Jeff Sessions Confirmed

posted Feb 15, 2017, 1:45 PM by William M. Stevens   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 1:46 PM ]

Jeff Sessions was confirmed as Attorney General this week by a vote of 52-47. As Attorney General and head of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Mr. Sessions will oversee several aspects of immigration. The three 6 null recent executive orders on immigration give the Attorney General  specific 6 null tasks. These include removing funds for sanctuary cities, increasing removal prosecutions, and preparing immigration courts for the resulting increase in case loads.

The US Attorney General also oversees the Board of Immigration Appeals. As such, his power to influence immigration is great. With the current orders to increase enforcement it is certain there will be impacts on current and future immigration cases and immigration court proceedings.