It’s no secret Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump don’t have the best working relationship.
But his appointment as Attorney General hasn’t been a complete failure.
And his latest decision shows just why the president may have chosen him in the first place.
When it comes to implementing President Trump’s immigration policies, there may have been no better choice than Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Sessions is cracking down on Sanctuary Cities and violent illegal aliens like those involved in MS-13.
But he’s also singlehandedly working to restore sanity to America’s immigration system while dysfunction continues to prevent Congress from passing new border control policies.
Jeff Sessions just issued a new ruling that will tighten up America’s definition of who qualifies for asylum.
The Washington Times reports:
Mr. Sessions said that stretched the definition of asylum, which was intended to be a protection for those fleeing political violence, religious persecution or beatings because they belonged to an ethnic minority.
“Asylum was never meant to alleviate all problems — even all serious problems — that people face every day all over the world,” Mr. Sessions told the country’s immigration judges in a speech Monday morning.
His guidance, in the form of a ruling in a key asylum case, overturned a decision and set a precedent for the higher bar judges should apply before granting asylum.
Authorities say the smuggling cartels have begun to coach their clients on how to pass the credible fear screenings in order to gain a foothold in the U.S.
That has helped create a surge, with initial asylum claims lodged with Homeland Security soaring from just 5,000 in 2009 to 73,000 in 2016.
Sessions is right.
But Liberals are furious.
MSNBC was demanding to know if Jim Jordan thought it was the “Christian” thing to do.
Interesting argument from a network that normally would be the first to argue that Christianity has nothing to do with American politics while defending any number of immoral institutions like Planned Parenthood’s abortion mills.
What are your thoughts on Jeff Sessions’ latest decision?
Should our government do a better job enforcing the immigration laws on the books while waiting for Congress to act?
Let us know in the comments below.