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April 11, 2013

Sen. Sessions inserts himself in black caucus talks on immigration

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Al., appeared to insert himself in discussions between the Congressional Black Caucus and senators working on a plan to revamp the nation's immigration laws by releasing a letter to the CBC from three members of the United States Commission on Civil Rights that warned the group about the potential negative impact new immigraton rules could have on African-American employment.

"In light of recent debates on comprehensive immigration reform, we are writing to address a rarely discussed effect of granting legal status or effective amnesty to illegal immigrants," the three commission members wrote in an undated letter to black caucus chair Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio. "Such grant of legal status will likely disproportionately harm lower-skilled African-Americans by making it more difficult for them to obtain employment and depressing their wages."

The commissioners stress that that they wrote the letter as individuals and not on behalf of the entire comission.

Sessions has spoken out against a comprehensive immigration overhaul package and prefers that more attention be given to securing U.S. borders. The black caucus has been quietly talking to Senate Democratic leaders and monitoring the work of the so-called "Gang of Eight" that is working on immigration legislation.

The black caucus, which supports revamping immigration laws, is seeking to ensure that whatever comes out of the Senate contains something that resembles the diversity visa program that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives essentially voted to do away with.

Fudge says scrapping diversity visas and replacing it with an immigration program that gives preference to high-skilled workers would adversely impact immigration from African and Caribbean countries.

Stephen Miller, Sessions' communications director, describes the writings of the three civil right commission panelists as a "powerful letter."


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Davej Francis

What a bunch of piffle? Any poll can alter the attitude of the voting public, if the wording is craftily engineered? I only trust the Rasmussen Reports, and that is NOT what "THE PEOPLE” said? Incidentally this gang of eight should read the thousands of comments published in the unbiased media and not just the mainstream Liberal press, because they dote over the Socialist and Progressives, who are out to destroy our liberties. From what I have read only about 5 percent insist on a Path to Citizenship and a pretty large majority think they should be deported. One thing’s for sure they are not going to be protected, when it’s time for reelection? Further, no new laws to make illegal aliens comfortable should be passed, until the REAL fences should be built, from one California to Texas, with only breaks for ports of entry. Those only children of a U.S. citizen should be able to claim citizenship. That business who use illegal alien labor, should get a mandatory prison term. That America desperately needs a federal biometric card to stop illegal aliens being hired, instead of the 20 million or more Americans jobless. Sign the pro-sovereignty petition at NumbersUSA, to stop this travesty of our laws. Waiting now for the release of the Heritage Foundation cost survey, as I am sure it’s going to be a eye-opener to its original payout for supporting illegal aliens as $2.6 TRILLION dollars. Read the daily news, reports and blogs, hidden by the Liberal media at American Patrol website.

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