Reports indicate Donald Trump has chosen Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to fill the Attorney General spot in the Trump administration.
On the very complex issue of immigration, Sessions appears to be a bull in a China shop.
He's also fought legal immigration, including guest worker programs for illegal immigrants and visa programs for foreign workers in science, math and high-tech. In 2007, Sessions got a bill passed essentially banning for 10 years federal contractors who hire illegal immigrants.
"Legal immigration is the primary source of low-wage immigration into the United States," Sessions argued in a 2015 Washington Post op-ed. "... What we need now is immigration moderation: slowing the pace of new arrivals so that wages can rise, welfare rolls can shrink and the forces of assimilation can knit us all more closely together."
According to AlexNowrasteh, the pick "is worrying for pro-immigration folks. Sessions is smarter than Kobach & less likely to overreach, run afoul of Constitution.
He understands how law actually works & knows which constitutional issues he can push & which he can't to minimize court interference."