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April 24, 2013 - 9:39 am

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) does the math on the Gang of Eight’s immigration plan and finds that it will legalize far more people than advertised. In fact, according to Sessions, the bill would bring in more people than the population of the entire state of Texas.

“Under current law, we would have 10 million people added legally into America over the next 10 years,” Sessions told Andrea Tantaros today. “If we pass this bill, it looks to be at least 30 million will be added. With the annual flow up at least 50%, plus 11 million, plus 5 million who will be in a backlog status. This would dramatically increase the number of people legally being accepted in America.”

The current population of Texas is about 26 million. It’s the second most populous state in the US, after California.

Sessions added that the American people are unaware of just how large the increase would be. He added that the massive influx will hurt Americans and legal immigrants who are already here, economically.

“Think about a recent immigrant who’s just out there and beginning to work legally. And low skill Americans who don’t have computer skills…their wages have not gone up. Unemployment is very high. Last month we added only 88,000 jobs, which is well below what you need to maintain current levels of employment. And 486,000 dropped out of the workforce entirely. We don’t have a shortage of workers. We have unemployed at very high levels and we need to be moving the people of America off welfare, off dependency, into the workforce,” Sessions said. “We just can’t say that,well, we’re having a hard time getting workers at this salary and therefore I’m entitled to bring in large numbers of low wage workers. That’s not the right approach for America.”

Sen. Sessions made his remarks on the Andrea Tantaros Show. Listen to the entire interview here.

The Andrea Tantaros Show is produced for Talk Radio Network by the Fox and Rice Experience.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Not everyone will go to college. At one time a skilled roofer or framer could make a decent wage. Now all of those construction workers are sitting idle. Drive by any new housing development and it is plain to see why so many contruction workers are unemployed. They have been replaced by illegals. The workers are paid cash "under the table" and often make less than minimum wage. It isn't that American workers don't WANT these jobs. They CAN'T afford to take the same wages that illegals take. Further, even if Americans were able to take the jobs at the same wages as illegals, the illegals would still have a leg up because the employers aren't paying workmen's comp and so forth.

Why would we import workers when the workers that we have are sitting idle? It doesn't make sense to me.
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I admit to being completely baffled by Republican support for legalizing illegals. The Democrats want this because it dramatically improves their demographics. The Republicans, even RINOS, gain no advantage from this, and also piss off their core constituents. It's one thing to be the Supid Party, but the CRAZY Stupid Party?
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And what's the deal with Rubio? Other than a lot of Cuban-Americans, he will gain nothing from adding more "Hispanics" to the voter rolls. They will consider him a "Tio Tomaso" (Uncle Tom), and vote for any Democrat rather than him.
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Not everyone will go to college. At one time a skilled roofer or framer could make a decent wage. Now all of those construction workers are sitting idle. Drive by any new housing development and it is plain to see why so many contruction workers are unemployed. They have been replaced by illegals. The workers are paid cash "under the table" and often make less than minimum wage. It isn't that American workers don't WANT these jobs. They CAN'T afford to take the same wages that illegals take. Further, even if Americans were able to take the jobs at the same wages as illegals, the illegals would still have a leg up because the employers aren't paying workmen's comp and so forth.

Why would we import workers when the workers that we have are sitting idle? It doesn't make sense to me.
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O.K. Let's all tie:1)PORK, 2)Immigration reform, 3)welfare increases, 4)redistribution of income, 5)Jihadists, 6)LGBT movement , 7)Honor Killings, 8)Sex Slaves and 9)Planned Parenthood together, here goes:
PORKULUS! PORK, PERIOD! $6.5 billion in PORK! PORK! PORK!.
Buried within the 844 pages of the bipartisan immigration bill -- amid historic shifts in policies such as a path to citizenship for 11 million unauthorized immigrants -- are pet provisions of the senators who crafted it.
1)South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham wants more visas for the meat industry, a major employer in his state.
2)Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., pushed for special treatment for Irish workers; his state is home to a large population with Irish ancestry.
3)Republican Sen. Marco Rubio sought help for the cruise-ship industry, a big business in his home state of Florida.
4)And Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado wove in a boost for ski areas.
5)After months of difficult negotiations -- which nearly derailed an immigration deal -- the business community and labor unions hashed out a new work-visa program to allow up to 200,000 low-skill workers to come to the U.S.
6)Adding extra visas for meat, poultry and fish cutters wasn't part of that deal. Including it was the work of Mr. Graham, said people familiar with the negotiations.
7)The final bill sets aside up to 20,000 additional visas for meat cutters and trimmers. The industry employed 158,480 Americans nationwide in May 2012, according to the Labor Department.
Some examples of what's "carefully laced" into this Senate bill presided over by none other than "Keating Five" McCain -"let's build the damn fence!" fame...NAH! Flim-flammery of the highest order. More "redistribution" of every taxpayers hard earned wealth to insane, "crony-capitalist" PORKULUS!!! Stop this insanity!!! Vote no on this omnibus "smoke-and-mirrors" Immigration (now-you-see-it-now-you-don't). If one thinks healthcare has skyrocketed now...HAH! wait till this "Bill" gets implemented! Welfare will never be the same. Pray. Amen. Hell! Even the "Boston Bombers" got naturalization and immediately went on welfare...how's them apples? HUH!!!!
Sharia Laws already exist...will expand. Sex slaves will proliferate. Yep! Fix-the-problem-once-and-for-all!!!
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