Factsheet on Jeff Sessions

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On November 18th, President-elect Donald Trump selected Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as his nominee to become the attorney general of the United States. A key responsibility of the attorney general is to oversee the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division enforcing our nation’s civil rights laws and upholding the U.S. Constitution.

The attorney general also plays a significant role in immigration enforcement and adjudication, including setting policy, through the oversight of the immigration court system and the appointment of immigration judges.

Senator Sessions has opposed civil rights legislation and led anti-immigrant efforts throughout his Senate career.  His record of disenfranchising and denying the rights of people of color, immigrants, and Muslim communities, as well as his overtly racist statements made during his career as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, make him unfit for the position of attorney general of the United States.

The attached fact sheet provides a detailed account of why Senator Jeff Sessions is unfit to serve as U.S. attorney general.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Sessions’ nomination on January 10th and 11th.  Senator Sessions has submitted a woefully incomplete set of responses to the required committee questionnaire. The hearing should be delayed until Sessions has fully responded to the questionnaire.

We ask that you take action by making calls (877-959-6082) today to tell your Senators to #StopSessions from becoming the next U.S. attorney general.

Sample call text:

Hi, my name is ____________ and I’m a constituent of Senator _________.  I want Senator _________ to oppose the nomination Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.  

 

I also want Senator _______ to demand that Sessions’ confirmation hearing be delayed until Senator Sessions has submitted his full record for review. We have a right to know all relevant information before he is considered for this important position.


ALERT: ICE is planning raids on the Cambodian community in the next few weeks. If you are Cambodian, have a deportation order, and were asked to check-in with ICE soon, contact 415-952-0413 to speak to a lawyer.

For resources and information regarding legal services, visit SEAraids.org
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ALERT: ICE is planning raids on the Cambodian community in the next few weeks. If you are Cambodian, have a deportation order, and were asked to check-in with ICE soon, contact 415-952-0413 to speak to a lawyer.

For resources and information regarding legal services, visit SEAraids.org

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My understanding is the US plans to deport 200 cambodians per year until everybody with an order of removal is deported. I don't mean to cause fear but I strongly encourage anybody with a removal order to fight their cases now because once you are detained it becomes much more difficult to have access to attorneys and other resources. I fear this cycle will continue over the next few years.

7 hours ago   ·  10

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None of us are free unless all of us are free from fear! This is unacceptable!

8 hours ago   ·  8
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I love you all, my Southeast Asian brothers and sisters! You’re not alone in this fight!!

3 hours ago   ·  1
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Started with Mexicans, Muslims, now Cambodians... who is next?

7 hours ago   ·  3

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Immigration lawyer ain’t going to do anything but take your money

4 hours ago   ·  2
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Again come on! This is no way to live😠

8 hours ago   ·  1
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Thavanh Vongkeo

6 hours ago
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Lean Pil share with your philly friends

5 hours ago
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David Seng

6 hours ago
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What about Stockton???? My brother in law check in march!!!! What should he do???

5 hours ago

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I am an immigration attorney and I was at immigration court today. I represented four individuals, all from Vietnam, all legal permanent residents with old crimes and recent entries to the U.S. I echo the suggestions above. If you have a removal/deportation order, if you have a history of crimes, if you plan on traveling outside of the U.S., speak with an immigration attorney.

1 hour ago
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Devon Lernsdale

2 hours ago

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This is crazy... the group just left and they starting again already😡

7 hours ago
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Do we have information on Massachusetts?

8 hours ago

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Pechta Sok

5 hours ago
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Molly Mall

34 minutes ago
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The Cambodian and Viet communities are again targeted by US militarism-police abuse: from being attacked and displaced in the war in Indochina to becoming refugees to living in US ghetto-conditions to jail now to deportation. This is generational torture by imperialism. Like the Central American exodus the US exports war and guns, imports labor via refugees, over polices them and deports people, and so the cycle continues. I am so sad and sick. I take actions at rallies and make donations to express my rage and solidarity but where do I put the sadness.

6 hours ago   ·  7

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Don’t Check it,go somewhere n live off the land, if your gon get deported anyway

4 hours ago
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