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Sessions Responds Timing of Executive Amnesty

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R from Alabama) released a written statement following an admission by a White House spokesman that the implementation of an executive amnesty has been pushed back several weeks because they hoped it would delay public outrage until after the election.

Sen. Sessions said, “One is left breathless by the White House’s admission that it is timing its planned nullification of America’s immigration laws for after election day in the hope that it will spare Senate Democrats from the public’s wrath. Instead of rebelling against executive amnesty, Senate Democrats have supported it every step of the way. They continue to put their loyalty to Leader Reid and the White House ahead of the interests of the struggling American workers they are supposed to represent. America’s borders are not up for debate. Activist CEOs do not get to sit in a secret meeting at the White House, flanked by amnesty activists and Democrat consultants, and decide it’s time to scrub away our national boundaries.”

Sen. Sessions said, “We must not let this happen. We will not let this happen. The people of this country will not tolerate the decimation of their laws, borders, and wages.”

According to information released by Senator Sessions office, President Obama’s planned executive amnesty would provide work permits and “legal” status by Presidential decree to an estimated 5 to 6 million illegal immigrants, awarding them legal status to compete for jobs against legal immigrants and native born American citizens for all occupations. Meanwhile, President Obama is continuing to lobby for the Senate immigration bill, which would double the number of new guest workers for corporations flooding the country with new legal immigrants to fill jobs at lower wages.

The United States has experienced some of the highest immigration levels in its history in the last 25 years. While high immigration rates are good for American corporations, thirsty for new workers and new consumers, it has been disastrous for American workers who have seen their wages stagnate while jobs for high school graduates and increasingly even for college graduates have become harder and harder to find.

President Obama, the Democratic Party, and many business friendly Republicans have embraced the policy of high immigration rates. Senator Jeff Sessions however has argued that American immigration policy should benefit the American worker NOT jettisoned to benefit fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Sen. Sessions is credited with organizing opposition to the 2013 Senate immigration reform bill which has been stymied in the Republican Controlled U.S. House of Representatives for almost a year.

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Senator Jeff Sessions is a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and is the Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate in 1996 to replace the retiring Howell Heflin (D), Sen. Sessions was an Alabama Attorney General and a U.S. District Attorney for President Ronald Reagan.

Sen. Sessions is running for a fourth term in the Senate; but no politician from either political party was willing to oppose him on the ballot.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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