The Chairman of the Senate’s Immigration Subcommittee, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), is brimming with praise for Donald Trump’s pro-American worker trade and immigration policies.
The Senator issued a Sept. 9 statement after holding a surprise Capitol Hill meeting with the GOP frontrunner, following his speech at a rally opposing President Barack Obama’s Iran deal.
“Mr. Trump has outlined trade and immigration policies that serve the national interest, not the special interests,” Sessions declared.
“Anyone who wants to sit in the Oval Office must promote trade and immigration plan that improve jobs and wages for Americans,” Sessions added:
Wages are lower today than in 1973. We have already accumulated $442 billion in trade deficits this year alone. The Census bureau projects that new immigration into the U.S. will break all known records. Countless Americans, including millions of African-American and Hispanic workers, are hurting. The record admission of new foreign workers, combined with a weak trade policy that sends our jobs overseas, have decimated middle class incomes.
But America’s global elites continue to push trade and immigration policies that further reduce wages, increase joblessness and destabilize our communities. Mr. Trump has outlined trade and immigration policies that serve the national interest, not the special interests. Anyone who wants to sit in the Oval Office must promote trade and immigration plan that improve jobs and wages for Americans.
The Alabama Senator is pushing the Republican Party to increase its appeal to blue-collar voters. Polls suggest that Sessions has the numbers on his side.
Any Republican who hopes to win the White House would need to make inroads with key voting blocs, such as women and African Americans, who are suffering because of the huge influx of legal and illegal immigrants.
Many voters have abandoned the Republican Party, as its leaders have shown their determination to work with business to import more foreign labor and to implement more global trade pacts. Both of those policies are unpopular among blue-collar voters.
For instance, all net employment gains among women since the beginning of the recession have gone to foreign-born women, according to data from Bureau of Labor Statistics. Trump’s message to protect jobs for women is resonating. “Slightly over half of Trump’s supporters are women,” writes Real Clear Politics.
Similarly, Donald Trump is receiving 25 percent of the black vote against Hillary Clinton, according to a new poll from SurveyUSA.
Black Americans are one of the demographics most devastated by mass immigration– Black Americans have lost nearly one million jobs to immigrant workers, says U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow.