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Senator Jeff Sessions (R. Ala.) issued a “warning for the more purely political”:
“The results of recent primary elections show the American people are being roused to action, and once activated, their power will be felt – they will not be mocked,” Sessions said on Monday.” They have begged, and pleaded for our nation’s immigration laws to be enforced for 30 or 40 years, and the politicians have refused.”
“No member in either party, Republican or Democrat, should support any border legislation that moves through this Senate that does not expressly prohibit these planned executive actions by the president,” he said.
“All this is grim talk, but the situation is stark. Congressional action this week to bar unilateral, imperial action by the president is surely the best course to head off what could be a constitutional crisis.”