Sessions: Sanctuary Cities Like Secession, Nullification That Led to Civil War Sessions: Sanctuary Cities Like Secession, Nullification That Led to Civil War – NTK Network

Sessions: Sanctuary Cities Like Secession, Nullification That Led to Civil War

The attorney general announced in California that Abraham Lincoln settled the issue of whether the federal government has the right to enforce its laws.

By NTK Staff | 03.07.2018 @12:28pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking in Sacramento, California on Wednesday, compared the state’s “sanctuary” policies to nullification efforts in the south that led to the American Civil War.

“This administration and this Justice Department are determined to make [immigration laws] work effectively for all our people,” Sessions said. “The law is already in the books.”

“There is no nullification,” he declared, citing the failed pre-Civil War doctrine of Sen. John Calhoun (R-SC). Calhoun argued that states could ignore federal laws with which they disagreed, especially on slavery, an issue that the Civil War resolved.

“There is no secession. Federal law is the supreme law of the land,” Sessions continued, comparing the situation to the circumstances that led to the Civil War. “I would invite any doubters to go to Gettysburg or go to the tombstones of John C. Calhoun or Abraham Lincoln. This matter has been settled.”

The attorney general called California’s refusal to comply with federal immigration law “a rejection of law” that creates an “open-borders system.” Sessions said so-called “sanctuary” policies were rejected by American voters.

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