Sessions: ‘You Don’t Have a Constitutional Right to Come to America’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” while discussing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said, “You don’t have a constitutional right to come to America.” Partial transcript as follows: BASH: Let’s talk about the response that Mr. Trump had to the Orlando shooting. He said he would — quote — “suspend immigration from areas of the world when there is proven history of terrorism,” and also focused on the parents of the shooter, who emigrated from Afghanistan.  Does this mean that Mr. Trump is now in favor of a ban on all immigration from certain countries? SESSIONS: He simply said — and the way I understand it, and what I think is that we should slow down. Let’s have a pause and begin to analyze where the threats are coming from. We have a toxic ideology, hopefully very small, within Islam. Certainly, most people, Muslims don’t agree with this violent jihadist approach. And we need to figure out a better way to identify that. We have written the president, Senator Cruz and I, months ago, saying give us the background of the 580 terrorists that have been