Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, in Tuesday floor remarks, called for the firing of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement head for failing to uphold and enforce border laws.
“What purpose is served to pass new laws if the ones we have are ignored by the officials charged with enforcing them? There can be no comprehensive immigration reform as long as it is the policy of the director of ICE, John Morton, to refuse to enforce existing law,” Mr. Sessions said, according to a Fox News broadcast of his Senate floor remarks.
His comments come at a time when President Obama is trying to ease the path of citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the nation, according to a Newsmax report.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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