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AG Jeff Sessions to come to Fort Wayne to discuss immigration

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

It was officially announced Tuesday, June 12, that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will travel to Fort Wayne to discuss the topic of immigration.  

The Department of Justice said in their release that Attorney General Sessions will come to Fort Wayne on Thursday, June 14, to deliver remarks on the immigration priorities of the Trump Administration.  

The remarks will be given at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St., starting at 1:15 p.m. in the Suite Level Lounge.  

Sessions said on Monday that immigration judges should not consider domestic and gang violence when they consider applications for asylum, something that would affect the status of thousands of would-be immigrants from Central America. The directive came in a 31-page department decision. 

The former U.S. Senator from Alabama has at times found himself on the receiving end of criticism from President Trump, who has particularly chastised Sessions for recusing himself from matters involving the investigation into Russia and any potential connection to the Trump Campaign or to the White House.  

But on immigration, the two have found common ground. As both a member of Congress and as Attorney General, Sessions has taken a hard line approach that has generally been in-step with the president.   

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