Sessions knocks 'wall' around Dem convention
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Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsConservatives fume over format of upcoming Rosenstein interview Support for legal marijuana hits all-time high: Gallup Beto O'Rourke on impeachment: 'There is enough there to proceed' MORE (R-Ala.) knocked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout 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 TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report 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.