Senator Jeff Sessions has slammed Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive officer of social media site Facebook, for giving speeches to foreign audiences criticizing immigration laws in the United States. Sessions says that Zuckerberg is going against an American tradition and accuses him of being out of touch with the real world.
Sessions made the comments on Wednesday after reports that Zuckerberg had criticized the United States for having strange immigration policies that are unfit for society in the modern world. “Young Mr Zuckerberg maybe doesn’t know that there’s a deep American tradition, and a tradition in most developed nations really, you don’t go to a foreign capital to criticize your own government. I suppose he doesn’t know that. They probably didn’t teach him that when he was at one of the elite schools he attended.”
Sessions has been one of the most vocal opponents of the plan by President Obama to give up to six million undocumented immigrants living in the United States legal status and possible citizenship. Sessions has also slammed the administration for ignoring Congress’s opposition to this plan and for trying to use support from big companies such as Zuckerberg’s to work around this opposition.
Sessions has attacked this action as an attempt to take immigration policy away from ordinary Americans and those who represent them and put it into the hands of elite corporations. He slammed Zuckerberg for being one of the few who can live in “fenced-off estates” while everyone else has to deal with the real consequences of illegal immigration.