Senator Jeff Sessions, indicated by Donald Trump to be his attorney general, considered, on this Tuesday (10), that the arrival of millions of immigrants to the United States decreases the wages of the American by cheapening the workforce.

"I do not believe that theAmericanss want to end the immigration, but I think it affects the wages," Sessions said in front of the Judicial Committee on the Senate, where the legislators evaluated his designation to be the Head of Justice of the United States during #trump's government.

Known for his tough position about migration, Sessions showed his opposition to the arrival of millions of illegal immigrants, thinking that it increases the difficulty in the search for a job, given the great amount of people looking for work.

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"I believe that, in many ocasions, the Congress was complacent to support laws that would make big companies happy, but that would have an impact on the salaries," he said.

In the Senate, Sessions has become one of the toughest voices against legislative projects debated in the Congress in 2007 and 2013 in order to ease the way for about 11 million illegal immigrants that live in the country to achieve Amercian citizenship.

The senator for the state of Alabama was also against conceding visas to foreigners to work in high qualification posts and, in 2007, he managed to approve a law that forbids the hiring of illegal immigrants by enterprises that work for the government. This measurent, he tried to extend to the whole business sector.

Muslims

Sessions rejected the idea of prohibiting Muslims from entering the country to avoid terrorist attacks in the national territory, one of the proposals made by the republican magnate during the electoral race.

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"I do not support the idea of prohibiting the entrance to the country to Muslims as a religious group," Sessions said in front of the Judicial Committee of the Senate, where the legislators evaluated his nomination to be the Head of Justice of the USA in the new Trump's government.

Sessions was also questioned about the program Deferred Action on the Childhood Arrivals (DACA), proclaimed by president Barack Obama in 2012 which allowed the decrease of deportation of more than 750 thousand youngsters that arrived to the USA still as kids and are known as the "dreamers".

The senator confirmed his opposition to the law, which he called a "mass amnesty" and said that he would support Trump's decision of ending DACA. The program can be eliminated by the millionaire because it came into force by decree of the current president.

"It's very questionable, in my opinion, constitutionally this executive action," Sessions said.

Hillary

He also compromised to not personaly investigate the former secrectary of State Hillary Clinton for the e-mail case or the donations to the Clinton Foundation.

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"Our country does not punish its political enemies. Our country guarantees that no one is above the law," Sessions said.

Sessions guaranteed that he will refuse to execute any investigation about the donations to the Clinton Foundation or about the e-mail private server used by Hillary while she was secretary of State. The senator affirmed that an investigation of this kind would put his "objectivity under question," since he was one of the main critics of the candidate during the electoral campaign.