Senator Sessions is committed to immigration reform that serves the national interest – not the special interests – and that curbs the unprecedented flow of immigration that is sapping the wages and job prospects of those living and working here today."
"Sessions has also been a leading opponent of President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesties, which gives jobs and benefits to illegal workers at the expense of struggling families."
Question 4: A super-majority of GOP voters say immigration is too high. Every year, on autopilot, we let in another one million immigrants on green cards, 700,000 foreign guest workers, half a million foreign students, and 100,000 refugees and asylees. Historical precedent would be to reduce record-breaking immigration, rather than continuing to surge it beyond all historical precedent. Will you support legislation to reduce immigration numbers, and will you oppose legislation that would add to the number?
ANSWER: I will support legislation to reduce the numbers, and will oppose legislation to increase the numbers. I have laid out a detailed plan to accomplish this goal on my website. My suggested reforms include a requirement to give all open jobs to Americans first — instead of importing foreign replacements.
- The ending of Parole in Place enabling family members of US military members to adjust status;
- The ending of DAPA and DACA, and the recreating of undocumented status for these groups;
- The ending of Advance Parole as a lawful admission for adjustment purposes;
- The limiting of EB-5 usage by revisions to processes and regulations that will make EB-5 Regional Centers difficult, if not impossible to operate;
- The increase of unregulated scrutiny of H-1B, L-1, and E-2 applications for US and international business seeking to expand in the US;
- The constricting of the interpretation of lawful presence and the expansion of what constitutes unlawful presence for adjustment and consular processing purposes;
- The expansion of restrictive reading of existing law for individual immigrants with extraordinary and exceptional ability and national interest waivers;
- The limiting of relief for minors under the Special Immigration Juvenile program; and
- An increasing number of RFEs and denials for EB-2 and EB-3 immigrant visa applications in the context of education and experience requirements and ability to pay wages by a continuing shifting of interpretation of existing law.