In an impassioned interview, Sessions challenged donor-driven Republicans who are “too close to the corporate class,” for supporting a “radical” pace of immigration that would push the U.S. past all known records.
“America is surging past all historical [immigration] levels. I think it’s time to slow down,” Session declared.
Sessions offered a series of detailed facts to demonstrate the true scope of immigration and the depth of public desire to see those levels curbed.
“By a three-to-one majority of Americans they say we should reduce the flow of immigration rather than increase it. I think it’s time for politicians to look at this. They don’t know these numbers and they’re not listening to the American people,” Sessions said.
Sessions explained that the findings released by the Subcommittee he chairs debunk the talking points of “establishment elites” who want to continue record immigration against the interests and wishes of the American public.
“We’re told time and again that we don’t have a generous immigration policy and we need to have more,” Sessions said. Yet the facts do not bear this out. As the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee told Breitbart News, “The United States has taken in four times more worldwide immigrants than any other nation on Earth.”
“In seven years we’ll have the highest percentage of American non-native born since the founding of the Republic,” Sessions explained. “Some people think, ‘Well, we’ve always had this numbers,’ but that it’s not so. This is very unusual. This is a radical change.”
Indeed, in the 1920s, the last time the foreign-born share of the population reached a record high, then-President Calvin Coolidge hit the pause button for roughly fifty years, producing an era of explosive wage growth. That pause continued until the infamous Ted Kennedy ushered in his legislation that granted millions of immigration visas to the entire world and lied repeatedly about the impact it would have.
Sessions explained that if immigration curbs are not enacted, our current policy “will take us to numbers we’ve never seen before.”
“In fact, the United States accounts for five percent of the world’s population; we take in already 20 percent of the [world’s] immigrants. This is a stunning number in itself,” Session said.
When asked about Europe’s immigration crisis, Sessions explained that overly generous immigration policies, both in Europe and the United States, will only encourage more migration:
“Germany made a colossal error — too much like what we [the United States] did last summer,” during the Central American border surge.
Thank goodness someone is seeking to turn off the tap.