Below is Senator Jeff Sessions‘ response to Friday’s terrible unemployment report which showed only 88,000 new jobs were added to the economy, about half the average of the last few months. Plus, the labor force participation rate dropped to 63.3 percent, the lowest since 1979 (the Carter administration). Nearly 90 million Americans older than age 16 are out of the work force.
There was plenty of hand-wringing about the dismal numbers, but Sessions was unique in connecting the report with the negative affect on Americans of the proposed behemoth amnesty.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today following the new jobs report:
“Today’s jobs report reveals that 90 million Americans are now outside the labor force. We need to be getting Americans back to work, helping people move off of food stamps and welfare, and find good jobs with steady incomes. But the comprehensive immigration bill being drafted right now would provide nearly immediate work authorization to millions of illegal immigrants while substantially increasing the future flow of workers. Our first priority must be to help American citizens, and current legal immigrants, find good employment. What we cannot have, and what is not sustainable, is an economic system where a large and growing share of our population is permanently unemployed while jobs are filled by a constant supply of foreign workers.”
The percentage of foreigners taking American jobs continues to increase and will grow further if the evil amnesty is allowed to become law.