Senator Jeff Sessions yesterday alleged that President Obama has conspired with technology companies in an attempt to make it simpler for immigrants to find work in the United States to the detriment of millions of American citizens who still cannot find a job. His comments followed a report from Politico that said officials from the Obama administration were working with tech firms such as Cisco and Intel to get them to throw their support behind Obama taking executive action on immigration reform.
The Politico report says that tech firms are considering ideas such as making use of unused green cards and changing work authorization programs. “This administration is actively working against the interests of the American worker,” Sessions declared, adding: “And Senate Democrats, instead of defending Congress and their constituents, are handing their vote over to Leader Reid and President Obama.”
Some tech firms have openly supported changing the immigration system in the United States so that they can more easily hire new workers from overseas; however, Sessions insists that this effort to make it simpler to give jobs to foreign workers only makes it harder for millions of unemployed Americans to be able to find work, noting that the tech industry has increased the number of layoffs by 68% in the last year.
“The increases in foreign workers demanded by corporate lobbyists would be in addition to the Administration’s plan to implement amnesty by executive fiat, providing work permits to five to six million illegal immigrants and visa overstays who will be able to take any job in any industry, public or private,” Sessions says, pointing out that millions of Americans are on welfare.