Trump's Judicial Picks Reflect 'Hateful' Speech, Groups Say

By Danielle Nichole Smith (May 23, 2018, 6:30 PM EDT) -- The Center for American Progress, Alliance for Justice and the National Immigration Law Center, along with more than 70 organizations, sent a letter to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday expressing "serious concerns" about five lifetime judicial nominations, arguing that they reflected President Donald Trump's "dangerous, hateful and anti-immigrant rhetoric."

The organizations wrote to Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., that they were alarmed by the nominees' records, which they said showed opposition to legal protections for immigrant communities.

"They are on the record making derogatory comments about immigrants, arguing against refugee resettlement, and leading the efforts to block...

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