In the issues of border protection and immigration, “Hungary is even more effective than we are,” former U.S. Attorney General during the Trump administration, Jeff Sessions, told pro-government daily Magyar Nemzet. In the interview, the former Republican senator also praised Hungary’s historic role in defending their Christian roots and Western civilization, while admitting that President Trump admires Prime Minister Orbán for standing up for his country against the likes of Brussels bureaucrats.
On Tuesday, Justice Minister Judit Varga received former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in her office, who she praised in her social media post for playing a key role in shaping the Trump administration’s immigration policy.
At the invitation of the Danube Institute, the former Republican senator participated in several debates this week and also gave an interview to pro-government newspaper Magyar Nemzet.
In the interview, Jeff Sessions praised Hungary’s historic role in defending its Christian roots and Western civilization and believes that Hungary is more effective than the United States in the issues of border protection and immigration.
According to Sessions, there is a growing sense both in America and Europe that we are at an ideological crossroads, and he is glad that Hungary is stepping up and pushing back against the bureaucrats of Brussels.
“Trump admired Prime Minister Orbán for this, because he sympathized with nations standing up for their rights,” the former senator underscored.
A nation has a legitimate right and can be even required to set and enforce its own immigration policy, Sessions said regarding migration.
“The political Left is constantly working to undermine border security in the US and Europe. But if you enter a country illegally, you must face the consequences, including being detained,” Sessions added.
The former senator also noted that many Americans believe that things are going in the wrong direction under Biden’s administration because he is destroying the previous leadership’s immigration policy.
I have to say that Hungary is even more effective than we are, because we had a lot of loopholes in our legislation, and Congress did not act to eliminate them,” Sessions remarked.
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