Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a remarkable address this week that focused on gang violence, opioid addiction and a number of other topics the current Justice Department is focused on in the attempt to make America safe again, but perhaps his most important words were spoken on the topic of illegal immigration. Particularly, in a time when both Republicans and Democrats seem to be pushing us towards DACA amnesty, Sessions attempted to dispel the grand myth of “undocumented minors” and how we should supposedly open our arms to illegal immigrant “children.”
Sessions’ speech was particularly timely, coming the day after Nancy Pelosi told her constituents in San Francisco that illegal immigrant families had done a “great thing” for the U.S. by bringing their children here to live, work, and go to school. While conservative Americans tried to remember the last time an elected official openly encouraged foreigners to break U.S. law, Sessions was preparing to set the record straight in Boston. He did so while drawing attention to the DOJ’s work in disrupting and destroying the dangerous MS-13 gang in the northeast.
“As this community knows first-hand, MS-13 is probably the most violent and ruthless gangs on the streets today,” Sessions said. “It has made inflicting gruesome violence their primary feature.
“Over the past few months, I have been to ground zero for MS-13,” he continued. “First, I traveled to Central Islip, New York, where the gang is running rampant: killing victims, traumatizing communities, and replenishing its ranks by taking advantage of the Unaccompanied Alien Child program. This program continues to place juveniles from Central America into this gang controlled territory. It is clearly being abused.”
That comment was only one small part of a broader overall focus on the MS-13 gang and the horrors it has visited upon American citizens both natural born and immigrant, but it was an important part. It was, hopefully, one of those eye-opening moments for confused Americans who were beginning to buy into the left-wing propaganda that says these “children” pose no threat to our shores. Nothing could be further from the truth.
“We are now working with the Department of Homeland Security and HHS to examine the unaccompanied minors issue and the exploitation of that program by gang members who come to this country as wolves in sheep clothing,” Sessions said. “In fact the gang uses this program as a means by which to recruit new members.”
Illegal immigration isn’t all sunshine and rainbows as so many Democrats would love for us to believe. Yes, as Trump memorably said, “some are good people.” But many are not. Many are coming here to deal drugs, kill their gangland competitors, and exploit American freedom for every drop of blood its worth.
We can no longer afford to be naive about this issue, and we’re glad to have an attorney general who isn’t.