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9 Days to Save America: Sen. Sessions Says GOP Congress has “the overwhelming power” to Stop Obama

In the wake of the attack by Islamist terrorists – jihadis as they call themselves – on the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California demonstrated once again the existential threat Obama’s open borders policy holds for America and the idea of constitutional liberty. 

But as Senator Jeff Sessions pointed out in comments emailed to CHQ and a news release posted earlier this week, unless GOP leaders in Congress—the party controls both chambers, the House and the Senate—do Sen. Jeff Sessionssomething to pull back on Obama’s “blank checks” for potentially-ISIS-connected Syrian refugees and other potential terrorists, there’s no way to stop Obama from bringing them in.     

"Under a provision in the Immigration and Nationality Act, there is no statutory limit on the number of refugees the President may bring into America any given year.  There just isn’t.  However, the overwhelming power Congress has over the executive branch is to exercise its proper and constitutional role controlling the purse—the people’s money.  That is just fundamental but is not being exercised enough,” his Senate Immigration and the National Interest subcommittee staff explained to CHQ. 

And Senator Sessions is absolutely right. Under Article 1 of the Constitution all legislative power is invested in Congress. Moreover, under Article 1, Congress controls the purse and immigration and naturalization – they have as Senator Sessions so correctly stated it, “the overwhelming power” to rein-in Obama, if the establishment Republican congressional leadership will only use it. 

And more to the threat of the California jihadi attack, Senator Sessions presciently raised concerns about Muslim immigration to the United States, saying he’s worried about the lack of enough law enforcement resources to ensure that they’re not terrorists.

Altogether, we can expect to issue nearly 700,000 green cards – or lifetime residency cards – to migrants from Muslim nations over the next five years (as we did over the last five years). Terror groups have demonstrated that they will recruit from among this inflow. 

We have already identified nearly 30 foreign-born individuals charged or convicted of terrorism offenses in the last year – investigations which required the deployment of vast manpower, financial and legal resources. 

Sessions warns that unless GOP leaders in Congress—the party controls both chambers, the House and the Senate—do something to pull back on Obama’s “blank checks” for potentially-ISIS-connected Syrian refugees and other potential terrorists, there’s no way to stop Obama from bringing them in.  

General Michael Flynn, recently retired Direct of the Defense Intelligence Agency made this incisive observation in an interview with the German magazine Spiegel Online, which we quoted in our article “It Only Takes One: Why We Must Stop Importing Jihad Through Muslim Immigration:” Instead of asking ourselves why the phenomenon of terror occurred, we were looking for locations. This is a major lesson we must learn in order not to make the same mistakes again.” 

As we concluded in our columns “Homegrown Muslim Terrorism Fueled By Obama – Bush Immigration System,” “America's Suicidal Muslim Immigration Policies,” “Importing Jihad” and “Why Do We Let These Vipers Into America?” Islam, as it is today practiced by millions of Muslims across the globe, is inimical to the separation of church and state and government based on constitutional liberty. We are in a war of ideas, not just with radical Islamists, but with concepts deeply embedded in Muslim culture. And as long as mass legal (and illegal) immigration from Muslim countries continues unabated we are losing that war. 

We have 9 days to stop the funding of Obama’s priorities; it is time to tell Republicans in Congress that we demand an end to the “show votes” and that instead of giving Obama a blank check for the final year of his administration they exercise the power the Constitution gave them to stand as a check against Obama’s dangerous policies and unconstitutional actions.

We urge you to sign the petition and then contact your Representative and Senators (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) tell them that it is time for leadership; they must stop bringing jihad to America. Tell them if they fail to use the power of the purse to stop Obama from bringing more Syrian “refugees” and other potential terrorists to America they will have not only forfeited what little legitimacy they have left, they will have become complicit in the bloodshed that will surely follow.

Click this link to read Brietbart’s  Matthew Boyle for complete coverage of Senator Sessions’ comments on the Continuing Resolution.

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