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Trump and Sessions Undermine Public Safety to Advance Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Sessions’ Sanctuary Speech in Miami Latest Reminder Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions went to Miami to deliver another speech that made clear that the Trump Administration is more interested in targeting immigrants for deportation than in protecting the public from crime. As is his custom, Sessions used the speech in Miami to attack Chicago … Continue reading »

Department of Justice Under Fire for Attacking Immigrants; ACLU and Chicago Fight Back

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) advances a thinly veiled, bigoted agenda, cities and organizations are fighting back against the Administration’s mass deportation policies. The DOJ is facing scrutiny from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which filed open records request yesterday with the federal government seeking any communications between state and … Continue reading »

Sessions, Homan Are Threatening Sanctuary Cities — But Law So Far Has Been on Immigrants’ Side

Attorney General Jeff Sessions hates immigrants, so it’s been no surprise that he also hates so-called “sanctuary cities” — places that allow immigrants to live in peace as long as they don’t commit any crimes. Sessions and the Trump Administration have tried to implement an executive order against sanctuary cities, threatened local officials with federal … Continue reading »

Advocates Protest Jeff Sessions Visit to Las Vegas, Call Out Deportation Policies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Las Vegas today, in a short speech that was as usual full of comments demonizing immigrants and misrepresenting so-called “sanctuary cities”.  He said that Clark County, Nevada – which encompasses Las Vegas – needed further investigation as to whether it can be considered a sanctuary jurisdiction. Clark County was … Continue reading »

ICYMI: A Session in Hate

Former Senator and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions has long been one of the loudest voices against immigrants and immigration reform. When he was in the Senate, Sessions took every opportunity to denounce immigrants in incendiary terms and oppose immigration reform legislation. He also has a record of making remarks against African-Americans that were so … Continue reading »

Sessions Capitulates on Defunding Sanctuary Cities On Monday, and then Launches a Sneak Attack on Tuesday

Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions seemed to back down on his crusade to defund so-called “sanctuary cities” — jurisdictions that prioritize public safety for all, rather than deportation for all. In effect, he capitulated to a San Francisco court order and admitted that his threats to defund such cities were toothless. Here’s why: 1) the current … Continue reading »

Ahead of AG Sessions Visit, Long Island Community Leaders Stand United — in Favor of Addressing Local Challenges Together, and Against the Visit by the Divisive Sessions

Long Island, NY — On a press call today, local community leaders made it clear that what Long Island needs is for local leaders, elected officials, and law enforcement to come together to address the community’s challenges, not a politically-motivated visit by the divisive Attorney General Jeff Sessions. A Sessions visit is more likely to … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez: Sessions, Trump Want to Make Immigrants “Public Enemies #1”

This morning, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) took to the House floor to highlight the ways in which Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump Administration are demonizing and criminalizing immigrants, in order to make them easier to deport. Sessions is already seeking ways to get his Department of Justice more involved with the prosecution of immigrants — … Continue reading »

Sessions’ Letter Threatening Sanctuary Cities is Empty and Misguided Threat

Jeff Sessions has been angling for a greater role in immigration enforcement for his Department of Justice, and last Friday he fired another salvo, threatening nine jurisdictions with decreased federal funding over their “sanctuary city” policies. Sessions sent letters to the state of California; the cities of Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia; and the counties … Continue reading »

The Real Story of Immigration Enforcement in the Trump Era: Ohio Mom Maribel Trujillo-Diaz Set for Deportation

Deporting Mothers and Other Long-Settled Immigrants Is a Stain on Our Nation, Exposes Cruelty of Trump-Sessions-Kelly Mass Deportation Plan Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to the southwestern border yesterday to deliver two speeches that, once again,scapegoated immigrants as criminals and used that portrayal to try and justify sweeping new measures aimed at immigrants. Describing the ramped-up … Continue reading »