Sen. Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsThe Memo: GOP in shock over White House drama How bad was Trump's week? Even the GOP is standing up to him More than 100 conservatives sign letter supporting Sessions MORE (R-Ala.) said President Obama’s immigration policies are a “hammer blow” the middle class.

“President Obama must end the immigration lawlessness,” Sessions said. “Even if the president could be trusted, the Senate Democrat plan he embraces would deliver a hammer blow to working Americans.”

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Sessions comments came as House Republicans are deciding whether to consider bipartisan immigration reform that passed in the Senate last year. Sessions has so far applauded Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerBoehner on Trump tweets: He gets 'into a pissing match with a skunk' every day Boehner predicts GOP will 'never' repeal, replace ObamaCare Sudan sanctions spur intense lobbying MORE (R-Ohio) for not considering the bill. But because of political pressures, Republicans are reconsidering that decision.

Sessions said the legislation would increase the number of immigrant workers at a time when U.S. unemployment numbers are high.

“The president’s plan doubles the flow of immigrant workers to compete against unemployed Americans and triples the number of mostly lesser-skilled permanent immigrants granted legal residency over the next decade,” Sessions said at the end of last week. “The only plan the president and Senate Democrats appear interested in supporting would hollow out a shrinking American middle class.”

Sessions, who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been an ardent opponent of immigration reform.