Sessions: ‘Gang of 8′ would give legal status to 57 million, including non-immigrant visas

Article author: 
Caroline May
Article publisher: 
The Daily Caller
Article date: 
6 May 2013
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

An analysis of future immigration flow released Friday by Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions shows that more than 32 million immigrants [and illegal aliens] would receive legal status over the next decade and an additional 25 million would be granted non-immigrant work visas under the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill.

...Sessions explained that number of legal immigrants over the next decade “exceeds the population of California, our largest state, and will have a very significant impact on our economy and the American people.”

According to the analysis presented by the senator, the high immigration estimate derived from visa program proposals in a revised 867-page bill crafted by a bipartisan group of eight senators shows that the bill would vastly increase the level of future “low-skill” immigration.

“[O]ver the first decade, the total number [of legal status] granted will be well over 32 million (not taking into account chain migration from increased legal flow),” the analysis reads. “Adding in all the various categories of nonimmigrant work visas, the number climbs to more than 57 million.”

The 57 million estimate includes the 11.1 million [to 40 million] illegal immigrants [illegal aliens] already in the country, who would receive legal status under the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill.

On the increase of new workers, Sessions did not mince words.

“This large flow of workers will impact working Americans significantly. It will reduce their salaries; dynamic scoring will not change that,” Sessions said, addressing one of the criticisms leveled against past immigration analyses.

“We have a time in this country when there is a growing failure of working Americans wages to keep up with inflation. That has been going on for more than a decade, some say 15, 30 years. And a large flow of low-skilled workers does impact the wages of Americans,” Sessions added. "...we have 90 million people outside the work force, 47 million on food stamps. Shouldn’t we be working to make sure every single American citizen now dependent on the social services of the government be provided the first opportunity to achieve a good job with decent pay with a retirement plan and a healthcare plan?” Sessions asked...

...Gang of Eight member Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s spokesman pointed The Daily Caller to a “Myth vs. Fact” series the senator’s office has been dispatching to attempt to dispel negative findings about the bill...


CAIRCO Research

United States Population is 315.8 million according to the US Census Bureau, and currently US population grows by one international migrant (net) every 44 seconds. 32 million new immigrants is equivalent to 10 percent of today's US population.

One out of ten people will be an immigrant brought here under the Gang Amnesty Bill.

This must certainly be music to the ears of GOP corporate sponsors who want an unending stream of cheap foreign labor - and ever more consumers. With an increasing base of consumers, corporate special interests won't have to invest to compete among a static consumer base. In other words, a growing pie means profits for all.

And of course the Democrats know that every new "immigrant" will be an "undocumented Democrat".