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Sessions Will Use ''Every Effort'' to Stop Immigration Bill
(2007-06-25)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions pledged to use ''every effort'' to slow President Bush's plan to reform immigration laws and enforcement.

In an interview Sunday on ABC News' This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Sessions said ''a lot of people believe in a vision of comprehensive reform, which I share. My difficulty is this bill will not achieve vision. It will not work.''

Sessions, a Republican member of the Senate's Judiciary Committee, said the Senate needs to pull the bill, which he said verged on granting amnesty to the 12.5 million people in the country illegally.

Sessions' comments followed Stephanopoulos' interview with another Senate Judiciary Committee member, Sen. Ted Kennedy.

In that interview, Kennedy criticized Sessions and other opponents of the plan for not providing an alternative to Bush's plan.

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