Sessions takes on Senate immigration gang
May 21st, 2013
05:56 PM ET
1 year ago

Sessions takes on Senate immigration gang

Washington (CNN) - What's wrong with the "Gang of Eight" comprehensive immigration reform bill?

Jeff Sessions has a lot of answers to that question, but he starts by pointing to a picture of a modest white house built in the early 1930s in Hybart, Alabama.

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  1. Data Driven

    While he goes on about the usual right-wing "amnesty" grievances, I urge liberals here to read the full story. I commend Sessions for also telling the truth about the exploitation of immigrants by Big Capital - a tune RARELY, RARELY sung by conservative Republicans, and Sessions is pretty darned conservative. Perhaps it's a ploy to get Latinos' attention, but it's gratifying to hear all the same.

    May 21, 2013 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  2. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    I told you months ago the gop was conservative garbage were going to try and sabatage this bill . The want the Latino vote and put out all kinds of window dressing. Kind of like taxes, the gop wants all the benifits of living in a top shelf country but don't want to pay for it. They want the Latino vote but don't really want them in the country . When it gets to the bottom line , they fold . Time for all of us to kick this gop conservative garbage to the curb in 2014 mid. Terms. And don't hold your breath for diaster help with the gop garbage holding the purse strings . 6 months for sandy ,6 months delay by cantor for virgina flood aid, these gop bafoons are a diaster for our country , but the good news is,the fix is simple, kick the gop out of the house and senate in 2014 mid terms

    May 21, 2013 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  3. John in Brooklyn

    A little white house in Hybart, AL...most likely built by the hands of descendants of involuntary immigrants, who were denied the right to vote, learn to read, marry each other...or even to be legally counted as a full person....for nearly 300 years...thanks to the good people of Alabama. Since WHEN does Jeff Sessions DARE to claim the moral high ground on immigration reform!?

    May 21, 2013 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  4. Former Republican, now an Independent

    All of a sudden Jeff Sessions cares about working Americans??? Sessions has supported every anti-worker bill that has come before congress during his time there. Does he really believe Americans are stupid enough to buy this phony act of concern?

    May 21, 2013 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  5. James Hall

    What's needed is legislation to bring Alabama into the current century. Even K-mart still has three K's in Alabama.

    May 21, 2013 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  6. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    Just more gop bs and propaganda , I guess the gop doesn't like anybody but white old men !!!!!!!

    May 21, 2013 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  7. buongiorno

    lack of common sense

    May 21, 2013 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  8. Thomas

    Jeff Sessions , another wax museum relic left over from planet GW Bush .

    Its going to be a good day in the South when this deep thinker from the old school of closed mindedness retires to the John McCain retirement community outside Sedona .

    May 21, 2013 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  9. buongiorno

    i get it your seeing the begining of the Great Rath

    May 21, 2013 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  10. Just a thought

    Oh...the "Tea Potty Ala'bama-Bama" is rallying the troops against minorities...Who thought that would happen? sarcasm,,, brown skin folks need not apply

    May 22, 2013 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  11. Just a thought

    Do these Tea-a-Potty folks think it might be a possibility that we might be able to get some income tax $'s out of this deal? No...that would be practical and logical .....might help this country's economic situation driven in the dirt by the previous admin. ran by "lil Dubyah...THE GREAT DECIDER" duh

    May 22, 2013 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  12. Just a thought

    WELL....one this is for sure, This Tea-Party knuckle dragger along with the rest of party faithful will never be accused of being intelligent and pragmatic in dealing with this issue....They say "build a fence" and blast an varmints coming over said fence.

    May 22, 2013 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  13. J.V.Hodgson

    This guy argues both ends against the middle meaning:-
    1) He and his party oppose increasing the minimum wage.
    2) If there are 11m " illegal immigrants" for sure not all of them are working some still of school age!?
    3) Many of his colleagues argue the work these guys do is too low paid for most americans, and or that not employing them would cause prices of produce to rise for consumers because higher wages would have to be paid to unemployed Americans.
    I heard the final bill includes acceptance of fingerprinting!?
    All this hoopla is nonsense when the House is working on an entirely independent and separate bill. If thats so called bi partisan ship I'll eat my hat! It is an excellent example of the failure in the modern political environment of the checks and balances AS the founding fathers envisaged they would work. They never demanded 60-40 votes just to debate or pass a bill.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    May 22, 2013 01:16 am at 1:16 am |