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the Indio-Bangladesh border fence.
If Walls Don't Work Then Why
Does Everyone Have Them?
(The Hill) - Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) knocked Hillary Clinton's immigration policies Friday, amid reports that a "wall" will be built around the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
"It’s interesting that the Democratic National Committee will have a wall around their convention to keep unapproved people out while at the same time, their presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, pushes for open borders policies that are even more radical than President Obama’s," Sessions said in a statement Friday.
Special Agent James Henry told a local NBC station that the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live! would be enclosed in "no-scale fencing" as part of the convention's security measures.
Sessions added Friday that "Clinton and the DNC don’t hesitate to use walls and guns for protecting themselves and their elite friends. I say it’s time to provide such protection to the at-risk people like Kate Steinle, and Clinton not understanding this will lead to her defeat.”
Steinle was killed last year in San Francisco by an man in the country illegally, and who had a history of felony convictions and had been deported multiple times.
Republicans have used her death to try to increase mandatory minimum penalties for immigrants who enter the country illegally. They also want to crack down on cities who don't comply with federal immigration laws.
Sessions, who has been mentioned as a potential vice presidential pick for Donald Trump, added Friday that Clinton's immigration proposals would "increase the risk of terrorism and criminal behavior."
"She would refuse to deport dangerous criminal aliens until after they have been convicted of committing heinous crimes against Americans [and] close detention centers," he said.
The statement comes after Sessions, speaking at the Faith and Freedom Road to Majority Conference Friday, argued it is "just and biblical that we have a lawful system of of immigration."
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