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June 18, 2013 - 11:17 am

Appearing on the Andrea Tantaros Show today, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) took on Sen. Marco Rubio and the other seven members of the Gang of Eight who are pushing for Congress to pass a sweeping, “comprehensive” immigration bill.

Tantaros asked Sessions if Rubio has “betrayed the Tea Party” by pushing the bill. Sessions did not directly answer, but instead said that while Rubio is “wonderful,” he is “in error” on the bill. Sessions also said that no one, including the Gang of Eight themselves, really understand everything that is in the bill. “The legislation does not accomplish what they say” is does, Session said. “I’m not happy about the legislation,” Session added. “I think it’s a disastrous event.”

Sessions said that the issue is complex and that the American people do want action. They just don’t want what the Gang is selling.

“People do want something done. But the polls show that four to one, they get it. That is, the enforcement needs to come first, and the amnesty second.  And we’ve got it just backwards in this bill and that’s one of the fundamental problems,” Sessions said.

Sessions outlined some problems with the bill: It does not put security first, and it dramatically increases legal immigration despite two-thirds of the American people wanting legal immigration to either stay at the current rate or decrease.

Listen to the entire interview here.

“This immigration bill grows government,” Tantaros asked as she restated her question of whether Rubio has betrayed the Tea Party that worked to elect him.

Session replied indirectly, saying that the immigration bill is worse than ObamaCare, which the Tea Party opposed. Sessions said that he is concerned that Rubio could be permanently damaged by the bill, and that the Republican Party stands to be heavily damaged as well. Sessions also said that the Gang’s bill was written by the most liberal members of both the GOP and Democrat caucuses and is not a good bill.

“The Senate ought to kill this bill,” he said, adding that the GOP-controlled House is doing “great work” on immigration and should take the lead.

The Andrea Tantaros Show is produced by the Fox and Rice Experience for Talk Radio Network.

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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What's really aggravating is that Sessions is so close to being honest about how screwed up this bill is and the people behind it but he just can't say the Words.GO A PAIR JEFF, it's now or never.
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NO MAJOR ENFORCEMENT TRIGGERS, NO BILL WILL EVER PASS THE HOUSE?


According to Glenn Spencer, president of the non-governmental border watch group called American Border Patrol based in Hereford, the U.S. government has constructed hundreds of miles of fencing along the southern border, including all types of barriers and walls. Along the U.S.-Mexico border, there are 355 miles of fencing, including eight miles of chain link, 200 miles of mesh/post, 72 miles of (old) mat, and 75 miles of steel beams. The total length of the U.S.-Mexico border is about 1,900 miles. "These estimates of fencing are based on aerial surveys basically completed in late 2009 and updated in 2011 for the area from El Paso to San Diego by aerial survey and El Paso to Brownsville using satellite images from Google," The Secure Fence Act of 2006 called for 700 miles of double-layered fencing. However, the Department of Homeland Security built only 283 miles of fence. And, only 34 miles were double-layered, in all. This is obviously why we ended up from the last Amnesty, financially supporting 11 million plus?

Cable news C-Span showed the floor of the Senate and two amendments. 1. Senator Thune to build the 350 miles of fencing, before illegal aliens could gain legitimate status failed to pass. 2. An amendment for an EXIT AND ENTRY program at airports and other ports of entry and exit to track visitors failed also to pass. We must recognize there are very wealthy special interests at work and if Senators want their favors approve, junket travel for families, campaign contributions and shall we say concealed monetary benefits, the people demands are ignored. But if Americans stand together we can reach out and stop this travesty of a Senate bill—it corrupt and must not reach the house. Even so it will not reach the floor of the House, without a vote.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer thinks "Illegal immigration will be a thing of the past!" His bill is going to solve it all? Well, But the People have got news for these elderly politicians: No, it's not. By dismissing the majority of the major TRIGGERS, S.477 is far worse than law signed into action 27 years ago. IF YOU READ THIS NEW SENATE LAW THERE IS NO SEVERE ENFORCEMENT AT THE BORDER, ILLEGAL ALIEN FAMILIES WILL STILL BE ABLE TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR INCOME WITH QUASI CITIZENSHIP CHILD PAYMENTS AND WELFARE. WITHOUT THE DOUBLE LAYER FENCE TOPPED WITH RAZOR WIRE, THE DRUGS WILL STILL COME AND THE SAME HUGE ONSLAUGHT OF ILLEGAL ALIENS WILL POUR THROUGH NON-EXISTENT AREAS WITHOUT FENCING. THE ICE UNION HAS NO CONFIDENCE IN THEIR SUPERVISORS, BECAUSE HS SECRETARY JANET NAPOLITANO HAS ORDERED THEM NOT TO DETAIN ILLEGAL ALIENS.

More immigrants mean more of a population growth. More people mean higher prices and lower wages and competition for low wage earners? Hispanics, and other legal immigrants who have the legal right to be in this country will be jeopardized by opening the borders, more visas, guest workers to lower wage workers as will be newer generations of blacks, Caucasians, Asians and other nationalities. . There have too many irregularities within the 50 states, especially those manned by the Democrats. They don’t seem to care who votes and one only has to check GOOGLE or any search box for VOTER FRAUD, and you will be surprised how many violations are slowly shuffling through the courts system. Non-citizens are voting in our elections and this administration refuses to recognize it.
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California Senator Barbara Boxer is planning an amendment to the Senate's immigration bill (S.477) which would convey funds committed to border security to repay state and local governments only if health care applies to newly legalized immigrants. We were promised that any new illegal aliens, gaining legal status would be exempt from ALL welfare or any entitlements benefits if this Senate law passes. Folks we need to slam DC with a "NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS! DOWN WITH THIS DE FACTO AMNESTY BILL!" Contact by phone Senators and the House Representatives, either State or Federal at toll-free -- 1-888-978-3094--or you may phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A terminal operator will connect you directly with the Senate office or just about anybody in Washington you request to speak with.

Rep. Rep. Michele Bachmann is planning to stop a de-facto amnesty bill from slipping through the House of Representatives. She and other Conservative Legislators are imperative is stopping fellow Republicans and Minority Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, in pledging as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives not to allow a vote reach the House floor unless a majority of the majority party supports the bill. “The Hastert Rule." As it is called?

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke up to today on behalf of young American people seeking work. His amendment was an argument young job seekers should come before any foreigners coming here on an entry level visa. Thousands of young people already cannot find a job, whether seasonal or on an annual basis. Americans pay taxes, whereas foreigners sneak through the IRS or state tax system and pay little or nothing.

A petition seeking to abolish the Internal Revenue Service recently started by the American Center for Law and Justice http://aclj.org/us-constitution/abolish-the-irs has gained over 66,000 plus signatures, (just changed to 68.000 in minutes) in just a few days and gaining momentum. Even law group are denouncing the government agency for being "out of control." As did the ACLJ according to a Liberal CNN poll released Monday. WAIT TELL THE WORD GETS OUT NATIONWIDE? Every American of political parties, race or religion should join this fight against this monolithic agency that is supposed to be free from politics, and remain nonaligned. However it especially benefits Special interests, assuredly politicians and the wealthy, which the time has come to shut it down and introduce a fair tax. President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped eight points from last month, owing to scandals within the IRS, AP newspaper and the growing controversy of spying on Conservative groups, the TEA PARTY and church and religious organizations.

REMEMBER THESE INCOMPETENT FOOLS IN THE NEXT PRIMARIES AND DON’T REELECT THEM?

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