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Monday, March 03, 2014

Sessions Gets It Right about Amnesty

The liberals have invented a trendy new slogan that's supposed to make us happy about Congress voting amnesty for illegal aliens. It's called "Get right with the law." But the pro-amnesty crowd is not right with the law at all! In fact, they are winking at and overlooking all the violations of U.S. law committed by illegal aliens and by the lobbyists who are promoting amnesty disguised as immigration "reform." We should tell them that playing with words will not sell amnesty to Americans or sell non-amnesty to illegals.

A few weeks ago, Republicans in the House of Representatives went into what they called a "retreat" in a Maryland hideaway to consider a statement of so-called "principles" put before them by the Republican leadership. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama immediately said that statement is "the same recycled talking points, crafted with the help of the same consultants and special interests," and the legislation they proposed "ensures only that the illegals will get amnesty and Americans will not get the enforcement and the closing of the border we all want.

President Obama's plan is to force "legislation that drastically surges the future flow of new immigrant workers competing against unemployed Americans." Senator Sessions said that the Republican so-called principles will also "surge the already unprecedented level of legal low-skilled immigration to the U.S. that is reducing wages and increasing unemployment." Senator Sessions said that the Republican goal should be "to transition millions of struggling Americans from welfare and joblessness to work and rising wages." Then Senator Sessions conveniently summarized the facts about where we are and where we should be going in a 30-page statement, refuting ten widely circulated falsehoods that are used to deceive the public on this issue, and I'll tell you about those tomorrow.
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