Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsRhode Island announces plan to pay DACA renewal fee for every 'Dreamer' in state Mich. Senate candidate opts for House run instead NAACP sues Trump for ending DACA 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 Andrew BoehnerSpeculation mounts, but Ryan’s job seen as safe Boehner warns Trump: Don't pull out of Korea-US trade deal GOP Rep: Ryan wasting taxpayers dollars by blocking war authorization debate 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.