According to those close to the transition team, President-elect Donald Trump has selected Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be the new Attorney General of the United States. Sen. Sessions has a long history of fighting for the American worker and was the loudest opponent of the Gang of Eight bill.
Sen. Sessions’ relentless fight to reduce illegal and legal immigration has earned him the highest grade in the Senate for this current Congress on our NumbersUSA grade cards and the second highest career grade in the Senate as well.
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Sessions has served as Chairman of the Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee, where he held several hearings to show how high immigration levels negatively impact American workers and he has written a number of bills and op-eds against Pres. Obama’s executive amnesties and increasing the refugee resettlement program.
“To the American people, millions of whom are hurting and neglected, I give you this message on behalf of every Republican pushing to end this amnesty: we are going to fight for you, and I am asking you to share your concerns with members of the Senate,” Sessions said last year on the Senate floor in an effort to block funding for Pres. Obama’s executive amnesties.
In a recent op-ed Sen. Session wrote, “Perhaps the least discussed but most important feature of the Gang of Eight’s immigration plan is its arrangement with certain business groups to provide them with multiple avenues to avoid hiring U.S. workers by bringing in record numbers of workers from abroad.”
“The statistics make clear that there is simply not a shortage of American workers. Rather, there is a shortage of Americans who are working,” Sessions said during a Senate hearing.
As attorney general Sen. Sessions will have the authority to hold sanctuary jurisdictions accountable for violating federal law. Sen. Sessions has introduced several pieces of legislation to end funding to sanctuary cities and to end the release of criminal aliens into American communities.
Read more on Sen. Sessions at The Washington Post.
From Numbers U.S.A. Original Story