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Sessions outlines problems with immigration bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAFF) -

Immigration reform was the topic on Thursday in Washington, and one Alabama senator played a prominent role.

Jeff Sessions has been an outspoken advocate against the so-called "gang of 8" bill. Sessions added more than 45 amendments to it earlier this week in hopes of derailing the legislation.

Thursday morning, he outlined his issues with the proposals.

"It is not going to be helpful for American workers when these 11-million are legalized," Sessions remarked. "They'll then be able to take virtually any job in the marketplace because they're illegal and didn't come here lawfully. We've got millions of Americans unemployed."

One of Sessions' amendments calls for 700 miles of double layer fencing along the border - at a cost of $6-billion.  He quoted a famous poem saying, "good fences make good neighbors."

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