Sessions: If Mexico Doesn't Pay for Wall, US Undocumented Will

Toni Houston
April 25, 2017

The data offered by Sessions was apparently from a July 2011 report by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, citing $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits paid out to USA residents who were ineligible for work, according to Politico.

The AG's comments about the Aloha State sparked an immediate response from its Democrat US senators. Sessions' undermining of Judge Derrick Kahala Watson is a risky attempt to skew that much-needed balance of power.

And Sessions may have picked up his anti-Hawaii cues from right-wing media, which reported that Obama had "unexpectedly" flown alone to Hawaii on March 13, two days before Watson issued his ruling, and that Watson just happened to go to Harvard Law School with the former president.

"The way the system works is that whenever the government is shut down, people blame the Republicans", Sessions said.

Hoping to get a standard definition for "sanctuary city", Austin Mayor Steve Adler will join several other mayors Tuesday in Washington D.C. for a meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

He added, "I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the President of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power". "We're going to defend the president's order". Senator Mazie Hirono said the remark was "dangerous, ignorant and prejudiced" and an attack "against the very tenets of our constitution and democracy".


Attorney General Jeff Sessions prepares to speak before a meeting of the Attorney General's Organized Crime Council and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Executive Committee on April 18.

Schatz also wrote: "State of Hawaii has many islands, not one island". Island of Hawaii has 186,000 people.

"Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific - a lovely one where the Attorney General's granddaughter was born", Prior said.

In response, the Department of Justice tried to walk back Sessions' remarks, saying in a statement that "Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific ― a attractive one where the Attorney General's granddaughter was born".

Sessions made the comments about Hawaii in an interview with "The Mark Levin Show" last week.

"I don't know that I said anything that I would want to phrase differently", Sessions told Bolduan.

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