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Jeff Sessions

Former U.S. Attorney General (DOJ)

Resigned: 11-07-2018

Who is Jeff Sessions?

Before Jeff Sessions resigned in November 2018, he set the administration’s law enforcement priorities. Jeff Sessions has a long record of racial prejudice, bias against immigrants, attacks on reproductive rights, and hostility to protecting the right to vote. As a senator, Sessions voted six times to block people from health care services at Planned Parenthood.

“I firmly believe that Roe v. Wade and its descendants represent one of the worst, colossally erroneous Supreme Court decisions of all time.”

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Here is what Jeff Sessions controls

U.S. Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is a federal executive department of the U.S. government responsible for enforcing federal laws, protecting the rights of the American people, and ensuring fair and transparent courts.

Policies Jeff Sessions controlled

LGBTQ Rights

Legal Status for Dreamers

Detention of Pregnant Immigrants

2020 Census

Separating Immigrant Families

Asylum

Public Benefits for Immigrants

Immigrant Access to Abortion

Background on Jeff Sessions

Controlling Undocumented Women’s Access to Abortion

Jeff Sessions defended unconstitutional efforts by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to control young undocumented women’s reproductive health care decisions.

The Hill
A History of Racism

Jeff Sessions was once denied a federal judgeship based on accusations of racism.

Washington Post
Ending Protections for Trans Students

Jeff Sessions rescinded the Obama administration's anti-discrimination protections for transgender students.

New York Times
Opposing the Violence Against Women Act

Jeff Sessions opposed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which aimed to create new protections for LGBTQ people and Native Americans.

Quartz
Eliminating DACA

Under Jeff Sessions’ leadership, the Department of Justice worked to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which would take away the rights and dignity of 800,000 immigrant youth.

Pew Research Center