‘Beleaguered’ or not, AG Jeff Sessions coming to Miami

Attorney General Jeff Sessions at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach in March.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will visit Miami on Wednesday to commend Miami-Dade County for not being a “sanctuary city” and cooperating with President Donald Trump‘s administration by extending detentions of local inmates who are being sought for deportation.

Sessions was a key early endorser Trump’s presidential bid and was rewarded with the AG’s job, but he drew condemnation from the president for recusing himself in the ongoing probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump has called Sessions “weak” and “beleaguered” on Twitter.

The Miami Herald reported this month that the Department of Justice sent Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez a letter telling him the county is in compliance with federal policies and therefore eligible for a federal law enforcement grant of $481,347.

Sessions will appear at PortMiami at 3 p.m. with Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan to “give remarks highlighting jurisdictions like Miami-Dade that have increased their cooperation and information sharing with federal immigration authorities and have demonstrated a fundamental commitment to the rule of law and lowering violent crime,” according to a DOJ release.


Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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