WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) issued the following statement today on his meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
“We had a very productive meeting this morning with Attorney General Sessions and Mayor Landrieu. We are closer to a resolution then we were yesterday. The Attorney General made two reasonable requests. First, he wants to ensure that the city of New Orleans notifies U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at least 48 hours before the city releases illegal immigrants who are already in jail. Second, he wants the city to allow ICE to interview these illegal immigrants while they are in the custody of the city. Again, these are reasonable requests, and I hope the Mayor will agree to them.”