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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Immigrant Leaders to Respond to Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Attorney General Nomination Hearing
Press Advisory

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Immigrant Leaders to Respond to Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Attorney General Nomination Hearing

Washington, D.C. — Following a contentious hearing for the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for U.S. attorney general, immigrant leaders will respond and call on Congress to oppose his nomination.

Sessions is a leading opponent of legal immigration in the Senate and a champion of “self-deportation.” As attorney general, he would have oversight over the entire immigration judicial system, giving him the latitude to implement policies that could put many more immigrants into the deportation system.

Immigrant rights leaders, representing key constituencies, will hold a call tomorrow to call attention to key positions and remarks made by Sen. Sessions during the hearing and their effect on immigrant communities and the future of immigration reform.

WHAT:              

Press teleconference addressing the opposition to Jeff Sessions for U.S. attorney general from the immigrant community

WHEN:

11:00am EST, Thursday, January 12, 2017

WHERE:               

CAP Action conference line

WHO:                   

Angela Kelley, Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Angel Aldana Lopez, Board Member, Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice

Enrico Santos Trevisani, Campus Chapter Leader, Voto Latino

Jiny Kim, Vice President, Policy and Programs, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Kamal Essaheb, Director of Policy and Advocacy, National Immigration Law Center

 

To join the call, please RSVP to Terrence Clark at tclark.af@americanprogressaction.org or 202.741.6251.