Sessions to Propose Flurry of Amendments to Immigration Bill

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Friday, 03 May 2013 01:37 PM

By David Yonkman, Washington Correspondent

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Sen. Jeff Sessions, a leading critic of the "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill is readying a flurry of amendments ahead of the bill's mark-up, predicting the bipartisan bill would attract tens of millions of new immigrants to the United States.

"There are so many problems with the legislation that it’s hard to know where to start," Sessions said during a conference call with reporters. "We really need to take the time to examine this 844-page legislation."

The Alabama Republican said he is readying an amendment to the Senate bill’s proposal on "chained migration" — which would expand eligibility for family members of immigrants, resulting in 30 million new arrivals over the next 10 years, according to Sessions.

Sessions said other amendments that he will offer would deal with border security and visa programs.

He said the bill’s expanded visa programs would dramatically increase the future flow of low-skill workers, bringing in an additional 25 million immigrants.

"These numbers give real warning to the American people about what is about to occur," he said.

Sessions said the wave of immigrants would decrease wages and reduce job prospects for American workers, especially in low-skilled jobs.

Sessions pledged to work to make the Senate bill secure the borders, require employers to verify worker eligibility, crack down on legal immigrants who overstay visas, and modernize the legal immigration system.


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