Sessions: Will We Abandon American Workers–or Save Them from Obama’s Amnesty?
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) delivered these remarks on the Senate floor Friday evening.
The U.S. Department of Commerce informs us that “today’s typical 18- to 34-year-old earns about $2,000 less per year (adjusted for inflation) than their counterpart in 1980.” That is a sharp and painful wage decline for young Americans. What has happened in the labor market since 1980?
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau offers this insight: “From 1930 to 1950, the foreign-born population of the United States declined from 14.2 million to 10.3 million…[but] Since 1970, the foreign-born population of the United States has increased rapidly due to large-scale immigration.” Census Bureau statistics report that in 1980, the foreign-born population stood at 14.1 million.
From 1980 through 2013, the immigrant population tripled from 14 million to more than 41 million.
This large increase in the size of the immigrant population is the direct product of policies in…
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