Jeff Sessions: Not ‘a single dime’ for Obama’s immigration moves

Politico | Jan 13, 2015

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is trying to win the messaging war on immigration.

The conservative Republican and chief critic of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration is sending around a detailed and lengthy memo that encourages fellow GOP lawmakers to block the unilateral moves, even arguing that Congress’ response to what he calls “this emergency” will “define its legacy.”

“Congress has the power to stop this action by denying funds for its implementation,” Sessions writes in the memo sent to GOP congressional offices this week. “Surely, Congress must not allow the president a single dime to carry out an illegal order that Congress has rejected and which supplants the laws Congress has passed.”

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