As TheDC revealed, DHS advertises government assistance to immigrants through a website, WelcometoUSA.gov, and hands out welcome manuals to new immigrants advertising state aid.
TheDC also has reported that the Department of Agriculture has a partnership with the Mexican government aimed at nutrition-assistance outreach to Mexican immigrants. (RELATED: USDA teams up with Mexico to boost food-stamp rolls)
Sessions added that Obama has “particularly acted to undermine the ability of the law enforcement community from actually enforcing existing laws,” recalling that the ICE union has sued the department over its alleged failure to do its job.
“We would be in a much better position to achieve immigration reform if the Obama Administration had spent that last four years enforcing federal law rather than dismantling it,” Sessions continued in the statement.
Sessions concluded by comparing the current labor participation rate (63.6 percent) and unemployment rate (7.9 percent) with those when the 2007 immigration reform attempt failed (66 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively).
“So I do think we need to ask serious questions about any proposal, and maybe we can work forward with some legislation that will serve the national interest,” he said.