On Tuesday, January 10th, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin holding hearings to confirm Trump-appointee Jeff Sessions as the U.S. Attorney General. Human Rights Initiative of North Texas opposes the appointment of Jeff Sessions. We ask that you join us today and call your Senators and let them know you oppose this appointment which will be dangerous for immigrants as well as many others.
Take action today to #StopSessions. Call your Senators and let them know you oppose this appointment.
Here is a sample script for when you call:
“Hello, I am a constituent and I urge the Senator to vote against Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General. I am concerned that he would not protect the rights of all people, particularly immigrants. I am troubled by his long record against civil and human rights, and worried his policies as Attorney General will harm my family, friends, and community. Please vote against his confirmation.”
Texas Senator’s Contact Information
(202) 224-2934 –DC Office
(202) 224-5922 –DC Office
Other states find your Senators here.
HRI opposes the appointment of Sessions for several reasons. Here’s why:
- He has a long and troubling history of anti-immigrant votes in the Senate. As Attorney General he will be in charge of our nation’s immigration courts as well as immigration regulations and how immigration laws are interpreted and implemented. He could change asylum laws, make it more difficult for immigrants to bond out of detention and eliminate programs that provide legal orientation to those in immigration court. Given his well-documented anti-immigrant views, this would be dangerous to our clients and all who are impacted by U.S. immigration law.
- He has opposed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) a cornerstone of our country’s protections for survivors of domestic violence, including immigrant survivors.
- Sessions is also specifically opposed helping women and children fleeing Central America.