Jeff Sessions Articles

Sessions: Visa Overstays 'Tantamount to an Open Border'

2:42 PM, Jan 20, 2016

Senator Jeff Session of Alabama blasted the findings of a new DHS report on visa overstays.

“This long-awaited report from the Department of Homeland Security demonstrates that we are in the midst of a national immigration crisis. The report examined only temporary visitors travelling as tourists or business workers, and only those entering at sea and air ports, and yet found that a shocking 527,127 individuals illegally overstayed past their mandatory date of departure. That's more than half a million overstays in one year for this one category of aliens. These figures do not include any foreign students or any other foreign worker programs such as the H-1B, the L-1, the H-2B and many, many more.

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Sessions: Ted Cruz Critical to Blocking Amnesty

3:58 PM, Dec 20, 2015

Senator Jeff Sessions, a Republican from Alabama, defended presidential candidate Ted Cruz at a rally last night in Alabama:

"Let me tell you, I was there every step of the way," Sessions says of the 2013 immigration bill. "Ted Cruz was on my side, fought this legislation all the way through."

Sessions went on to say that this election will decide the immigration laws (and whether they are even enforced) going forward.

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Sessions Praises Trump: 'Exactly the Plan America Needs' on Immigration

3:52 PM, Aug 16, 2015

Alabama senator Jeff Sessions, a Republican, released a statement Sunday praising the immigration proposal from presidential candidate Donald Trump. ""This is exactly the plan America needs," said Sessions. "Not only would the plan outlined in this paper work, but more quickly than many realize. Most importantly, this plan reestablishes the principle that American's immigration laws should serve the interests of its own citizens.

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Sessions: Homegrown Terrorism 'Made Possible by Unwise Immigration Policy'

2:52 PM, Jul 17, 2015

Jeff Sessions, a Republican senator from Alabama, details a pattern of terrorism committed by immigrants. These "events," he writes in a statement, "do not occur in isolation, but are often part of broader networks, groups, and pockets of radicalization made possible by unwise immigration policy."

The senator attributes the following terrorist activity since 2013 to immigrants:

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Sessions: They Won the Vote, But Lost the 'Trust of the American People'

'Washington broke arms and heads to get that 60th vote'
1:27 PM, Jun 23, 2015

Senator Jeff Sessions will release this statement in response to Senate's vote to advance the fast-track trade bill:

“Americans increasingly believe that their country isn’t serving its own citizens. They need look no further than a bipartisan vote of Congress that will transfer congressional power to the Executive Branch and, in turn, to a transnational Pacific Union and the global interests who will help write its rules.

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Sessions: Fast Track Would Lead to 3 Pacts Encompassing 90% of World GDP

7:18 PM, Jun 17, 2015

Senator Jeff Sessions is worried that the adoption of the Trans-Pacific Partnership would lead to an "historic international regulatory Commission" that would eoncmpass 90 percent of the world's GDP. He's concerned that it would "[create] a self-governing and self-perpetuating Commission with extraordinary implications for American workers and American sovereignty."

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Sessions to Obama: Make Trade Deal Details Public Now

11:34 AM, May 06, 2015

Alabama senator Jeff Sessions, a Republican, has written a letter to President Barack Obama regarding the request that Congress "fast-track" legislation on Trade Promotion Authority. Sessions says he has a number of questions Congress should expect answers to before the body agrees to "yield its institutional powers." Read the full letter below:

Dear Mr. President:

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Sessions: Trade Deal Opens Immigration Floodgates

6:30 PM, May 03, 2015

In a memo raising concerns about the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), Alabama senator Jeff Sessions worries that the trade deal would open immigration floodgates.

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Jeff Sessions’s Strong Stance on Immigration

10:20 AM, Apr 17, 2015

If there is anything that liberals and Big Business can seemingly agree upon, it’s that we don’t need an approach to immigration that benefits Main Street.  It remains to be seen whether anyone running for president will seize this opening and buck the liberal-corporate consensus, but in the meantime Sen. Jeff Sessions has been ably holding down the fort against Democrats and Republicans alike.  As his partial reward, he just received the wrath of the New York Times editorial board.

