Statement on Ouster of Jeff Sessions
Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s firing of Attorney Jeff Sessions, Human Rights First’s Sharon Kelly McBride issued the following statement:
The United States is a nation of laws, and the resignation of Attorney General Sessions does not upend this foundational principle. At a time when the separation of powers is increasingly at risk, Congress must step up to ensure that each branch of government continues to operate in line with its constitutional responsibilities.
Former Attorney General Sessions and anti-immigrant members of the Trump Administration have worked for the past two years to systematically dismantle this nation’s asylum and refugee protection systems. We look forward to working with the next attorney general to restore our nation’s legacy as a haven for those fleeing violence and persecution.