UFW & UFW Foundation: Confirmation of Congress' most anti-immigrant lawmaker is ‘distressing'
UFW & UFW Foundation: Confirmation of Congress' most anti-immigrant lawmaker is 'distressing'
Senator Jeff Sessions' confirmation as Attorney General is distressing since he has been one of the most anti-immigrant lawmakers in Congress. As a senator, Sessions opposed every reasonable immigration reform proposal. He also misled the Senate and the nation about his 1980s civil rights record as U.S. Attorney in Alabama. We still don't know whether Sessions as Attorney General will continue ongoing criminal contempt of court proceedings that could put former Maricopa County (Phoenix, Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio in jail for ignoring a federal judge's injunction against Arpaio's illegal racial profiling based on race and language.