Senator Jeff Sessions. Being able to think helps.
What (apart from courage) has allowed Alabama’s Senator Jeff Sessions emerge as the leading patriotic champion in this year’s Amnesty/Immigration Acceleration War is intellect. (This is not new).
In Sessions: `Tide Is Beginning to Turn` Against Immigration Bill by Matthew Boyle Breitbart.com 1 May 2013 he observed
Professor [George] Borjas at Harvard, the leading expert on immigration and labor, has made so clear in his work that basically what he concludes is any benefit to this economy is at the expense of lower income workers’ salaries going down.”
George Borjas has made great contributions to immigration sanity but he has chosen not to be the public figure he looked like becoming after publishing Heavens Door in 1999. You have to really know the subject to be aware of him. (Recently he quietly published Immigration and the American Worker A Review of the Academic Literature at the Center for Immigration Studies.)
Not only does Sessions know of Borjas, he sees that the issue of the wage damage done in the lower economic and younger levels of American society is a lethal polemical weapon.
Jeff Sessions himself does not seem moved by money.
Other Sessions observations on the bill:
…this is going to be a disaster. It’s going to be a disaster for enforcement, it’s going to be a disaster for our budget, it’s going to be a disaster for the wages of American workers, it’s going to add to our financial deficit, Social Security and Medicare are going to be impacted over the long term by trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities and these numbers are not going to be disputed if we go forward.”
“…of the 11 million people here today illegally, over half do not have a high school diploma...a huge percentage will qualify for all kinds of these government programs. We’ve also discovered...that the people that are coming legally, about two-tenths of one percent, virtually nobody, is being rejected based on the requirement that you should not be a public charge. In other words, we’re not even enforcing that requirement and it’s certainly not going to be enforced with regard to those that will be given amnesty....”
“They’re selling the sizzle. They’re selling the smell. And it’s a shoe leather instead of a steak.”
If the tide is turning on this atrocity, Jeff Sessions will deserve much of the credit.