By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R from Alabama) said that President Barack H. Obama’s new Executive orders giving amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants already in the country and making it easier for corporations to import even more foreign workers makes more profits for powerful corporate CEOs, whom Sessions refers to as: “Masters of the Universe” while depressing wages for the American middle class whose interests are ignored by the President.
Senator Sessions said in a statement, “It’s time for us to stand up for the American worker, for a change. One thing you didn’t hear last night in the President’s remarks was any concern about recent immigrants’ salaries; American workers’ difficulties finding a job, [or] the steady decline in wages that have occurred in this country…”
Sen. Sessions said, “A nation owes things to its people. It owes responsibility and fidelity to their interests. And the average working truck driver is worth just as much as Mr. Zuckerberg. Just as much as the Wall Street ‘Masters of the Universe.’ Who’s representing them? Mr. Gates demands action from President Obama… The same week Microsoft laid off 18,000 workers… If you want to be able to lead the American people, you should serve their interests.”
Sen. Sessions continued, “President Obama’s immigration orders will give work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants—allowing them to take jobs from Americans in every occupation—while substantially boosting the supply of new foreign labor for IT corporations, despite a surplus of 11 million Americans with STEM degrees but no STEM jobs. Obama’s immigration orders expanding record immigration rates will cause enormous harm to the middle class and their wages—all to help the special interests whose legislation was defeated by Congress.”
Sen. Jeff Sessions has been very outspoken on this issue for the last few years on this issue and in recent days has made guest appearances on Fox News and CNN to voice his objections to President Obama’s executive orders, which bypasses Congress.
Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution reads: “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow Money on the credit of the United States; To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes; To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization…”
Article 2 Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution on the President reads: “he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” Critics of the President’s policy argue that President Obama has usurped the power of the Congress to establish and set the uniform Rule of Naturalization, while violating his own oath of office.
FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said in a written statement, “The president’s announcements tonight have nothing to do with immigration. This fight has to do with whether or not we are a country with laws and a separation of powers designed to protect the will of the American people from the arbitrary actions of Washington insiders.”
Kibbe said, “The president himself, who taught constitutional law as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, explained that he is ‘not the emperor of the United States, [his] job is to execute laws that are passed.’ By proceeding, President Obama is not only breaching constitutional limits on his power, he is asking every single public official who took the oath to uphold the Constitution to break the law with him.”
Kibbe warned, “The expansion of executive power under this administration has created a dangerous pattern of unilateral action that will almost certainly be abused by future presidents, regardless of party.”
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) serves on four Senate committees: Armed Services, Judiciary, Environment and Public Works, and is the Ranking Member on the Senate Budget Committee. Sessions was recently reelected to his fourth term in the United States Senate.