Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration's decision to rescind the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. Sessions called the Obama administration executive order an "unconstitutional exercise of authority from the executive branch."
"We cannot admit everyone who would like to come here. It's just that simple," Sessions said Tuesday.
ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS: As Attorney General, it is my duty to ensure that the laws of the United States are enforced and that the constitutional order is upheld.
There is no greater good for the overall health and well being of our republic than preserving and strengthening the impartial rule of law. Societies where the rule of law is treasured or societies that tend to flourish and succeed. Societies for the rule of law is subject to political whims and personal biases, tend to become society's afflicted by corruption, poverty and human suffering.
To have a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest, we cannot admit everyone who would like to come here. It's just that simple. That would be an open border's policy and the American people have rightly rejected that. Therefore the nation must set and enforce a limit on how many immigrants we admit each year and that means all cannot be accepted. This does not mean there are bad people or that our nation disrespects or demeans them in any way, it means we are properly enforcing our laws as Congress has passed them.