Dominic Holden reports:
“When US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Tuesday, he didn’t merely argue that former President Obama’s immigration policy was legally flawed.
Sessions, among a menu of reasons, claimed failing to crack down on undocumented immigrants increases the risk of crime and terrorism.
Critics quickly scorched Sessions for linking undocumented immigrants with bomb-plotting terrorists in the same speech, saying that data don’t support his claim, and that Sessions’ reasoning reveals ill motives behind cancelling a program that protected some young immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation.
“There is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration laws,” Sessions said from behind a lectern at the Department of Justice. “Enforcing the law saves lives, protects communities and taxpayers, and prevents human suffering. Failure to enforce the laws in the past has put our nation at risk of crime, violence, and even terrorism.”
But Frank Sharry, executive director of immigration reform group America’s Voice, shot back on a press call that Sessions’ comments were “a distortion and a lie that is regularly spewed by talk radio.”
“That was right out of the nativist playbook,” he said.
Twitter users also jumped aboard, saying the claims amounted to a baseless, racist smear of so-called DREAMers who came to the country as kids.”
Read the rest of the story, including more Sessions whoppers and attempts by DOJ to cover up by citing inapplicable data at the link.
Dreamers are the real great Americans and our future. Sessions is a person who has contributed little, if anything, of lasting value to America over a lenthy career on the public dole. He has consistently worked against immigrants, deepened divisions, and seeks to return us to the Jim Crow era of which he is a product.
Liz was right.