Senator Sessions Speaks Up On Immigration

Senator Sessions Speaks Up On Immigration

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Senator Jeff Sessions says the current immigration bill will not end illegality and will weaken current law, among other things.

"I'm telling you I've looked at it, I've studied it. It will not work. It does not strengthen enforcement in any effective way."

He says the proposed bill would provide legal status for 30 million immigrants over the next ten years. Too much, he says, for the nation to absorb—and would be harmful, damaging worker's wages as they currently stand.

"It's going to make it, at a time of high unemployment, flat wages for maybe 20 years plus. We need our wages to start going up."

Under current law, the senator says the nation admits one million immigrants each year, which is the most generous in the world. He says we need a mixture of a system that is lawful, but still generous.

"However we do this, we need to end the illegality, we need to deal compassionately with people who have been here a long time."

Touching on border security, the Senator recently offered legislation that would add 700 miles of fencing. However, only 30 miles has been built, though the full funding is supposed to be there.

"American people are being ripped off. They're being told time and time again we're doing things that are going to stop the illegality and it's not so. The government has failed to follow through and this bill will continue that."

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