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Sessions blasts Obama’s immigration policy delay as political

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said President Obama is playing politics by delaying his latest executive order on immigration policy.

“President Obama’s announcement that this would come only after the midterm elections is of course an attempt to protect the Senate Democrat incumbents who have enabled President’s Obama lawless immigration decrees every step of the way,” Sessions said Saturday.

{mosads}Sessions comments came after Obama announced that he would wait until after the midterm elections to issue an executive order that would extend worker visas to nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants, some of whom have children that are U.S. citizens.

Sessions has been critical of the president’s plan, saying it would take jobs away from U.S. citizens.

“Illegal workers will be instantly allowed to take precious jobs directly from struggling Americans in every occupation in America,” Sessions said. “Countless more unlawful workers will pour across the border and overstay their visas.  These executive actions will incentivize a tsunami of illegality.”

Sessions has called for a Senate vote on House-passed legislation that would ban the president from issuing executive orders on immigration policy. He said Senate Democrats are “direct partner in this lawless scheme” because they haven’t supported the House bill.

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