers who enlist in the military.

“We are now in a period of very large troop reductions. The last thing this nation should be doing is to provide those few slots to persons who illegally entered the United States or who overstayed their visas while denying young Americans the ability to serve their country,” Sessions said in a written statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News...

The new opposition comes just after Cantor officially backed the policy... Cantor also made a “pledge” to Denham to help him push the measure through...

“Such a policy would be another unacceptable action that sends a message that this nation is not willing to take the most basic actions to end the immigration lawlessness. The first step is to stop rewarding it, as with a career in the United States military—which is not a job Americans won't do. It is a high calling and a noble career. I am not aware of any evidence indicating that there is a lack of qualified applicants to meet the needs of the armed services,” Sessions said...

...McKeon has not ruled out including amnesty in the NDAA via the bill markup amendment process in his full committee...

Still, Denham's top lieutenant in the push, Rep. Mike Coffman, a Colorado Republican who received one of the lowest winning percentages of any House member in the 2012 elections, may try to add a version of the proposal as an amendment when the bill is marked up in the Armed Services Committee...


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