Sessions: Law Enforcement Cannot Bend to Demands of Immigration Law Breakers

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Caroline May
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18 May 2014
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National News
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Reacting to news that the Department of Homeland Security is considering a “fresh look” at the Secure Communities program as a way to reduce deportations, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions pointed out to Breitbart News Friday that the head of a law enforcement agency cannot bend to the demands of law breakers.

The Secure Communities program allows law enforcement to run the fingerprints of people they arrest through a federal database to see it they have any immigration violations. If such an immigration violation is found, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can consider deportation.

During an interview on PBS’s News Hour, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said that he believes the program “will and it should” be changed...

According to Sessions...

“He says he will do so because it’s ‘controversial’ among amnesty and open borders activists. It cannot be the practice of the head of a law enforcement agency to stop sound enforcement practices whenever the violators complain,” Sessions wrote in an email to Breitbart. “Surely he knows no law or legitimate policy is violated when an illegal alien, apprehended in the course of a law enforcement officer’s normal duties, is reported to federal authorities (whether before or after conviction). Whatever enforcement action is taken from there remains in the hands of the Homeland Security.”...