Sessions: America Is Not a Spreadsheet

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) expressed strong disagreement with the claim of The Wall Street Journal that U.S. companies can’t find enough Americans to take jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.

Said Sessions, “Each year, the U.S. graduates twice as many students with STEM degrees as are hired in STEM occupations. Contrary to the suggestion that these students are finding better, higher-paying jobs, the opposite is true. About 35 percent of science students, 55 percent of technology students, 20 percent of engineering students and 30 percent of math students who recently graduated are now working in jobs that don’t require any four-year college degree.”

Criticizing companies for hiring foreigners for cheap labor instead of Americans, the senator stated, “America is a country, not a spreadsheet. A country puts the needs of its own citizens first.”



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