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.
Press teleconference addressing the opposition to Jeff Sessions for U.S. attorney general from the immigrant community
11:00am EST, Thursday, January 12, 2017
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.741.6251.