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Legal immigration a target of top Trump cabinet pick

Amy Scott Nov 18, 2016
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Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions pledges his commitment to Republican candidate for President Donald J Trump before he speaks to supporters at a rally at Ambridge Area Senior High School on October 10, 2016 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.  Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Legal immigration a target of top Trump cabinet pick

Amy Scott Nov 18, 2016
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions pledges his commitment to Republican candidate for President Donald J Trump before he speaks to supporters at a rally at Ambridge Area Senior High School on October 10, 2016 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.  Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
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If there were any doubts about President-elect Donald Trump’s immigration agenda, his pick for Attorney General offers some clarity.  Republican senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama has been called “amnesty’s worst enemy” and favors not just widespread deportations of undocumented immigrants, but drastic reductions of legal immigration. Sessions has argued that the second “great wave” of immigration beginning in the 1960 is the main force driving down wages in the U.S. 

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