The leader of populist conservatism in the United States and the closest thing we have to an authentic nationalist in Congress, Senator Jeff Sessions, bluntly declared Hillary Rodham is "disqualified" from being considered for President by serious people because of her stance on immigration.
"The fact that Clinton would go even further than Obama’s extreme lawlessness disqualifies her for the position of chief law enforcement officer of the United States," Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said in a statement Friday.Sessions added that a "plain refusal to follow established law is extreme and will only further the lawlessness."[Sessions: Clinton's immigration stance 'disqualifies her, by Jordain Carney, The Hill, July 15, 2016]
The radicalism of the Democrats when it comes to immigration is the Dog That Didn't Bark in the 2016 election. At a time of international terrorism, continued waves of Central American youths rushing the southern border, an epidemic of sexual harassment cases directed against European women by Muslim migrants, and massive unemployment and low wages, the Democratic Party is all but promising to abolish immigration law and admit an unlimited number of people to enter the country. Such an action would overwhelm any efforts to create jobs, increase wages, or rebuild crumbling American infrastructure.Indeed, Hillary Clinton's warnings about the dangers of illegal immigration from only a few years ago would place her on the far right today.
Incredibly, neither the Republican Party nor Donald Trump seems to be focused on this issue. So it falls to Senator Sessions to connect the dots between the Open Borders policies being urged on the Western world and the rising threat of Islamic terrorism.In a statement after the terrorist attack in Nice, Sessions pointed out the failure of the Muslim community in France to assimilate and warned of increasing radicalism. And he predicted the United States, under President Clinton's plan to expand the number of Muslim refugees to the United States, would soon face the same threat.
We increasingly face the same problems in the United States. In seven years, we will reach the highest level of foreign born in our history. While limited, carefully vetted immigration is in our national interest, the push for open borders and ever higher levels of immigration increasingly isolates new immigrants and threatens our security. Hillary Clinton proposes raising the current level of unvettable Syrian refugees from the present 10,000 to 65,000 per year.It has been reported that migration from Muslim majority countries represents the fastest growing segment of the 1.1 million green cards we issue every year. Since 9/11, we have permanently resettled approximately 1.5 million migrants from Muslim nations in the United States. By the time President Obama leaves office, he will have left our immigration system more vulnerable than ever. As we work to protect Americans from terrorists, we must understand how open we’ve been to immigration from countries with a history of terrorism.[Jeff Sessions: Islamic Attacks Like Nice, Orlando Inevitable Unless Immigration Policy Change, by Michelle Moons, Breitbart, July 15, 2016]
Ultimately, we don't face a terrorism problem. We face an immigration problem. To reverse the old neoconservative slogan, we are fighting them there and then importing them here.Donald Trump wasted his VP pick on someone who, in the best case scenario, will appeal to movement conservatives who are probably going to vote for him anyway. He needs to re-energize his base, win over independents and Reagan Democrats, and appeal to women who are worried about security in a dangerous world. In order to do that, he needs to return to the one issue which first propelled him to the top of the Republican Party and which can expose the extremism (and hypocrisy) of Crooked Hillary and her Democrats. That means a focus on immigration.It's a shame Jeff Sessions isn't Trump's VP. But it will be an election costing disaster if Trump doesn't start following his lead on policy soon.