Sen. Sessions: Pro-Amnesty Billionaires 'Have No Clue What Congress Owes the 318 Million Who Employ Them'

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | July 11, 2014 | 12:59 PM EDT

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) responded today to a New York Times Op-Ed promoting amnesty by billionaires Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

Sessions said the billionaires' opinion piece shows they're clueless about the obligations of Congress to the American people:

"It is clear that three of the richest billionaires in the world have no clue what Congress 'owe[s] to the 318 million who employ them'.

"We owe them our loyalty, our compassion, our devotion. It is precisely because of our duty to the working people of this country that we must stop legislation that would import tens of millions of lower-wage workers to replace them."

Sen. Sessions suggested that passing Pres. Obama's immigration reform package would not just harm Americans, it would also be fruitless:

"The President cannot be trusted to enforce any immigration law.  We are in the midst of a border disaster-created by the President's lawlessness-and Mr. Adelson, Mr. Gates, and Mr. Buffet want to implement a massive amnesty bill.  Such a plan would wreak havoc on our nation's laws and borders, which mean a great deal to the good and decent citizens of this country."