[LA Daily News] Jeff Sessions slams ‘open border crowd’ in LA speech, as hundreds rip Trump immigration policy

(LA Daily News coverage of CLUE's participation in a coalition on June 26, 2018 protesting the Trump administration's cruel treatment of immigrant families.)

LPT-L-SESSIONS-PROTEST-0627-DC-21.jpgClergy gather on Spring Street in front of the Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles to protest against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration’s policies in advance of his noontime address at the Criminal Justice Foundation’s annual luncheon meeting in Los Angeles. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted what he called the “open border crowd” in comments delivered Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles, citing Democratic immigration policies that have allowed over one million undocumented immigrants to remain free of prosecution in the Southland.

“This is the Trump era,” Sessions said at a meeting of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. “We are enforcing our laws again. We know whose side we’re on — we’re on the side of police, and we’re on the side of the American people.”

With a crowd of protesters gathered outside the hotel, Sessions told the conservative advocacy group that in the United States, “we have the most generous immigration laws in the world,” but when they are enforced, “we get attacked in the media by the so-called elites and their special interests.”


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