Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the Alabama Federation of Republican Women on Wednesday night that he will soon introduce a plan to halt the importation of new immigrant labor while the United States experiences its current high unemployment levels.
“We don’t need to be bringing in immigrants now, in any kind of numbers, that are going to take jobs from Americans,” said Sessions.
“We’re probably going to have more millions tomorrow to be announced as losing their jobs,” predicted the Wilcox County native.
The former senator from Alabama was addressing Alabama’s Republican women via a conference call because in-person political events have been eliminated to help spread the slow of the coronavirus.
The full details of Sessions’ plan to temporarily cease the importation of foreign labor are due to be released on Thursday, according to remarks by the candidate on Wednesday night.
“Every job we have needs to go to somebody that’s unemployed, that is here lawfully now,” Sessions explained.
Thursday morning will also see the release of the weekly unemployment numbers from both the state and federal Departments of Labor. The numbers are expected to again be near record highs.
Bloomberg News has preliminarily calculated that 5.5 million people filed for unemployment in the last week. JP Morgan estimates that the United States’ unemployment rate could approach 20% during the month of April.
“The last thing we need to be doing is bringing in foreign workers,” Sessions advised.