Jeff Sessions Won't Apologize For Offending The Entire State Of Hawaii

25 April, 2017, 13:13 | Author: Joy Garcia
  • Jeff Sessions Won't Apologize For Offending The Entire State Of Hawaii

On April 21, Sessions sent letters to Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New York, Cook County in IL, and the California Department of Corrections to seek evidence the jurisdictions were in compliance with federal regulations that oblige government agencies to meet requests from the Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding the citizenship or immigration status of any individual within their jurisdiction. "But I got to tell you, it's a point worth making that a single sitting judge out of 600, 700 district judges can issue an order stopping a presidential executive order that I believe is fully constitutional, created to protect the United States of America from terrorist attacks". "If the Democrats filibuster that, they're the ones shutting the whole government down just to keep the wall from being built". "Let me tell you, it will be the Democrats that shut this government down to block the funding of the wall".

He says the administration will appeal the ruling.

"Nobody has a sense of humor any more", Sessions replied.

Sessions maintained that the wall would solve many problems that now stem from illegal immigration. "We're going to defend that order all the way up and so you do have a situation in which one judge out of 700 in America has stopped this order".

"Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific - a attractive one where the Attorney General's granddaughter was born", Justice Department spokesman Ian D. Prior said in a statement.

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In the wake of the backlash over Sessions's comments last week, the Justice Department tried to clarify his wording.

Sessions noted that he has yet to see a plan for the border wall from the White House or Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, but said Republicans are committed to border security. "I believe that everyone that enters the country unlawfully is subject to being deported".

Adler summarized the mayors' position: "Those of us who have to live the issue every day know that by driving immigrants into the shadows, indiscriminate ICE raids make our communities less safe, less healthy, and more divided".

Cities are being asked first to certify they're not breaking the sanctuary cities law by June, but so far, only one has responded, and another has filed suit.

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