(TheFreedomFlag.Com)- Jeff Sessions was one of the first GOP big names to come out in support of then-candidate Donald Trump back in 2016, and while his relationship with the president may have soured since he’s still a staunch defender of America. The former Attorney General, who is once again a candidate for a Senate position, called for an end to all employment-based immigration during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sessions said in a press release on Thursday that the federal government should stop accepting immigration applications, and cease those in progress, from people who are coming to the United States for a job. He explained that such a measure should be kept in place until immigration levels return to below 3.5%.
The measure would, he explains, protect American workers and ensure every American has access to a job before businesses start looking overseas for candidates.
“American families and workers must come first,” he said. “It is morally wrong and economically disastrous to import more foreign workers when millions of Americans are out of work through no fault of their own.”
Sessions also praised the work done by President Trump to build the U.S. economy, before the pandemic forced businesses all over the country to shut down.
“Before the pandemic, our economy was booming with record low unemployment and wage growth. President Trump’s leadership has proved vital to restoring American economic strength,” he said.
Democrats won’t thank him for calling COVID-19 the “Wuhan virus” in the press release, either! This is a senate candidate who doesn’t care what the mainstream media says about him.
He’s the possibly the most Trump-like candidate the Republicans have ever seen!
American policies should put American workers FIRST. The US issues more than 1.4 million ‘temporary’ visas to foreign workers per year & that’s not counting new green cards, refugees, illegal aliens, or those who illegally overstayed their visas from previous years. pic.twitter.com/bYRP2aJIPM
— Jeff Sessions (@jeffsessions) April 18, 2020
Sessions repeated his suggestion during a segment with Fox News anchor, Tucker Carlson. He explained how the United States continues issuing 1.4 million temporary visas to foreign workers every year, and how that number doesn’t include green cards, illegal aliens, refugees, or those who illegally overstay on their visas.
That’s a lot of people!
Sessions’ suggestion comes at the right time, too. More than 22 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits over the last four weeks, as businesses across the country are forced to close or lay off staff.
Under his plan, employers would be allowed to utilize foreign workers in instances where they can prove that they have exhausted all efforts to hire American first.
“Rare exceptions will be granted only in critical, time-sensitive industries like farming, and only if the employer proves they tried to hire Americans first.”
Sounds like a good plan, right?