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    Sessions Speaks Out About Illegal Immigration

    Party lines prevailed. The Senate officially approved Attorney General Jeff Sessions 52-47 yesterday, with just one Democrat jumping the aisle as concerns persist about the former Alabama senator’s record on civil rights. As he was sworn in, Sessions said today that illegal immigration must end, calling it a threat to public safety that weighs down American wages. Social media erupted with the hashtag #ShePersisted after Sen. Elizabeth Warren was formally silenced during the debate over Sessions earlier this week, leading some to speculate about her 2020 prospects. Meanwhile, Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch confirmed he’d called President Donald Trump’s tweets attacking judges who opposed his immigration ban “disheartening and demoralizing,” which could endear him to Democrats — and enrage the president.

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