In its report, CIS points out that both of Tennessee’s senators, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Bob Corker (R-TN), voted for the comprehensive immigration bill that passed the Senate last summer, which would have vastly increased the number of foreign workers in the United States.
“It’s remarkable that any political leader in Tennessee would support legislation that would increase the number of foreign workers allowed into the country, given the relatively weak job growth in the state and the large share of working-age people not working,” Steven Camarota, CIS’s director of research, said Monday.
Alexander’s major primary opponent, state Rep. Joe Carr, has made immigration a centerpiece of his campaign to unseat the sitting senator. The Tennessee Republican primary is this week, and Alexander remains a favorite to keep his seat. (Eric Cantor was also a favorite to keep his seat until....election day...just sayin)