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Senate Proceeding 12-08-10 on Dec 8th, 2010 :: 0:42:50 to 0:45:30
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Jeff Sessions

0:42:39 to 0:42:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: mr. sessions: just briefly, i would say to my colleague, senator durbin, who i know cares deeply about this issue. i think there's not really an injustice today. the law is, if you're born here, even from illegal parents, you are a citizen. but if you come into the country

Jeff Sessions

0:42:50 to 0:45:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

0:43:00 to 0:43:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: or are brought into the country, you're here illegally. that's what the law is. it's not an injustice to enforce the law. number two, i would note that millions of people apply wait for citizenship but these individuals who came illegally,

Jeff Sessions

0:43:22 to 0:43:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: maybe at 14, 15, get to the head of the line or people who waited for -- over people who have waited for a long time. and i don't know that that's justice. the military already allows people who are not citizens and people who are illegally in the country to join the military, and they're given citizenship. lots of them achieve citizenship that way. this bill is not necessary to do

Jeff Sessions

0:43:45 to 0:44:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: that. and the ten years, i would just say that the cost is scored there by c.b.o. as $5 billion. there is a cost. and, in addition, for pell grants -- this is grants, not loans, that students get to go to college -- these individuals

Jeff Sessions

0:44:06 to 0:44:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: would be eligible for those as soon as they get in college. after even a g.e.d. instead of a high school die p.l.o. mavment and the idea is that we're already doing enough at the border and we're doing everything that's possible. i would note that this administration has not completed

Jeff Sessions

0:44:27 to 0:44:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: the fence that congress authorized. we are not deporting people effectively. they've sued the state of arizona, who tried to help the federal government enforce the laws. they refused to make the e-verify program permanent. no workplace raids are being conducted. they were stopped soon after

Jeff Sessions

0:44:49 to 0:45:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: this administration took office. so i would say for reasons we are not doing what can be done and should be done to bring the lawless no, sir an end and to -- the law alsoness to an end and, to deal with people who violated with the law and came nil legally. i thank the chair and yield the

Jeff Sessions

0:45:11 to 0:45:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: floor. the presiding officer: by unanimous consent, the mandatory quorum call has been waived. the question is, is it the sense of the senate that debate on the motion to proceed to s. 3991, a bill to provide collective bargaining rights for public safety officers employed by states or their political subdivisions shall be brought to

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