From the Washington Post:
Tenure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been unusual yet effective
By Matt Zapotosky and Sari Horwitz November 24 at 5:12 PM
… In meetings with top Justice Department officials about terrorist suspects, Sessions often has a particular question: Where is the person from? When officials tell him a suspect was born and lives in the United States, he typically has a follow-up: To what country does his family trace its lineage?
While there are reasons to want to know that information, some officials familiar with the inquiries said the questions struck them as revealing that Sessions harbors an innate suspicion about people from certain ethnic and religious backgrounds. …
Syed Farook and Omar Mateen were born in the United States. That’s all you should know and all you need to know. We can’t have the Attorney General practicing pattern recognition. Facts are the enemy. Asking questions is hate.
Sessions, unlike past attorneys general, has been especially aggressive on immigration. … The attorney general has long held the view that the United States should even reduce the number of those immigrating here legally. …
Vanita Gupta, the head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division in the Obama administration who now works as chief executive of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said Sessions seems to harbor an “unwillingness to recognize the history of this country is rooted in immigration.”
So who cares about the will of the people or some legal mumbo-jumbo written down in dusty lawbooks? The history of America is rooted in the Gupta clan’s right to move here en masse.[Comment at Unz.com]