Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that President Obama’s plan to unilaterally give legal status to nearly five million illegal immigrants is against the law.
Appearing with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Wednesday night, Sessions asserted that Obama has no authority to go ahead with his long-discussed plan to legalize more illegal youths and parents of U.S. citizens.
“Immigration officers have told us if this goes through it will be almost impossible to enforce the law in the future,” said Sessions. “It’s just the wrong policy, and it will incentivize more illegality in the future.” (REPORT: Executive Amnesty Could Come As Early As Next Week)
“First and foremost, there’s no way to prove who are parents and who has been here for how long. They may have just come in the country last week. Maybe they’re coming into the country because they have children in America and they come across the border to be with them and claim that they’ve been here for a longer period of time,” said Sessions, adding that he believe’s all of this will be absent of investigations or checks on these older additions to the population.
“We’re going to be adding five million older adults to our population. They’ll be entitled to all kinds of rights and privileges,” remarked the soon-to-be chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. “And as they get older and become ill, United States government is not going to turn their health care away. They’re going to be treated and taken care of. There’s no evidence that they have job skills or education or training like a good sound immigration policy would do.”
“The president has no authority to do this,” Sessions added. “It’s against the law.”
“This is an action unilaterally by one person, the president of the United States, to legalize millions that Congress has explicitly refused to do, and under current law they are illegally here and unable to work,” Sessions said. “It’s really a threat to the constitutional order.”