Sessions: Deny Funding for Illegals Until Obama Ends Illegal Executive Actions

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | July 15, 2014 | 12:14 PM EDT

Congress should refuse to approve more taxpayer spending on illegal aliens until Pres. Obama promises to stop taking illegal executive action, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) told his congressional colleagues in a letter Monday.

"The President's other numerous unlawful policies must be terminated," too, by denying funding, Sen. Sessions writes in his letter.:

"There is a clear path forward to prevent the continued dissolution of America's borders. Certainly, DACA and the President's other numerous unlawful policies must be terminated. But as a first step, Congress must not acquiesce to spending more taxpayer dollars until the President unequivocally rescinds his threat of more illegal executive action."

If funding isn't based on border security action - but, on mere promises - Obama will continue to suspend immigration laws, Sessions warns:

"Congress must demand that the president use his lawful powers to begin enforcing the law now - instead of passing legislation on the promise of future enforcement - and that he back down from his plan to widen his disastrous DACA program, which would of course escalate the existing border disaster to unthinkable proportions.

"If Congress simply passes a supplemental spending bill without these preconditions, it is not a question of if the President will suspend more immigration laws, but only how many he will suspend."

The effort to protect Americans from lawlessness "transcends politics," Sen. Sessions says:

"Congress cannot surrender to this lawlessness. Acting in defense of Congress, our constituents, and their communities, we must stand firm. This transcends politics. It is about our duty as constitutional officeholders."