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Sessions

Republican from Alabama

Jeff Sessions is President Donald Trump's Attorney General. He was previously a U.S. Senator from Alabama.  

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Recent stories featuring Jeff Sessions

The latest on reunification of families separated at the border, Trump immigration policy

The Trump administration’s process for reuniting immigrant families separated at the border hasn’t been easy. Pressured by a court order, officials have been working overtime to reconnect parents and children separated this summer as a result of the administration’s "zero-tolerance" policy

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s tweets about the border, DACA

President Donald Trump tweeted Happy Easter wishes on Sunday, and shortly after followed up with tweets bashing Mexico and Democrats for immigration problems in the United States.

Here’s a closer look at Trump’s tweets, fact-checked and with context.

An ICE spokesman resigned after Trump criticized the Oakland mayor. Here's why

What made the usual conflict between the Trump administration and a liberal mayor more noteworthy is that a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement quit over it. 

PolitiFact is unable to independently confirm if hundreds of criminals missed arrest because of the mayor’s tip. But we wanted to look at the administration's claims and the spokesman’s criticism of the talking points.

How much privacy do you have when you buy marijuana in California?

California law does not require pot dispensaries to collect much customer data, but the stores appear to gather more information than consumers realize. PolitiFact California explored what’s collected and whether customers should be concerned.

Donald Trump’s team misleads in tying international terrorism report to immigration

President Donald Trump claims a report on international terrorism convictions bolsters the need for changes to the U.S. immigration system. But there is significant missing context, however, in both the report and its promotion by the White House.