Voting-integrity advocates Sunday blasted President Obama for seeming to condone voting by illegal immigrants.
Obama made his comments in an interview Thursday with millennial actress Gina Rodriguez, and the video gained widespread attention this weekend. Rodriguez told Obama that “Dreamers, undocumented citizens — and I call them citizens because they contribute to this country — are fearful of voting.” She asked if they would be deported.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, one of the leading opponents of illegal immigration in Congress, blasted President Obama Sunday for comments in which heappeared to condone non-citizen voting.
“I am shocked that the president of the United States — who is the chief law enforcement officer for the nation and to whom all federal law enforcement officers report — failed to strongly and immediately object to a statement by an interviewer that unlawful immigrants can and should vote in U.S. elections,” Sessions (R-Ala.) said in a prepared statement. “The interviewer proposed a radical and illegal action, which the president had a duty to condemn.”