Sessions on Immigration: ‘What Good Does It Do to Bring in Somebody Who’s Illiterate in Their Own Country?’

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered his thoughts on immigration policy under the presidency of Donald Trump.

Sessions emphasized that Trump wasn’t opposed to immigration and that argued that who is admitted to the United States should be based on merit and what doesn’t pose a risk to national security.

“[I] think people need to get focused on this,” Sessions said. “We are not against immigration. The president is not against immigration.  What the American people want, have a right to, and what’s good for America is a lawful system of immigration.  And when we admit people to our country, we should be like Canada. We should evaluate them and make sure they are going to be lawful. They are not threats to us. They have the education and skills level to prosper in America. That’s good for them and good for America. What good does it do to bring in somebody who is illiterate in their own country, has no skills and is going to struggle in our country and not be successful?”

“That is not what a good nation should do. And we need to get away from it. A good debate needs to be happening this year. The president is right on the lottery. That’s ridiculous. How absurd is that for a policy for a great nation. We need to tighten up on our admission of people from dangerous areas of the globe where we can’t vet, where we have high numbers of terrorists that live in those areas. We should certainly be more careful and limit that kind of immigration.”

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