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Chart: U.S. Will Have More New Immigrants in 10 Years Than Population of Half-Dozen Major Cities Combined

7:10 AM, Apr 13, 2015

A new chart from the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest has produced this chart showing that, "U.S. To Admit More New Immigrants Over Next Decade Than The Population Of A Half-Dozen Major American Cities Combined."

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Sessions: 'We Took an Oath to Defend the Constitution, Not a Political Party'

4:01 PM, Feb 03, 2015

Republican senator Jeff Sessions will be releasing this statement responding to the Senate blocking a vote on Homeland Security funding:

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Sessions: Obama Budget 'Raises Taxes By $2.1 Trillion'

9:00 PM, Feb 02, 2015

Senator Jeff Sessions, the former ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, says President Obama's proposed budget "raises taxes by $2.1 trillion."

"The President has sent another tax-and-spend budget to Congress," Sessions says in a statement responding to Obama's proposed budget.

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Sessions: GOP Has No Plan to Block Obama Amnesty

9:34 PM, Nov 20, 2014

Senator Jeff Sessions says he’s not convinced his fellow Republicans have a plan to successfully combat President Obama’s newly announced executive orders on immigration. 

“I haven’t seen the details of a plan to confront this unprecedented power grab,” Sessions said in a phone interview Thursday evening. He added that while plenty of his Republican colleagues have released “tough” statements following Obama’s announcement, he hasn’t seen the party coalesce around a plan. 

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Sessions: 'The President Is Endangering Our Entire Constitutional Order'

8:27 PM, Nov 20, 2014

Senator Jeff Sessions responds to President Obama's executive amnesty speech:

"President Obama’s executive amnesty violates the laws Congress has passed in order to create and implement laws Congress has refused to pass. The President is providing an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with social security numbers, photo IDs and work permits—allowing them to now take jobs directly from struggling Americans during a time of record immigration, low wages, and high joblessness.

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Sessions: Obama Now ‘Emperor of the United States’

5:00 PM, Nov 19, 2014

Senator Jeff Sessions calls Barack Obama an "Emperor of the United States" now that the president is going ahead with executive amnesty.

"President Obama previously said he could not issue an executive amnesty because ‘I’m the President of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.’ Well, apparently we now have an ‘Emperor of the United States,’" Sessions writes in a statement.

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Sessions: 'Voters Sent Congress' Republicans to Stop 'President’s Unlawful Executive Amnesty'

11:51 AM, Nov 14, 2014

Senator Jeff Sessions wants Congress to stop the "president's unlawful executive amnesty." And he believes that's precisely why "Voters sent Congress a Republican majority."

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Sessions: 'Mandate' to Block Executive Amnesty

8:04 AM, Nov 05, 2014

Senator Jeff Sessions, who run reelection last night in an uncontested race, says last night's Republican victory is a "mandate" to block President Obama's planned executive amnesty. 

"[T]he American people dramatically repudiated the policies of President Obama, Senator Reid, and Leader Pelosi. It was also a dramatic affirmation of the policies our GOP candidates campaigned on: controlling spending, balancing the budget, repealing Obamacare, unleashing American energy, and boosting wages through pro-worker reforms," said Sessions in a prepared statement.

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Sessions: 'Obama Has Openly Reaffirmed His Unconstitutional Plan to Nullify Our Nation’s Sovereign Laws'

4:54 PM, Sep 06, 2014

Senator Jeff Sessions issues this statement in response to President Obama's decision to wait until after the mid-term election to take action on immigration by executive order.

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Sessions on Immigration: 'Where Do Your Senators Stand?'

