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Action Alert: Stop Sessions

Friday, January 13, 2017

Trump's pick for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, has proven himself to be the most dangerous ally of the anti-immigrant movement in Congress since his election in 1996. He has received awards from the anti-immigrant hate group FAIR and has invited members of anti-immigrant organizations to testify at Congressional hearings.

Call Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (877. 959.6082) today and tell them to oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.

During his tenure in the Senate he has been a champion for draconian immigration enforcement laws that break families apart, has railed against DREAMers as undeserving of our protection, and has been one of the fiercest proponents of stripping citizenship from children born in this country to undocumented parents. Sen. Sessions has even advocated for strictly limiting legal immigration.

The Attorney General is the single most powerful figure responsible for this country's immigration laws. In addition to being in charge of the nation’s immigration courts, the Attorney General is empowered to create new regulations, require particular forms of bonds or other documentation, issue new instructions, review past administrative determinations in immigration proceedings (including Board of Immigration Appeals’ decisions), and a whole host of other duties.

New York Immigration Coalition will be submitting a letter to Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand to let them know of our concerns and to urge them to vote no when Sessions' nomination is up for a full Senate vote. Organizations wishing to sign-on can do so HERE by 5PM Monday, January 9th. (Please note that this letter is for organizational sign-on only).

Senator Sessions track record shows he is too extreme to be this country's top lawyer and law enforcement officer, especially when it comes to immigrants and immigration. We must #StopSessions.

Call Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (877. 959.6082) today and tell them to oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.

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