President-elect Donald Trump has selected a U.S. senator with a strong record of support for enforcing the country’s immigration laws.
All lawmakers and cabinet officials should be pro-enforcement, regardess of political party, but that’s not the case.
Senator Jeff Sessions is Trump’s choice for the position of U.S. Attorney General, the nation’s top law enforcement official. The former prosecutor opposes amnesty for illegal aliens and so-called sanctuary cites that harbor illegal aliens. He believes the federal government should withhold funding for these cities.
The senator backs making English the official language of our English-speaking country, building a fence along the Mexican border, and other pro-America, immigration-enforcement policies.
From the Washington Times:
Mr. Sessions, an Alabama Republican, was a key driving force in opposing the 2013 Senate immigration bill, and would likely quickly make his presence felt on the issue, including leading a crackdown on sanctuary cities.
“He is a world-class legal mind,” Mr. Trump said in nominating him.
Mr. Sessions was a fierce political ally for Mr. Trump during the presidential campaign, breaking his own personal precedent to endorse the maverick Republican when most other members of Congress refused to connect themselves to the man who now leads their party.
As expected, Democratic lawmakers will fight the senator’s confirmation, as they likely will with all the president-elect’s nominees.