Sen. Sessions talks immigration, Lew confirmation hearing
Alabama lawmaker on 'ANHQ'
- Duration 3:17
- Date Feb 17, 2013
Alabama lawmaker on 'ANHQ'
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Mentioned there a lot of folks on the -- concerned about immigration reform.
Senator Jeff Sessions is one of them he says he's committed to seeing current laws enforced before Washington starts drafting new once.
I talked with him about that earlier.
And so -- throughout the system is really a dysfunctional system but for example we just got confirm -- few days ago.
That on virtually no one is being examined before they -- -- the country on whether or not they'll be a public charge.
That is whether or not they look me in the can't depend -- government welfare.
The law is -- hundred years.
You should not be admitted to the United States if you're immediately going to -- on the dole and the government assistance.
So that's a real serious problem and we found that they -- not enforcement whatsoever.
Any reform of immigration has got to him that we've got -- people quite capable of taking care themselves.
Financially being denied admission to the country so this is just one of the problems it's got to be.
And I know that -- a number of immigration and customs enforcement agents are actually suing the administration saying.
The administration is keeping them secretary pots and also I structure worn.
From being able to enforce the -- to uphold their oath essentially to defend the constitution or laws as well.
You call for the resignation of -- instructor why it.
John Morton has been held in no confidence by the unanimous vote the border on the ice offices association.
He is issued regulation after regulation that basically.
Totally make their efforts to enforce a law in -- factual.
He is on the Manning the law -- not enforcing the law.
He needs to go and morale in that department ice is one of the very lowest in the entire government.
Of all the agencies in the government he's not -- he needs to go.
I want to ask you as well with the nomination of Jack -- -- as the next Treasury Secretary you have.
Very strong objections to him that's essentially suggesting that he has lied under oath to congress but settled up.
Shannon he announced the budget that he drafted his Office of Management and Budget director he said he would not add to the debt -- knowing money that we have.
And put us in a position to pay down that debt.
And it was probably the greatest false statement on finances Everett issued on American official.
Because the lowest single annual deficit.
In his own budget was 600 billion dollars in one year going up every year thereafter I start adding thirteen trillion dollars to the death.
It absolutely and add to that yet it -- lose.
Spent money that we could only borrow that we did not have.
And we were never in a position to pay down the -- There's such a fundamental.
-- -- to the American people.
Blowing them telling the American people we're OK we've got a budget plan is going to fix America's problem.
When just the opposite is true just the opposite.
We need leadership from the White House we need leadership and honest report from all.
-- budget director we didn't get it I don't think he ought to be promoted.
One word answer is -- which filibuster him well we'll -- I haven't decided and but I am I am definitely oppose this nomination.
Senator thank you --