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Sessions Comments On Secretary Napolitano’s Resignation
Friday, July 12, 2013
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today after Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, announced her resignation:
“Secretary Napolitano’s tenure at the Department of Homeland Security was defined by a consistent disrespect for the rule of law.
The resignation of Secretary Napolitano should refocus the attention of Congress on its first task: to ensure that the executive branch faithfully carries out the laws of the land. The most significant obstacle to immigration reform remains President Obama’s selective enforcement of the law. Any selection—interim or permanent—to replace Secretary Napolitano must disavow these aggressive non-enforcement directives or there is very little hope for successful immigration reform.
Whoever replaces Secretary Napolitano must restore the rule of law, as well as the morale of ICE officers which has plummeted under her tenure.”
· To read the letter sent from Sen. Sessions and Chairman Bob Goodlatte to President Obama, please click here
· To view the Senate Judiciary Committee testimony from National ICE Council President, Chris Crane, please click here
· To read a summary of the ICE officers’ lawsuit, please click here
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