Sessions: Large-Scale Amnesty Likely to Add Trillions to Debt

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions voiced concerns over the bipartisan proposal for immigration reform introduced on Monday by eight senators, saying the plan will substantially increase the already sky-high national debt and criticizing the federal government for inadequately enforcing existing immigration laws.

“No one should expect the members of the Senate are just going to rubber stamp what a group who met decided,” Sessions said on the Senate floor.

While immigration system needs to be reformed, Sessions said, the country has been through this dance before.

The Alabama senator recalled the failed promise of enforcement following immigration reform in 1986, as well as the aborted attempts at immigration reform in 2006 and 2007.

The latter efforts, Sessions said, didn’t succeed “because it did not do what they said it would do. It did not end the illegality. It did not set forth a proper principle of immigration for America, [and] it did not sufficiently alter the nature of our immigration system to advance the national interest of the United States.”

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  • Bruce Feher

    Big deal! Trillions more in debt? Just print more money, Everyone knows that money is made of paper and paper is made from trees and there are plenty of trees, right?

  • I am still learning about the current proposals. I would hope that the proposal retains what has been required of all the others. Under the usual
    process, most individuals applying for immigrant visas (i.e. permanent
    residency) have had to be sponsored by someone who submits an adequate affidavit of financial support. There are few exceptions such as for juvenile orphans. The affidavit of support ensures that the applicant has adequate means of financial support and is unlikely to become a public charge after entering the US. Under the I-864 affidavit of support, the government has the right to be reimbursed for any welfare expenditure toward those sponsored. This contract endures for 10 years.

  • Lou

    Join Numbers USA . com to send FREE pre-written faxes to Congress written from a traditional American immigration perspective. It’s very effective.

  • Delores109

    NO AMNESTY. Our economy has been deliberately collapsed by Obama and Soros. This is another ACT OF TREASON on their part. Our nation cannot afford to support everybody and his brother. I live in Arizona, where I’ve watched illegals crawl through tunnels into Arizona. As an American citizen, I DEMAND, that illegals be tossed out of this country on their ears.
    To HELL with compassion. These are criminals who have invaded our nation illegally. We are BROKE. Congress, do your job, and protect the American people. Obama, stop your continuous ACTS OF TREASON, or you will be CONVICTED.
    Delores Smith
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  • Capt.America

    Hey Dummy that’s part of the plan.