Illegal immigration is a major problem in the US. The United States is a nation of immigrants, but we have laws in place to regulate and set limits on immigration. Those laws have been ignored for decades and the problems have only gotten worse. The US House is set to vote on the recently introduced Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 (HR 6136) later this week. This is a compromise bill supported by House Speaker Paul Ryan and does not address many issues that would end the illegal immigration problems!
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions has led the fight against House Republicans passing any immigration bill that does not rein in President Obama’s “phone and pen” strategy of using executive orders to get what he wants. Sessions warnings and the efforts of the American people in overloading the Capitol switchboard have paid off and last night the vote on Speaker of the House John Boehner’s immigration bill was cancelled due to a lack of support.
Senator Jeff Sessions, a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has urged all Americans to contact their Congressmen and Senators asking them to oppose any effort by President Obama to issue a grant of ‘work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants.’ Permitting those illegally present in the U.S. to work and take jobs is contrary to plain law. What will that do to American jobs? The president is turning a blind eye to the needs of American citizens and their families all in the name of his political agenda.