Senator Jeff Sessions Endorses Donald Trump’s Common Sense “Americans First” Immigration Plan and calls for a change in the focus for which he has long advocated, the creation of an immigration system that serves the interests of the American people.
Rick Wells Reports:
There is a reason why a solution such as that offered by Donald Trump to America’s immigration problems has been so elusive; it involved the use of common sense.
While most politicians are not blessed with an abundance of that commodity, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is an exception to the rule. He worked with the equally sensible Donald Trump in the crafting of Trump’s new, thoughtful, citizen-centered immigration plan, which he whole-heartedly endorses.
Sessions describes it as “A mainstream plan to do what politicians have been promising to do for thirty years and haven’t done.” He lists some of the key points such as ending the job magnet by not allowing illegals to work, strengthening border enforcement and addressing visa overstays. He calls those ideas bread and butter and basic, adding that we’d be surprised by how quickly the positive results would be noticed.
He repeats a call for a change in the focus for which he has long advocated, the creation of an immigration system that serves the interests of the American people. He notes that people are hurting today, wages are down, jobs are down and that an American immigration policy should address the needs of Americans, including the opportunity to work in American jobs.
Sessions is asked about resistance in Congress to the idea of working for the American people first. He’s optimistic that if there were a will in the White House to serve the people rather than an agenda or special interests, and a clear directive from the people to work with a new president in that effort, even without new legislation the impact would be very dramatic.
It is not a matter of legislation so much as it is one of enforcement. Sessions says that, “Utilizing existing law we could make huge differences and reduce this illegality and create a system that serves the national interest. “’President’ Obama is just flat out refusing to enforce basic law that’s been on the books sometimes for a decade.”
Senator Sessions also addresses the “hammering” that American workers are taking as a result of the H-1B visa program that is geared towards the hiring of low-wage foreigners for long-term positions instead of available American workers.
In these times of economic hardship, the fact that our government is offering preference to the citizens of other nations, many of whom are in this country illegally is mind boggling and has to stop. Now we have a plan to make that happen.