Sessions: ‘Companies Don’t Get to Set the Immigration Policy’

Sessions: ‘Companies Don’t Get to Set the Immigration Policy’

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) railed against President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, saying that “companies don’t get to set the immigration policy” on Friday’s “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. 

“Companies don’t get to set the immigration policy in America. They need to understand that. We have a shortage of jobs in America. Wages are falling … we’ve got people on welfare. We’ve got people unemployed. People whose wages are down, people working part time, who want to work full time, and that’s who’s being forgotten in this business. 20 times reporters said this summer business groups are in the White House negotiating this kind of a deal. And I think it’s really awful. Somebody needs to stand up for the American worker on the integrity of our legal system” he stated.

Sessions continued, “It provides benefits to increased immigration for businesses. It gives everyone here that he would approve the right to take jobs throughout the economy, whether it’s a power company, truck drivers or the county commission or city hall. So, it’s a massive move to provide more job seekers when we don’t have enough jobs in this country.”

Regarding the means to stop the president’s executive action, he declared “nobody wants a shutdown, certainly not I. Congress should fund the government of the United States, but Congress has a duty not to fund programs that we believe are bad, unlawful, or unworthy of financial support. And I think we will fund this government. I think we should not fund the proposal that the president wants to carry out.”

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