Sessions knocks 'wall' around Dem convention
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Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump reignites court fight with Ninth Circuit pick Democrats press Nadler to hold Lewandowski in contempt Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' MORE (R-Ala.) knocked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUkrainian official denies Trump pressured president The Memo: 'Whistleblower' furor gains steam Missing piece to the Ukraine puzzle: State Department's overture to Rudy Giuliani MORE's immigration policies Friday, amid reports that a "wall" will be built around the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. 

"It’s interesting that the Democratic National Committee will have a wall around their convention to keep unapproved people out while at the same time, their presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, pushes for open borders policies that are even more radical than President Obama’s," Sessions said in a statement Friday. 
 
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Special Agent James Henry told a local NBC station that the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live! would be enclosed in "no-scale fencing" as part of the convention's security measures.
 
Sessions added Friday that "Clinton and the DNC don’t hesitate to use walls and guns for protecting themselves and their elite friends. I say it’s time to provide such protection to the at-risk people like Kate Steinle, and Clinton not understanding this will lead to her defeat.”
 
Steinle was killed last year in San Francisco by an man in the country illegally, and who had a history of felony convictions and had been deported multiple times. 
 
Republicans have used her death to try to increase mandatory minimum penalties for immigrants who enter the country illegally. They also want to crack down on cities who don't comply with federal immigration laws. 
 
Sessions, who has been mentioned as a potential vice presidential pick for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE, added Friday that Clinton's immigration proposals would "increase the risk of terrorism and criminal behavior." 
 
"She would refuse to deport dangerous criminal aliens until after they have been convicted of committing heinous crimes against Americans [and] close detention centers," he said.
 
The statement comes after Sessions, speaking at the Faith and Freedom Road to Majority Conference Friday, argued it is "just and biblical that we have a lawful system of of immigration." 
 
Clinton, on her campaign website, backs "comprehensive immigration reform" including a pathway to citizenship, as well as closing private immigration detention facilities. 
 
Democrats, and a growing number of Republicans, have criticized Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border as unrealistic and counterproductive to the U.S-Mexico relationship.