"We've got cases moving in the very, very liberal Ninth Circuit, who, they've been hostile to the order", Sessions said.
Sessions' comments were referring to the Hawaii judge who issued a nationwide restraining order on President Trump's revised executive order that calls for suspending the entire refugee program for 120 days and halting immigration from six countries in the Middle East and Africa for 90 days.
The controversy over Sessions' description of Hawaii erupted on Tuesday.
"I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the President of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power", he told radio host Mark Levin.
The data offered by Sessions was apparently from a July 2011 report by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, citing $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits paid out to U.S. residents who were ineligible for work, according to Politico.
Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally
Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for the arena, which can hold 10,000 people. "Look forward to it", the president wrote on Twitter . As many quickly pointed out, Trump himself had often referred to the 100-day marker as an important point of his presidency .
In an op-ed published Monday morning, Adler said the answer to the question asking "What is a sanctuary city?" has become convoluted, and the federal government has been elusive in defining the term on which so much rides. "We're going to defend the president's order". Romper reached out to the White House for comment on Sessions' statements, but did not receive a response immediately.
Sen. Mazie Hirono called the comments "ignorant and unsafe".
Here's one good thing that could come from Sessions' aloha-baiting: It might start focusing attention on the rest of that opening sentence and the damage the attorney general is inflicting. "ICE detainer requests are just that - requests", said the mayor, "and holding undocumented immigrants without a warrant is purely voluntary, and some courts have called it unconstitutional".
"It will save us billions of dollars because the numbers of people that are coming will be reduced dramatically; the amount of drugs entering our country will be reduced; the amount of people we are housing in detention centers will be declining".
People, especially those from Hawaii, were not amused.