Rep. Pete Sessions Walks Back Promise Not to Deport Illegal Aliens
(CNSNews.com) – House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) told CNSNews.com that he wants to “prevent illegal immigrants from staying here unlawfully” and “guarantee that those who violate the laws of our nation are punished for doing so.”
However, his comments stand in contrast to what he said last year, pledging to work with Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) to “push a bill” on immigration in 2015 whose goal “would not be to remove any person that might be here unless they were dangerous to this country and committed a crime.”
CNSNews.com sent the following four questions via email to Sessions’ press office:
1. Rep. Sessions’ said at a Dec. 3 House Rules Committee hearing that he is working with Rep. Bob Goodlatte “to push a bill” on immigration that would seek to ensure that not one illegal immigrant is removed or deported “unless they were dangerous to this country and committed a crime.” Is Rep. Sessions currently working on such a bill?
2. Does Rep. Sessions still maintain he will “use all [his] assets and resources” in 2015 to push legislation to ensure that “not one person is quote ‘thrown out or deported,’” as he stated at the hearing?
3. Should illegal immigrants be deported regardless of whether they are dangerous to the country or have committed a crime beyond illegal entry into the USA?
4. Should illegal immigrants to the USA be deported simply on the basis that they entered the country illegally? SOURCE
Wow, déjà vu all over again, Pete Sessions getting asked the tough questions regarding illegals in the USA and what to do with them.
As many of you know I had a pretty good relationship with Pete Sessions until I realized that there’s not .02 worth of difference between him and all the others that should have retired from the United States Congress many years ago.
When Sessions voted to keep John Boehner as the Speaker of the House, and did so, in my opinion, to hold onto his Chairmanship of the House Rules Committee, that was the final straw for me.
Most of you are aware, if not, you are about to be made aware; anyone that didn’t vote for Boehner to retain the Speakers position was bounced off of any House committee they were a member of, and when Sessions engaged in what I saw as protecting HIS interests over the wishes of the good folks of Texas-32, well, as I said, that was the last straw.
Pete Sessions was fully aware that the people of TX-32 wanted him to take a stand against John Boehner and attempt to get him removed, and I don’t mean it was just ME telling Sessions to vote against Boehner, it was the majority of voters in TX-32, and Pete ignored us all.
“I firmly believe that our nation’s rule of law must be protected,” Sessions responded in an email. “The President’s executive amnesty plan erodes our system of checks and balances and circumvents the legislative process thus ignoring the will of the American people. I believe that anyone who wants to be a part of our great nation must adhere to our nation’s laws and go through the appropriate, legal process to become an American citizen.”
“I strongly support Chairman Goodlatte’s efforts to increase and strengthen interior enforcement and close loopholes to prevent illegal immigrants from staying here unlawfully,” he added. “Any immigration plan must enforce the rule of law and guarantee that those who violate the laws of our nation are punished for doing so.”
“In the 114th Congress, I have voted to hold the President accountable for his unwise, unlawful, and unconstitutional actions and to stop his executive amnesty plan. Now even the courts recognize that the President’s executive amnesty plan is a clear violation of the Constitution. I stand firm in support of the judge’s action to preserve and protect our nation’s rule of law and I will continue to fight against the president’s amnesty plan.”
However, during a House Rules Committee hearing on Dec. 3, Sessions vowed to help draft a bill whose goal “would not be to remove any person that might be here unless they were dangerous to this country and committed a crime” and “not one person is, quote, ‘thrown out’ or ‘deported.’”
Blah blah blah blah blah, the last paragraph above is the important one, at least for me.
Pete Sessions told me, not in a letter or an email, but told me personally, “Look Brother, no one REALLY wants to throw 17 MILLION people out of the United States, and even if they did, the task would be so daunting that it’s most likely impossible…”
I had a 3 word response for Rep. Sessions, “Yes, they do…”
There is something that Congress needs to learn; the American people have an opinion of you folks in Congress, and that opinion is even lower than the one we have of Obama himself.
Laws are just that; THE LAW, and we all are supposed to abide by the Law of the Land or we suffer the consequences. That should apply to ALL law breakers whether they be from Rowlett, Texas or some hell-hole in South America.
We can’t just pick and choose which laws we are going to obey. Enforce the LAW Mr. Sessions or YOU will be the one that suffers the consequences in 2016.
Your margin of victory against a rookie that never held office before was very slim, folks are angry, there may very well not be a winning margin the next time.