Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) entered a letter from law enforcement officials nationwide warning of the dangers of the immigration bill S.744 into the judiciary committee record today.

The letter To Congress from the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council of the American Federation of Government Employees Affiliated with AFL-CIO warns of the discretionary power the bill gives to “political appointees” and takes away from law enforcers:

“Congress can and must take decisive steps to limit the discretion of political appointees and empower ICE and CBP to perform their respective missions and enforce the laws enacted by Congress. Rather than limiting the power of those political appointees within DHS, S. 744 provides them with nearly unlimited discretion, which will serve only to further cripple the law enforcement missions of these agencies.”

They warn that the Senate immigration bill gives DHS Sec. Janet Napolitano “virtually unlimited discretion to waiver” prohibitions on obtaining legal status, such as criminal activity or previous deportation:

“This same section (Section 2101 of S. 744) gives the Secretary of Homeland Security virtually unlimited discretion to waive any manner of crimes that would otherwise make an individual ineligible for legal status––for such expansive reasons as family unity, humanitarian purposes, or what the Secretary believes is in the public interest.”

“At least two of these standards appear undefined by S. 744 or current law, providing political appointees with broad authority to establish their own definitions of these terms and pardon criminal acts under almost any circumstance.”


“If this legislation were enacted tomorrow, ICE officers would continue to be powerless to effectively enforce our nation’s laws and provide for public safety as S. 744 does nothing to end these dangerous agency- and department-level directives.”

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  • thurlow

    This is an easy one. Just accuse them of a hate crime or for criticizing diversity. ” (Name of immigrant) made racial slurs against a group of black women and said they should go back to Africa.” Immediate deportation.

    • Truth

      For sure that’s the most serious crime one can commit in America. Forget about drug cartels, streetgangs, criminality of every kind. A liberal has no problem with any of that for the purposes of immigration. They just want to know who will vote for them. That’s what this is all about.

  • The__Bobster

    Sessions is the rare patriot in Congress today who will stand up to the Big Zuck cheap labor lobby. Most of the other “conservatives” are Hispanicked.

  • bigone4u

    In my experience with lesbian/feminists like Janet Napolitano, there is a deep abiding hatred of white men. Unleashing a wave of gangsters on whites is something I believe she is fully capable of doing for her own reasons. But the problem is easy to fix, in theory at least. Remove all discretion from the Secretary–provide for automatic deportation of criminal aliens. Also, make it a crime for the Secretary to ignore that provision of law.

  • David Ashton

    Such developments all look like, and no doubt are, inch-by-inch incremental ratchet moves towards a single objective: an open-door multiracial zone instead of an American nation, with penalties for anyone who tries to stand in the way. Learn from England, where we are meek and humble of heart.

  • Ella

    I think this is more of a war on the Middle Class who happen to be mostly Euro-descent peoples. They are after our wealth base and power. If you look at out combined incomes and numbers we could create fear among the elite. But, they know we’ll do nothing until we lose enough to start risking what we have to “preserve” our freedoms. We have NO political representation as ethnic groups politicize and the elite buy off officials. We’re late in the game and losing by far.

  • John

    It comes as no surprise that the author and main sponsor of this odious piece of legislation is Sen. Charles Schumer.