An Attorney General Rudy Giuliani Would Hinder Efforts to Secure Borders and Deport Illegal Immigrants
Americans who voted for Donald Trump because of his strong opposition to illegal immigration and his promise to secure America’s borders should be worried about the possibility of Jeff Sessions either getting terminated or resigning his position as attorney general. According to an article in The New York Post, President Trump is considering replacing Jeff Sessions with Rudy Giuliani because he is still upset that Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation; it would prove to be a bad decision.
Jeff Sessions spent twenty years in the U.S. Senate doing everything he could to stop illegal immigration and curtail legal immigration, which drew the ire of the mainstream media, Democrats, Republicans, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, but he never wavered. Sessions as a Senator and now as attorney general has been called names such as a “hard-liner” and “extremist” when his opponents refer to his stance and policy proposals on immigration. The Daily Beast described the attorney general’s immigration plan as “f*cking horrifying” and urged their fellow progressives to obstruct deportations; keep up the good work, Sessions. Now, juxtapose Sessions voting record and proposed legislation related to legal and illegal immigration with the words and actions of Giuliani.
Rudy Giuliani served as mayor of New York City (NYC) from 1994 to 2001 and during this time defended illegal immigrants against the federal government; Giuliani made NYC a sanctuary city. Giuliani made it clear throughout his time in office that NYC welcomes legal and illegal immigrants. During a press conference in 1994, Giuliani declared:
“Some of the hardest-working and most productive people in this city are undocumented aliens. If you come here and you work hard, and you happen to be in an undocumented status, you’re one of the people who we want in this city. You’re somebody that we want to protect, and we want you to get out from under what is often a life of being like a fugitive, which is really unfair.”
Giuliani put the city’s money where his mouth was and filed a lawsuit against the federal government to stop federal law enforcement from enforcing immigration law.
Giuliani stated during a speech in 1996 that “our lawsuit contends that federal [immigration] law violates the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution by invalidating New York City’s Executive Order 124.” Giuliani should familiarize himself with the U.S. Constitution because city rights are not mentioned in the document, and the federal government alone (Article I. Section 8) has the constitutional power to set and enforce immigration policy. Either Giuliani is unaware that cities do not have the authority to determine immigration law or his commitment to illegal immigrants is so deep that he ignores reality. It is important to note the possibility that Giuliani is a trailblazer because he might have been the first person to replace “illegal” with “undocumented” when referring to illegal immigrants, and he might be the first mayor to declare his city a sanctuary city to provide amnesty for illegal immigrants; Giuliani is a progressive pioneer much like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. What Giuliani is not is a good fit for attorney general because he will sabotage any and all attempts to secure America’s borders and deport illegal immigrants.
Attorney General Sessions is a vital part of the Trump administration’s immigration agenda. He is steadfast in his commitment to restoring law and order by taking steps such as punishing sanctuary cities by cutting off federal funds for attempting to stop U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from enforcing immigration laws. What are the odds that an Attorney General Giuliani would punish sanctuary cities?
It was Donald Trump’s position on illegal immigration and building a border wall that motivated millions of Americans to vote for him. Thus far, President Trump has failed to build the border wall he promised, but Attorney General Sessions has carried out the administration’s immigration plan, a plan he drafted for Trump, the presidential candidate, to perfection. Why replace Sessions with an unprincipled man whose opinions on issues are determined by the job he wants at a particular time?