WASHINGTON, June 19, 2018 – Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more than 240 stations across the country. On the show, Atty. Gen. Sessions highlighted a discussion he had with Tony and other evangelical leaders earlier today on reforming immigration policy.
Attorney General Sessions commented, “People have taken advantage of the system. People who are waiting their turn are getting frustrated as those who are breaking the line are getting ahead, and placing children at risk. We need legislative reform and we need to do a better job of carrying out the laws we have... This issue is about establishing a lawful system of immigration that’s fair, that’s just, that serves the interests of the people of the United States of America and protects them… and at the same time allow for a certain number of people to come. There have to be limits, to come into our country lawfully each year. What we’ve got now is a system that’s not working,” concluded Sessions.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, and host of Washington Watch, added, “I’m always looking for the silver lining – I’m a ‘glass half full’ guy. This has brought attention to the immigration issue that I’ve not seen in the 15 years that I’ve been here. None of us want to see families divided, even if it’s just for a couple of weeks, we don’t want to see that happen. So maybe, as we talked about today, maybe this will bring all sides together to come up with what is really needed in our country – an overhaul of our immigration system.”
To listen to the full interview, click this link: https://soundcloud.com/family-research-council/ag-jeff-sessions-immigration