3:01 PM, Aug 13, 2014

Senator Jeff Sessions says Americans should be asking where their elected representatives in Washington stand on "executive amnesty," which the Alabama Republican says "could be increasingly imminent and broad in scope." Here's an excerpt from his statement:

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Newt: Obama's Lawlessness Should Be GOP's 'Number One' Campaign Issue

6:39 AM, Aug 06, 2014

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich told radio host Laura Ingraham Tuesday that if President Barack Obama proceeds to amnesty thousands of illegal immigrants through executive order, Republicans should make the case against such a move the party's "number one" campaign issue for the 2014 midterm elections.

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GOP Senator: Obama To 'Effectively End Immigration Enforcement'

3:02 PM, Jul 25, 2014

The Obama administration is preparing to effectively "nullify" the immigration laws of the United States through an executive action, says one Republican senator. As Time reported Thursday, President Obama appears prepared to provide millions of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. work authorization via executive orders:

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Sessions: 'Lax Enforcement' Driving Illegal Immigration 'Surge'

6:51 PM, Jun 24, 2014

Senator Jeff Sessions argues that "lax enforcement" of border security is driving the illegal immigration "surge." Sessions, a Republican senator from Alabama, made the comments today on the Senate floor.

"Colleagues," Sessions began, "today there is an unprecedented crisis unfolding on our border. This crisis threatens the very integrity of our national borders, our laws, and our system of justice. It is a crisis of the Administration’s own making, and a crisis that the Administration continues to encourage."

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Sessions: 7 Million Have Left Workforce Since Obama Took Office

12:09 PM, Jun 06, 2014

Senator Jeff Sessions has released a statement that says, "7 Million People Have Left The Workforce Since The President Took Office." The statement is in response to today's jobs numbers.

"Today’s jobs numbers are only enough to tread even with population growth, maintaining unemployment at 6.3 percent. When you include discouraged workers, the unemployment rate doubles to an alarming 12.2 percent. There are still 3.2 million fewer full-time employed persons than there were in 2007," says Sessions.

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Sessions: President's Budget Raises Taxes $1.76 Trillion

12:34 PM, Mar 04, 2014

Jeff Sessions, the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, says that President Obama's budget includes a $1.76 trillion tax hike. 

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Obama's Budget Increases Spending 63 Percent, Increases Debt By $8.3 Trillion

11:30 AM, Mar 04, 2014

President Obama unveils his budget today. And the numbers aren't likely to satisfy fiscal conservatives and budget hawks, who might have been hoping for a budget that decreases spending and lowers the debt. 

According to analysis by the Senate Budget Committee Republican staff, working for Ranking Member Jeff Sessions of Alabama, over the next decade President Obama's proposed budget increases spending by 63 percent and increases debt by $8.3 trillion. 

Here are a couple charts from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee showing the numbers:

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Senators Demand FBI Head Answer Questions About Indictment of Dinesh D'Souza

11:31 AM, Feb 21, 2014

Four United States Senators have a written a letter to FBI director James Comey about the indictment of author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza. Senators Charles Grassley, ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee are the four senators, all Republicans, to have signed the letter.

The letter quotes Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz as saying, "I can't help but think that [D'Souza's] politics have something to do with it. ... It smacks of selective prosecution."

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Chamber CEO: U.S. Needs More Low-Skill Immigration Since Americans Are Not 'Qualified" or 'Willing' to Do Such Work

7:34 AM, Feb 14, 2014

Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue says in an op-ed that the U.S. needs more low-skill immigration because Americans are not "qualified" or "willing" to do such work.

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Sessions: 'Expose'--Don't Join--Obama's Immigration Plan

7:10 PM, Jan 30, 2014

Senator Jeff Sessions says that House Republicans should "expose" President Obama's immigration plan, and not join it.

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Sessions: 'For Every One Job Added, Nearly 5 People Left the Workforce'

11:28 AM, Jan 10, 2014

Alabama senator Jeff Sessions responds to the latest jobs report:

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Sessions Blasts President's Selection of New Economic Advisor

'The President has no new plan, no new vision, and there will be no change in course.'
1:39 PM, Sep 13, 2013

Alabama senator Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, issued this statement in response to President Obama announcing Jeffrey Zients to be his top economic advisor:

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